Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

October 22, 2002

Vogts finally gets Scotland off the ground

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The News Review:

* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* Olympiakos feel the heat
* Vogts finally gets Scotland off the ground
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* Anti-Nice campaigner’s dark secret boosts Ahern’s chances
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* Govt to study private sector stadium plans
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* Scots move to snare St Patrick
* UEFA Regions’ Cup – News & Features – News Specific

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 16, 2002
Two opportunitiesReverting to a 4-3-3 formation, Yugoslavia had several further chances to score. Predrag Mijatovic, who scored in his side’s 1-1 draw with Italy on Saturday, had two great opportunities on 64 and 68 minutes, but he spurned them both. Crucial secondIt was not until the 85th minute that Yugoslavia scored the crucial second. Mihajlovic was lining up a free-kick, when Juha Reini was adjudged to have elbowed Mladen Krstajic in the box. Reini was sent off and a penalty was awarded. Mihajlovic stepped up and placed the ball accurately into the back of the net to make the final score 2-0. ‘Important victory’”I am satisfied with the result, but only with the performance in the second half,” said Yugoslavia coach Dejan Savicevic… Mihajlovic stepped up and placed the ball accurately into the back of the net to make the final score 2-0. ‘Important victory’”I am satisfied with the result, but only with the performance in the second half,” said Yugoslavia coach Dejan Savicevic. “My players were obviously not able to adopt a defensive formation, leaving a lot of space for the Finns in the air. At half-time I brought in Mladen Krstajic and that stopped the visitors. We are still not favourites in the group, we have still a lot of games to play, but we have achieved a very important victory. ” Muurinen downbeatFinland coach Antii Muurinen was more downbeat. “I respect the Yugoslavian team for their technical abilities and I was afraid that my players would not be able to score,” he said.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 17, 2002
“If I’m granted residency, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that I will play for Israel. Quick decision”On the other hand, if I turn down the offer to play for Croatia, I may never be called up again,” he continued. “At the age of 30 I may end up not playing international football. I didn’t give Baric a conclusive answer, but I’ll have to decide fast. All rights reserved.

Olympiakos feel the heat
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 19, 2002
Olympiakos, who host United on Wednesday, have not played a league game in October after the Greek Football Federation (EPO) called a month-long shutdown following the collapse of Alpha Digital, the European satellite broadcaster. The club have no coach and their president, Socrates Kokkalis, is under investigation following preliminary charges of espionage against the state. On Wednesday, a six-man UEFA delegation arrived in Athens to scrutinise the county’s application to co-host Euro 2008 with Turkey. Within 24 hours senior Greece international, Vassilis Tsartas, “did a Roy Keane” and criticised the EPO for providing poor training facilities. Iraklis then confirmed they had fined their top scorer, Martin Mieciel, £12,500 for turning up to training in his slippers… Olympiakos, who host United on Wednesday, have not played a league game in October after the Greek Football Federation (EPO) called a month-long shutdown following the collapse of Alpha Digital, the European satellite broadcaster. The club have no coach and their president, Socrates Kokkalis, is under investigation following preliminary charges of espionage against the state. On Wednesday, a six-man UEFA delegation arrived in Athens to scrutinise the county’s application to co-host Euro 2008 with Turkey. Within 24 hours senior Greece international, Vassilis Tsartas, “did a Roy Keane” and criticised the EPO for providing poor training facilities. Iraklis then confirmed they had fined their top scorer, Martin Mieciel, £12,500 for turning up to training in his slippers.

