Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

March 13, 2002

DAVID HARDIE: Talking Football

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The News Review:

* Blatter’s head on a block tonight
* THE FINAL WORD
* Thompson vows to fight on at FA
* DAVID HARDIE: Talking Football
* Nigeria’s best XI?
* theage.com.au – The Age –
* Daily Research News Online article no. 1482

Blatter’s head on a block tonight
Dispatch Online – Mar 7, 2002
Thirteen of the 24 members are pro-Johansson and the former Swiss lawyer will need all his political wiles to defuse the worst political crisis to confront Fifa. Already there have been allegations that Blatter supporters bribed African members to ensure victory in the 1998 presidential election held on the eve of the World Cup. Last week Farah Addo, vice-president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), claimed Blatter backers had offered him $100 000 to switch his support from Johansson to Blatter in the 1998 election. Addo said he rejected the overtures, but insisted he saw other members line up in the Meridien Hotel in Paris being used to house Fifa members to receive money to vote for Fifa’s former secretary general. But even Johansson admits that Addo’s allegations will not bring down his arch rival. He has told friends that there are already probably 100 of the 204 Fifa members who will continue to support Blatter for another four years when he stands for re-election in May, as long as they continue to get the huge sums annually dished out by Fifa. What the burly Swede and his supporters, including CAF president Issa Hayatou and the powerful South Korean Fifa vice-president, Chung Mong-Joon, are banking on is to force Fifa’s executive committee and Blatter to agree to an independent financial review of Fifa’s books… Now Germany’s Kirch Group, who bought the television rights for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, is also facing collapse. Senior European officials in UEFA claim that Blatter has been forced to dip into revenue due for the 2006 World Cup to keep Fifa going, further risking the future of the movement. Fifa’s six-strong finance committee — a majority firm Blatter supporters — examined an audit of the books earlier this week, but it is tonight’s executive meeting when the Johansson-led majority will have their showdown with the Fifa president. Hayatou is expected to announce within the next 10 days that he will stand against Blatter in the presidential election in Seoul, but the French-speaking African is given little chance of unseating Blatter. “Only if we can prove that Blatter is leading Fifa towards financial collapse can we oust him,” one anti-Blatter member said. “There are many European, African and Asian members who will not support Hayatou, regardless of what they say in public.

THE FINAL WORD
Irish Independent – Mar 9, 2002
Blatter, you might remember, served as general secretary of FIFA under Joao Havelange, the Brazilian autocrat who ran world football like a family business. When Havelange decided he would not seek re-election on the eve of the 1998 World Cup in France, it was inevitable that he and his powerful allies would throw their weight behind their humble servant, Blatter. And it wasn’t just because they wanted to reward the diligent Swiss administrator for his efficiency and loyalty. Let’s just say it suited them to have continuity of command. So, instead of electing the vastly-experienced and zealous prince of European football, Swede Lennart Johansson, FIFA’s power-brokers summoned Blatter from beneath stairs and made him president.

Thompson vows to fight on at FA
Telegraph.co.uk – Mar 12, 2002
Other countries then have a winter break and come back fresh. But I am sure we will get to the European Championship in Portugal and will be at our best. If we do well, I am sure Sven will stay to 2006. If he has won the European Championship, he will want to win the World Cup. “Although admitting that he found.

