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September 26, 2001

Champions League: Liverpool make point for the future

Filed under: World Cup 2006 — Ivan @ 1:05 pm

The News Review:

* Football wars reach fever pitch
* Yahoo! Gets World Cup Contract
* Yahoo and FIFA Form Expansive Global Relationship
* Champions League: Liverpool make point for the future
* You quizzed George Weah
* What a marvellous week!
* Eriksson’s quiet revolution

Football wars reach fever pitch
BBC News – Sep 10, 2001
The broadcasters face an appalling backlash if viewers discover they won’t be able to watch the World Cup. Kirch needs a UK sale if it’s to recoup the huge sums it paid Fifa for the rights in the first place. There are signs that the broadcasters are prepared to consider a compromise, in the shape of a deal covering not only the 2002 World Cup but also the 2006 tournament. The 2006 tournament will be be played in Germany (and for which both BBC and ITV would be prepared to pay considerably more because matches will be played in UK prime time). But so far, it appears, Prisma has not responded to this proferred olive branch.

Yahoo! Gets World Cup Contract
E-Commerce Times – Sep 12, 2001
Yahoo! said it has exclusive rights to produce, market and host the FIFAworldcup. com site, and will sell site sponsorships, along with FIFA. The deal covers the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, and the 2006 event in Germany. “Marketing and sponsorship packages available on FIFAworldcup. com also allow Yahoo! to demonstrate its ability to deliver on advertisers’ goals by reaching their targeted audiences with creative, relevant and compelling solutions,” Yahoo! president and chief operating officer Jeff Mallett said. Yahoo! has been trying to boost revenue and expand its offerings to offset money lost from a widespread downturn in the Internet advertising… The 64 matches of the 1998 World Cup, held in France, were watched by more than 33 billion viewers, with the final match — between France and Brazil — drawing 1 billion people. By contrast, the National Football League’s Super Bowl generally gets about 140 million viewers each year, Yahoo! said. The Web site for the last World Cup, France98. 1 billion page views during the event. “Combining the worldwide popularity of both the FIFA World Cup and the Internet, along with Yahoo’s 200 million unique monthly visitors, the aim will be to exceed this mark and create a new precedent for event traffic,” Yahoo! said.

Yahoo and FIFA Form Expansive Global Relationship
Article Central – Sep 13, 2001
Through the agreement, Yahoo! will exclusively produce, market, host, and
with FIFA, sell sponsorships of the official co-branded Web site of the FIFA
World Cup (fifaworldcup. com) and has become one of 15 official worldwide
FIFA Partners. The announcement was made
at a news conference from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Video of
the news conference can be viewed at.

Champions League: Liverpool make point for the future – Sep 19, 2001
Certainly, Jerzy Dudek was well beaten. In the end if was the closest Dortmund came to breaking the deadlock, leaving both clubs in an identical position with four games of this Group B competition remaining but the Germans doubtless cursing an opportunity wasted. According to the scoreboards at either end of the ground, the 2006 World Cup here in Germany is 1,723 days away. For the future hosts it is probably just as well.

You quizzed George Weah
BBC News – Sep 18, 2001
We’re going to prove to people that we are a great team. I think I’ve reached a point where I don’t want to continue as a player after the Nations Cup. So what I’ll try to do is see how else I can help. The idea of travelling around for miles and miles when other people aren’t giving full support is not for me. Also I’d like to give some of the younger players a chance to take my position and play like me.

What a marvellous week!
BBC News – Sep 13, 2001
It’s a terrible tune anyway. It is, I think the Germans’ is more rousing to be honest. It is, but it does have overtones which they’d do well to get rid of and think of a nice pretty tune – maybe Nicole’s A Little Peace?

But I don’t think we’ll win the World Cup in 2002, Paul, to get back to your question. I do think we’ll win the European Championships in 2004 – and in 2006 we’ll walk it. Not only because all the players will be in full, er, blossoming-ness, if that’s the right word – probably bloom actually is better. I mean that tournament should have been held at home, in England. Instead it’s being held over there, in Germany, which will be hilarious as it’s like playing at home for us anyway.

Eriksson’s quiet revolution – Sep 11, 2001
It’s a very young team”, he emphasises. “Despite what people thought before the Greece game at Old Trafford – that it was a formality – 27 or 28-year-olds with a bit of wool on their back would deal with that situation more comfortably than young internationals for whom every game is a new experience. “Unless you’re very lucky, every international is virtually a cup game. You get in, and your world is full of the glamour of international football. Then it starts to dawn on you how important every single match is. With a club, your form is judged over 50 games. Internationally, you’re looking for eight or nine out of 10 from players most of the time, because that’s what’s required to win at that level.

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