Vogts finally gets Scotland off the ground
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 13, 2002
“The defence did well but we would like to see Russell Anderson at some point. I will have to speak to Rainer Bonhof about the under-21s but maybe he could play for them on Monday against Ghana for 45 minutes and then come back to the main squad. “Events in Reykjavik did not alter the fact that Scotland continue to find it difficult to score goals. If anything, Christian Dailly’s headed opener simply emphasised the problem. Dailly was top scorer with three goals before Reykjavik and although such contributions will always be welcome, it would be agreeable to see a forward making a mark on the statistics. The second goal, which secured the points for Scotland and ended Iceland’s revival after the interval, was a peach and even Vogts seemed to realise that he was witness to a singular event, a right-foot shot from Gary Naysmith as the Everton midfield player tamed a pass from Maurice Ross on the right and swivelled on the spot to whisk a rising drive high into the far corner of the net. Having performed so memorably on his eighth appearance for his country, Naysmith can watch tomorrow evening’s proceedings from the sidelines, content in the knowledge that his place in Vogts’ plans is secure… Which brings us back to the fiasco which then ensued. To keep the national football squad hanging around amid hundreds of sunshine package holidaymakers is insupportable – especially when injured players have to stand or squat on the edge of the carousels. By happy contrast, at least Vogts and his players have kept the Euro 2004 entry door ajar.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 16, 2002
Mighty victoryThat save proved crucial as Wales took the lead just 60 seconds later, and as the final whistle blew in Cardiff, Hughes’s unfancied side were left to celebrate a second consecutive victory while Trapattoni pondered a qualifying campaign already in danger of turning out badly. Hats off to Wales”You have to take your hat off to Wales,” said Trapattoni afterwards. “We could not cope with them. ” His opposite number was ovewhelmed with joy. “I am absolutely delighted with the players,” said Hughes. “They really imposed themselves on this game. This has left me with a wonderful feeling.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 16, 2002
No further goals arrived in the half, but the Netherlands continued to give a display of possession football that left their opponents chasing shadows. More chancesLittle changed in the second period, as the Netherlands went forward at will, and four minutes into the half Kluivert saw a header cleared off the line. Zenden, Makaay and Seedorf also saw chances go close as the period wore on, although they could not add to their lead. Red cardThe home side did show a little more attacking thrust in the last 30 minutes, but rarely looked like breaking down Jaap Stam and Frank de Boer, and ended the game with ten men after Martin Hiden was sent off 13 minutes from time for an elbow on Cocu. All rights reserved.