DAVID HARDIE: Talking Football
Edinburgh Evening News – Mar 7, 2002
But given that the qualifying competition begins in September, Vogts is facing a race against time to assemble a squad of players capable of taking us there. So he faces a bit of a conundrum: does he go with the older heads – remembering they’ll be two years older – and hope to feed some youngsters in over the course of the qualifying campaign knowing they’ll lack great international experience if we should reach the finals. Or should he backtrack on his assertion that Euro 2004 is his goal and make it clear to everyone that the World Cup finals in Germany two years later is a greater target, and the coming international matches will be used to blood youngsters for the longer term? Doing so would give Vogts four, not two years, to build his squad based on youth not only for Germany in 2006 but the next European Championships, possibly here in Scotland, and the following World Cup finals in 2010. He’s already seen the likes of Maloney and Hughes in action, along with the youngsters playing for Aberdeen and Dundee United. Now Vogts needs to get out and about and quickly cast his eye over every other SPL club. I’ll bet he’ll like what he sees, guys like Ian Murray and Tam McManus at Hibs, Scott Severin and Stephen Simmons at Hearts, Kilmarnock’s Steve Murray and Peter Canero, Chris McGroarty at Dunfermline, Dundee’s Gavin Rae and St Johnstone’s Keigan Parker. SFA disciplinary loophole less than appealingTHE appeals lodged by Celtic stars Bobo Balde and Alan Thompson have exposed a loophole in the system which needs to be plugged by the SFA… But given that the qualifying competition begins in September, Vogts is facing a race against time to assemble a squad of players capable of taking us there. So he faces a bit of a conundrum: does he go with the older heads – remembering they’ll be two years older – and hope to feed some youngsters in over the course of the qualifying campaign knowing they’ll lack great international experience if we should reach the finals. Or should he backtrack on his assertion that Euro 2004 is his goal and make it clear to everyone that the World Cup finals in Germany two years later is a greater target, and the coming international matches will be used to blood youngsters for the longer term? Doing so would give Vogts four, not two years, to build his squad based on youth not only for Germany in 2006 but the next European Championships, possibly here in Scotland, and the following World Cup finals in 2010. He’s already seen the likes of Maloney and Hughes in action, along with the youngsters playing for Aberdeen and Dundee United. Now Vogts needs to get out and about and quickly cast his eye over every other SPL club. I’ll bet he’ll like what he sees, guys like Ian Murray and Tam McManus at Hibs, Scott Severin and Stephen Simmons at Hearts, Kilmarnock’s Steve Murray and Peter Canero, Chris McGroarty at Dunfermline, Dundee’s Gavin Rae and St Johnstone’s Keigan Parker. SFA disciplinary loophole less than appealingTHE appeals lodged by Celtic stars Bobo Balde and Alan Thompson have exposed a loophole in the system which needs to be plugged by the SFA.

Nigeria’s best XI?
BBC News – Mar 8, 2002
Who would you have in the team?. Other players not mentioned should wait till Germany 2006 when most of the present squad hopefully would have “retired”. Taiwo,
Nigeria

I don’t have a team yet but I want Onigbinde to hear the voice of Nigerians, invite Chris Oretan to the team, he his the best attacker we can boast of now. Sam,
Nigeria

I am very happy at the appointment of Onigbinde as our chief coach at the World Cup in Japan and Korea. He built a defence line that was feared by everyone in Africa. Just the mentioning of his name, if Nigeria was listed in the stock market, would have yielded dividend, his first comment was the fact that our football is based on wing play.

theage.com.au – The Age –
The Age – Mar 8, 2002
“I am exhausted,” she said. Camplin said she would continue to work on her successful triple-twisting double somersaults, rather than develop more technical jumps, because she believes there are still another 17 points in her present tricks – a score that would snare her the world record. But that and the lure of further World Cup victories and an attempt at defending her Olympic title in 2006 in Turin is something she does not want to think about at the moment. In the next few weeks she will be on a promotional whirlwind of television and radio interviews, but then she just wants to sleep in and enjoy time with family and friends. It will be her only chance of a substantial break before preparing for the Mount Buller World Cup aerials in winter. “I want to put on a good show at home,” she said. She wants time for photography, drawing and golf, and her great passions, reading and watching her beloved Collingwood football team.

Daily Research News Online article no. 1482
Daily Research News Online – Mar 7, 2002
According to new AMI research, this summer’s televised FIFA World Cup matches are likely to be enjoyed by an a predominantly male audience, at least across Asian countries. AMI’s recent survey of 2,006 respondents across five Asian markets (Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan) shows intended viewing by gender for the forthcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup matches. Overall viewing is likely to be highest in Indonesia with some 90% of the adult population tuning in. This is followed by expected audiences of nearly four fifths (79%) of the total in Hong Kong and Singapore… According to new AMI research, this summer’s televised FIFA World Cup matches are likely to be enjoyed by an a predominantly male audience, at least across Asian countries. AMI’s recent survey of 2,006 respondents across five Asian markets (Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan) shows intended viewing by gender for the forthcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup matches. Overall viewing is likely to be highest in Indonesia with some 90% of the adult population tuning in. This is followed by expected audiences of nearly four fifths (79%) of the total in Hong Kong and Singapore. Looked at by gender, the responses reveal a very different picture though.

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