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October 15, 2002

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The News Review:

* Don’t mention the war: German star takes charge of Iraq’s…
* England need Brazilian touch
* Africa’s bidding for 2010 slow to get started
* CNNSI.com – Soccer – England has lineup headaches despite fit squad -…
* CNNSI.com – Soccer – Eriksson keen to focus on work after dramas -…
* Addo loses Fifa post
* Caption competition winner 117

Don’t mention the war: German star takes charge of Iraq’s…
Guardian Unlimited – Oct 13, 2002
‘ Some of his compatriots have ventured that this might not quite be the point. Shortly after his arrival in the Iraqi capital, the German had his photograph taken in front of a smiling portrait of Saddam Hussein. The Berlin tabloid BZ called it ‘the scandal photo of the year’. The four-year contract which has been offered to Stange and was due to be finalised at talks in Baghdad yes terday would make him directly answerable to the Iraqi dictator’s son, Uday… There again, Stange is no stranger to the ways of dictatorships. A former coach of the East German national side, he was fired as coach of Hertha Berlin after it emerged he had been an informer for the East German secret police, the Stasi. The football authorities in Baghdad noticed his talents last year when he steered the Omani side to a shock 1-0 victory over Iraq in a World Cup qualifying round warm-up match. The irrepressibly enthusiastic Stange assured The Observer that his experiences of the Iraq capital had so far been entirely positive. ‘The city is full of life. The streets are full of cars. The restaurants are full of people,’ he said.

England need Brazilian touch
BBC News – Oct 15, 2002
And he feels Eriksson’s team will be a major force when the finals roll on to Germany in 2006. “But they need more integration and to bring a little bit more of the Brazilian technique and a bit more co-operation with the Brazilian way.

Africa’s bidding for 2010 slow to get started
Independent Online – Oct 15, 2002
But this time Fifa have yet to invite bids for the 2010 finals, which is traditionally the launching pad for the candidate countries to begin their campaigning. The World Cup in 2010 is due to be hosted by an African country as Fifa, for the first time, begins a new rotation policy among its six continental confederations. UNIQUE PROBLEMS

“I can see possible reasons for the delay,” said Danny Jordaan, the former chief executive officer of the South Africa Football Association who has been waiting for several months to launch a second successive attempt by his country. Jordaan says the acrimonious Fifa election campaign earlier this year, which saw Blatter beat off a challenge from Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou, and the unique problems posed by the co-hosting of this year’s finals in South Korea and Japan are the key reasons for the slow start. “The wrapping-up process for Fifa after the 2002 World Cup has proven much longer than it did after the 1998 finals in France by the very nature of the joint hosting of the tournament and the geographical distance from Zurich. “There have been so many things to complete and tie up that Fifa have not been able to turn their focus towards opening up the 2010 campaign,” Jordaan said… Jordaan said South Africa had been waiting for several months to launch their 2010 bid but were waiting for the official go-ahead before formally announcing their candidacy. “We are not worried at this stage. We have been working on our plans and have been travelling already to talk to our friends in world football. “Even if they gave us just a year to get the bid underway we would be able to make it. ”

LIBYANS BIDDING

South Africa are regarded as the favourites to host the finals – even by the admission of one of the other countries who have said they will bid too. “We acknowledge they have the infra-structure in place but it is our intention to throw everything in to challenge them,” said Saad Gaddafi, president of the Libyan Football Federation and son of the north African country’s leader. Gaddafi, in an interview with a Saudi Arabian newspaper last week, said Libya would commit massive resources into building the infra-structure to host the 2010 finals.

CNNSI.com – Soccer – England has lineup headaches despite fit squad -…
SI.com – Oct 14, 2002
“I’m not sure whether they would have won 5-0 in Slovakia,”Owen told reporters. “But this is our chance to put on a good performance andhopefully we can. Owen, whose strike against Slovakia took his England tallyto 19 in 43 appearances, said the qualifying campaign should bea springboard to further success — starting in Portugal in twoyears’ time and culminating in 2006 for the World Cup inGermany. Improving team “I believe we had a good chance at the [2002] World Cup andit doesn’t take a rocket scientist to fathom out that the teamwill improve as the years go by,” he said. “Portugal should be good, but the World Cup in Germanyshould be the pinnacle of this team. Owen also made clear his respect for England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who has been through a turbulent week overnewspaper revelations about a previous affair with Swedishtelevision presenter Ulrika Jonsson. But Owen denied that England’s stirring second halfperformance in Bratislava was motivated in part by a desire tohelp a manager already under the spotlight due to matters offthe pitch.

CNNSI.com – Soccer – Eriksson keen to focus on work after dramas -…
SI.com – Oct 13, 2002
From the first minute of the second half it was adifferent story. “It showed a lot of character because the pitch was verybad, it was very difficult to play quick football. Playing the game is above all why Eriksson is very unlikelyto be deflected from his task of taking England to Euro 2004 andsubsequently to the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. For the Swede, few emotions can match those he has enjoyedsince taking effective charge of England in February of 2001. “Winning football games is one of the best things in theworld,” he said. “It always has been. Mild revelations as Eriksson’s ex-girlfriend releases bookLONDON (AP) — A much-anticipated autobiography by a former girlfriend of England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson contained few shocks when it was serialized in a British newspaper Sunday… Playing the game is above all why Eriksson is very unlikelyto be deflected from his task of taking England to Euro 2004 andsubsequently to the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. For the Swede, few emotions can match those he has enjoyedsince taking effective charge of England in February of 2001. “Winning football games is one of the best things in theworld,” he said. “It always has been. Mild revelations as Eriksson’s ex-girlfriend releases bookLONDON (AP) — A much-anticipated autobiography by a former girlfriend of England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson contained few shocks when it was serialized in a British newspaper Sunday. Meanwhile, Eriksson maintains he won’t quit over the intense scrutiny the affair has spawned. Television presenter Ulrika Jonsson had an affair with fellow Swede Eriksson between January and April this year.

Addo loses Fifa post
BBC News – Oct 15, 2002
Belaid
Lacarne of Algeria and Badara Sene of Senegal will now serve on the
committee. There have been rewards for the Africans that have supported Blatter’s re-election. South African Football Association president Molefi Oliphant has been appointed to the 2006 World Cup organising committee, while Mauritania’s Mohamed Lamine Cheiguer got a place on the organising committee for the 2003 Under-17 world championship in Finland. Libya’s Saad Gaddafi was also appointed to the Fifa Club World Championship organising committee.

Caption competition winner 117
BBC News – Oct 15, 2002
Andy, Scotland

Great news! When Berti took it over the Scottish squad was on its knees – and now look at it! Salman Fishing, England

Due to language problems, the Scots players had to mime the identity of who they really wanted as manager: Martin O’Kneel. Stu Pidname, UK

The smiles soon turned to terror as news of a spillage of green superglue came through. James, Scotland

OK boys, here’s the deal – you start playing decent football for me or I inform Sammy McIlroy that both your grandmothers were from Belfast. Monty, Ireland

The boys finally get the long stretch they’ve deserved. But Berti just needs a 7, 11 or double to get out of jail… Gav, UK

Yes lads, it was just like that. Brazil was sliding and kicking to the right of me, to the left of me. All the while I just crouched at the back waiting for my moment in German World Cup history. Tom Roberts, USA

Scotland modify their training methods for their next high-profile friendly against the Mbuti Pygmies. Gav, UK

McFadden and Ross bow to the master as Vogts demonstrates page 237 of his latest instructional manual entitled “How To Win a Penalty – The Subtle Way”. Rob Brown,
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