Anti-Nice campaigner’s dark secret boosts Ahern’s chances
Guardian Unlimited – Oct 13, 2002
Barrett admitted yesterday that he had attended conferences held by the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany, its youth wing, and the far-right Italian Forza Nuova. At one of the rallies he attended in 1999 a former SS officer was given a standing ovation. The revelations have shifted public focus away from the incompetence and corruption of Bertie Ahern’s government, the debacle over Stadium Ireland and the subsequent threat to the joint Irish-Scottish Euro 2008 bid. Barrett, Ireland’s ruling party admits, has let them off the hook. ‘We can’t believe our luck,’ one senior Fianna Fail strategist said yesterday. ‘It has caused major embarrassment for the rest of the No campaigners and has associated their cause with extremism. ‘ Founded by Eamon de Valera, Fianna Fail is a party that traditionally plays hardball in election and referendum campaigns… Seizing on the Barrett controversy, Gerry Claffey, spokesman for the group, said: ‘We believe that foreign far-right groups view a No vote as an opportunity to damage democracy and international co-operation, especially in central European countries. ‘ Ireland’s Greens were hit with a double-whammy over the weekend after Danny Cohn-Bendit, the leader of the 1968 student uprising in Paris and now leader of the Greens in the European Parliament, called for a Yes vote in Ireland. ‘In the situation now in Ireland I would vote for the treaty, not because it is good but because we have to continue,’ he said. West of the Shannon, the river running through the middle of Ireland, concerns over Nice are less about xenophobia and the far Right and more to do with the price of cattle and sheep. Much of the land on Ireland’s western seaboard, rugged and battered by Atlantic winds, is barren, with smaller farmers depending on European Union subsidies to support cattle and sheep farming. Since joining the EU in 1973, Irish farmers have received 29 billion euros in European aid. Joe Ryan, a dairy farmer from Claremorris in County Mayo, is typical of those in the Irish rural community who fear future competition from farms in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary – the first three former Eastern bloc nations to join the EU once the Nice treaty is ratified.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 17, 2002
Football dwarfKarl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with assorted members of the European press, had plenty to chew on this morning. Not least those at the German tabloid Bild. “We played like amateurs,” it said after “a tortuous 2-1 win against the team ranked 119th in the world” – the Faroe Islands. Three Group 5 points count for little when Germany “are unable to put a football dwarf in its place”. A Welsh lessonGiovanni Trapattoni was another revered former international feeling the strain. The Italy coach was taught a “Welsh lesson” in the 2-1 defeat in Cardiff, according to the daily Gazzetta dello Sport.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 16, 2002
However, the 42,000 fans at the Vasilij Levski stadium were celebrating four minutes later as a magnificent free-kick by Bulgarian captain Krassimir Balakov swirled sweetly into the top left-hand corner of Alvárez’s goal. Andorra strike backBulgaria lost concentration after going two up and were brought back down to earth when Antonio Lima pulled a goal back from a Justo Ruiz corner before being sent off after elbowing Vladimir Manchev. ‘Another three points’”It was not a very difficult game,” Bulgaria coach Plamen Markov said. “We had control of the game for the most of the match, but we failed to convert our chances. What is important is that we won another three points and are moving closer to EURO 2004.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 16, 2002
On topHungary are ahead of Latvia on goal difference with four points from two matches, one point more than Poland, their next Group 4 opponents whom they face in March. Imre Gellei’s side were looking to build on their impressive draw away in Sweden on Saturday, but were frustrated by San Marino during the first half, and it was not until the introduction of Gera that the game turned their way. Overhead kickHungary were restricted to a couple of half-chances in the opening period, but the home fans were brought to life four minutes after the restart when Gera broke the deadlock with a spectacular overhead kick from eight metres. Double upHungary doubled their lead on 61 minutes, Gera this time striking powerfully into the top corner with his left foot from 16 metres after being picked out by midfield player Pál Dárdai. Gera hat-trickSan Marino offered little in attack. Their best chance of note came on 32 minutes when Hungary keeper Gábor Király comfortably collected Andy Salva’s strike from distance, and the result was already beyond doubt when Gera completed his hat-trick a minute from time.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 16, 2002
Ümit makes it twoJust eight minutes later, Turkey had doubled their advantage, Ümit Davala climbing highest to head in Arif Erdem’s cross from the left. Ilhan on targetEight minutes later and it was three, Ilhan Mansiz picking his spot with a precise volley from the penalty spot after Daniel Hasler had only half cleared Arif’s low cross from the right. Rüstu saveRüstu Reçber in the Turkey goal was called into a sharp save from Mario Frick moments before the break, but by then Liechtenstein would have been further behind if not for Jehle. Jehle shinesOn 38 minutes he saved well low to his right from Nihat Kahveci who was again thwarted by the keeper three minutes after the restart. Sixty seconds later, Hasler cleared Arif’s volley off the line and, with 18 minutes to play, the Galatasaray SK midfield player was again denied by Jehle after connecting with a low cross. Serhat doubleTurkey eased the pace as the clock wound down, but young Fenerbahçe SK striker Serhat Akin, on as a substitute, still found time to add two more. On 82 minutes he touched Tugay Kerimoglu’s through-ball beyond Jehle, then in stoppage time tapped in Nihat’s cross from the right.

