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December 28, 2002

Ronaldo brightens gloom of soccer 2002

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The News Review:

* Scolari looks to instill winning mentality
* What did you say in 2002?
* Sven asks Zico if he knows any strikers
* Ronaldo brightens gloom of soccer 2002
* Turkey try out new blood for Dubai tournament
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News
* The most wanted, at 46
* Slovakia appeal after punishment
* Elvis is News award winner

Scolari looks to instill winning mentality – Dec 27, 2002
All they are doing is toreinforce what we have been saying about them. They are a verywell managed team and have many good players. ‘As the host nation, Portugal do not need to qualify for Euro2004 and Scolari recognises one of his main problems will be alack of competitive matches. ‘In this aspect, (not having to qualify) is bad, withoutbeing in a competitive environment, without a difficultsituation to try to overcome, without knowing differentreactions from various moments in a match. ‘DEMANDING FRIENDLIESTo compensate for that, Portugal are organising friendliesagainst strong opponents. ‘The (Portuguese) federation has already arranged a friendlyon February 12 against Italy. The second will be against Brazil.

What did you say in 2002?
BBC News – Dec 24, 2002
Eddie Irvine
responds after Rubens Barrichello labels him old for not moving out of the way
during the San Marino Grand Prix. It must have been close because I could smell the beer that came out of it
as it passed me. Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand revealing how a plastic
bottle almost hit him during the Worthington Cup semi-final
against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. It is clear the club has put a price on me and I am for sale, even if
Southampton, Watford or Macclesfield pay ?3… Mike Tyson fails to win over the
Nevada State Athletic Commission and get a licence to fight Lennox Lewis in Las
Vegas. We will pull Berti’s kilt off. Hessian Prime Minister Roland Koch’s
reaction to Germany and Berti Vogts’ Scotland being drawn in the same Euro 2004
qualifying group. Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri
on the state of the Stamford Bridge pitch. There are those who say maybe I should forget about football.

Sven asks Zico if he knows any strikers
BBC News – Dec 27, 2002
The tea leaves are stuck in the bottom of the cup, the tarot cards are curling at the edges and my crystal ball is on the blink. But here are my thoughts for the year ahead… “He is almost ready, but not quite,” says Eriksson as England lose 1-0 in Macedonia after missing three penalties. October: Oh dear! Woe, woe and thrice woe! England’s Euro 2004 hopes are dashed as England lose 1-0 in Turkey. James Beattie has 14 goals in six games. “I might have a look at him,” says Eriksson. Gerard Houllier returns to English football as manager of Leigh RMI. November: After a poor start to Sunderland’s season, Howard Wilkinson signs a circus stiltwalker, a troupe of Moroccan acrobats and a man who owns a dirigible.

Ronaldo brightens gloom of soccer 2002
Dispatch Online – Dec 25, 2002
Everything from cellphones to a pig’s head landed at his feet. Slovak fans aimed monkey chants at England’s black players in Bratislava. English fans clashed with riot police at the same Euro 2004 qualifying game, showing the hooligan culture has not been wiped out. Racism and crowd violence scarred soccer in Italy almost on a weekly basis, while the under-performing Serie A teams failed to win either of Europe’s titles. For the second season in a row, Italy did not have a team in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Real Madrid won the trophy by beating Bayer Leverkusen in rainsoaked Hampden Park, Glasgow. Feyenoord won the Uefa Cup by edging newly-crowned German champion Borussia Dortmund 3-2.

Turkey try out new blood for Dubai tournament
Times of India – Dec 24, 2002
Gunes has not called any of his regular foreign-based players to the
22-man squad, leaving out Inter Milan’s Emre Belozoglu and Blackburn Rovers’
Tugay Kerimoglu, among others. Also rested are veteran Galatasaray
campaigners Ergun Penbe, Bulent Korkmaz, Umit Davala and Arif Erdem, as well as
injured first-choice keeper Rustu Recber of Fenerbahce. In their place for
the tournament against Belarus and Ghana come a wave of promotions from the
under-21 side and call-ups for some of the outstanding players of the current
Turkish domestic season. Gunes has long promised to widen his squad and
bring in younger players but opted to stick by the core of his successful World
Cup side for a 1-1 draw against Italy in November.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – News – Dec 23, 2002
A kick to the head, sustained at some point in the past, may have caused the problem. “It’s not cancer, but he needs an operation,” a hospital statement said. Words of supportIt is not known if Rotariu, who is No2 to Anghel Iordanescu, will be back in time for Romania’s UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Denmark on 29 March. Iordanescu has already contacted his colleague to wish him a speedy recovery. Distinguished careerRotariu earned 25 caps during his playing career and represented Romania at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He played 264 games in the Romanian first division for FC Politehnica AEK Timisoara and FC Steaua Bucuresti as well as spending time in Turkey with Galatasaray SK and Bakirkoyspor.