Govt to study private sector stadium plans
rte.ie – Oct 22, 2002
The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, John O’Donoghue, told the D?il this afternoon that these would now be studied to see if it was practical to proceed with a tendering process. Mr O’Donoghue said he hoped that this review would be finished by the end of November so that he could tell UEFA whether Ireland would be able to provide two stadia for the joint bid with Scotland for the Euro 2008 soccer championships. Advertisement He said this was either on or it was not, and that he wouldn’t be “fooling around” on the matter. However, the Minister stressed that going ahead with the National Stadium did not depend on securing the Championships. He said there was no question of allowing a private developer to make a quick killing at the expense of the taxpayer.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – Oct 18, 2002
The Greek league is in the last week of a month-long shutdown in protest at government refusal to compensate for lost TV revenues. Athens, which will host the next Olympics in 2004, was the last stop on a UEFA tour of all seven bids ahead of a decision on December 12. ?All of the challengers will be judged on the same objective criteria,? UEFA director Mike Lee told Reuters in a telephone interview from Portugal. ?They (the UEFA inspectors) are not interested in looking at a snapshot of what is happening in Greek football at this moment,? said Lee who has led inspections of a number of bidding countries.

Scots move to snare St Patrick
CathNews – Oct 21, 2002
West Dunbartonshire are hoping to hijack Ireland’s patron with the claim that the beloved saint was born near Old Kilpatrick, making him a Scot by birth. Those behind the move see their actions as a sporting and cultural ‘hands across the sea’ gesture. They are also counting on it as a major tourism boost for the area, bringing the possibility of more than 6000 jobs. The man with the vision behind the move is council leader Danny McCafferty who believes the projects being planned could rival the best attractions in Britain… Talks are underway to link the alleged birth place of St Patrick with an unexcavated Roman fort that is believed to have a connection with the crucifixion. But villagers in Old Kilpatrick have their reservations and don’t want to see their village turned into an Irish theme park. One villager who did not want to be named made the point: ‘Bringing trade and jobs to the area would be very welcome but we would never get away with pinching St Patrick from the Irish – and they will not share him. Anyone who believes we could do that has been drinking too much Guinness.

UEFA Regions’ Cup – News & Features – News Specific
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 13, 2002
A 1-1 draw in their opening game against West Scotland saw a Bormakovs strike three minutes into the second half cancel out Cunningham’s 15th-minute opener for the Scottish side before they won against Ireland. Bormakovs strikesGerry Smith’s Ireland side had proved tough opponents throughout the group stage, but history repeated itself at the Ullevi as Bormakovs scored again for Latvia in the 90th minute to seal Ireland’s second 1-0 defeat of the tournament and take Vladimirs Direktorenko’s Latvia to the verge of a place in the finals. Resounding winSadly for Latvia, it was not to be, but Ireland did finally break their scoring duck in their final game – a resounding 4-0 win against fellow Celts West Scotland. Ireland and Scotland may be bidding to co-host EURO 2008, but there was no love lost between the two sides as Smith’s outfit took an incredible early lead. Incredible startNot satisfied with Feeney opening the scoring in the first minute of the game, Ireland went straight back on the attack and coach Frank Coulston could barely hide his disappointment as Heffernan scored with Ireland’s next attack to make it 2-0 after just two minutes. Feeney then scored again after 28 minutes and Flynn completed the rout with a 62nd-minute effort… Bormakovs strikesGerry Smith’s Ireland side had proved tough opponents throughout the group stage, but history repeated itself at the Ullevi as Bormakovs scored again for Latvia in the 90th minute to seal Ireland’s second 1-0 defeat of the tournament and take Vladimirs Direktorenko’s Latvia to the verge of a place in the finals. Resounding winSadly for Latvia, it was not to be, but Ireland did finally break their scoring duck in their final game – a resounding 4-0 win against fellow Celts West Scotland. Ireland and Scotland may be bidding to co-host EURO 2008, but there was no love lost between the two sides as Smith’s outfit took an incredible early lead. Incredible startNot satisfied with Feeney opening the scoring in the first minute of the game, Ireland went straight back on the attack and coach Frank Coulston could barely hide his disappointment as Heffernan scored with Ireland’s next attack to make it 2-0 after just two minutes. Feeney then scored again after 28 minutes and Flynn completed the rout with a 62nd-minute effort.

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