The most wanted, at 46
Calcutta Telegraph – Dec 27, 2002
?To have one of the greatest ever players competing in this tournament is a huge coup,? tournament director Liz Smylie said Thursday. The arrival of Navratilova goes some way to alleviating a weakened event. Last year?s singles winner Venus Williams will not be returning and neither will 2001 champion Justine Henin of Belgium. Aarthie eyes men?s IM norm

Chennai: The country?s third Woman Grandmaster, Aarthie Ramaswamy, on Thursday said her next aim was to acquire the men?s International Master norm. Aarthie, who emerged the world?s new Woman Grandmaster after completing her final WGM norm with a ninth round draw against Zeev Dub of Israel in Budapest recently, told a press conference that she would have to concentrate on improving her overall performance if she were to achieve the norm. Her immediate challenge was to win the Asian women?s tournament, she said. Vijayalakshmi of Tamil Nadu and Koneru Humpy of Andhra Pradesh are the other two Woman Grandmasters from India… Ramesh said she was very good at calculations, but would have to improve her opening moves. Hefty bill for Israel

Tel Aviv: The Israeli FA could end up footing a bill of over $1 million if the country is forced to host all their home Euro 2004 qualifying matches at foreign venues, chairman Gavri Levi said on Wednesday. At present, a Uefa ruling forbids Israel from hosting home internationals in the country. An English venue almost certainly ruled out after the police in Watford said last week that the IFA would have to pay ?300,000 for staging the qualifying group one match against France at Vicarage Road on April 2 has left the association looking at other options. Farinos Spain bound

Castellon: Inter Milan midfielder Javier Farinos heads the list of players being targeted by struggling Spanish first division side Villarreal during the January transfer window, club president Fernando Roig said on Thursday. The Spanish midfielder, who left Villarreal?s neighbours Valencia to sign for Inter in June 2000 for $17million, has failed to establish himself as a regular first team player at the Serie A club and has been linked with a return to Spain in recent weeks.

Slovakia appeal after punishment – Dec 23, 2002
January hearingThe UEFA Control & Disciplinary Body fined the SFS on 17 December following the racist behaviour of Slovakian supporters and the general disorder that marred Slovakia’s UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying match against England in October. UEFA’s appeals body will now consider the SFS’s appeal, and the UEFA cross-appeal instead of a fine, at its next hearing on 13 January. Angulo appealAlso on that date, the appeals body will assess Valencia CF’s appeal against the three-match suspension given to Miguel Angulo. Angulo was dismissed during the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal FC and Valencia at Highbury on 10 December, following an incident off the ball, which was spotted by Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen. Date to be setHungarian club Ferencvárosi TC have also appealed against a ruling to play one match behind closed doors because of the conduct of their supporters at the UEFA Cup second round first-leg match against German side VfB Stuttgart on 31 October… Angulo was dismissed during the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal FC and Valencia at Highbury on 10 December, following an incident off the ball, which was spotted by Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen. Date to be setHungarian club Ferencvárosi TC have also appealed against a ruling to play one match behind closed doors because of the conduct of their supporters at the UEFA Cup second round first-leg match against German side VfB Stuttgart on 31 October. It is not yet known when this appeal will be heard. Still pendingAppeals from previous decisions are still pending in the case of Celtic FC manager Martin O’Neill’s two-match touchline suspension and the two-match ban given to Ferencváros goalkeeper Milan Udvaracz following the UEFA Cup second round second-leg match against Stuttgart on 12 November. The appeals body will consider these matters on 14 January.

Elvis is News award winner
Edinburgh Evening News – Dec 26, 2002
The Tynecastle star attracted almost 44 per cent of the telephone vote, almost double the number of runner-up Ian Murray of Hibs, who had the consolation of landing our Young Sports Personality of the Year award. The success caps a memorable few months for Pressley, who saw his inspirational form for Hearts rewarded with a first start for his country, the 29-year-old outstanding in the Euro 2004 qualifying victory over Iceland in Reykjavik to cement his place in Berti Vogts’ new set-up. Pressley fought off the challenge of Murray, Leith snooker star Chris Small (12%) and last year’s winner, boxing star Alex Arthur (7%), to scoop the title for the first time. And today the centre-half spoke of his pride at picking up the award. “I am really delighted and quite flattered to have won,” he said. “There were a lot of worthy contenders and it’s a great honour for me… “I always treasure awards like this and it is good to look back on them at the end of a career and feel a sense of achievement. ” Pressley was due to lead his players into action against Celtic at Parkhead today after returning to action in the 3-0 win over Dundee United on Saturday after a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. “It’s been a frustrating few weeks for me as I’m not the best of spectators but, hopefully, that’s all behind me now,” he said. “And this award has certainly given me an added boost. ” First presented in 1996, the Evening News Sports Personality of the Year Award recognises the achievements of local sportsmen and women who have brought distinction to themselves or the Edinburgh area. Previous winners are former Scotland rugby captain Gavin Hastings, Darren Jackson, Jim Jefferies and Russell Latapy from the world of football and Edinburgh Monarchs’ speedway star Peter Carr. Murray scooped his award after impressing at both club and international level.

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