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April 9, 2003

Portugal building for Euro 2004

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The News Review:

* Philip on Friday: Charles champions Welsh cause
* Beckham comes through but FA wary over fans
* Czechs face Holland and Belarus in EURO 2004 qualification
* Portugal building for Euro 2004
* Lambert injury a worry
* Rooney could be Owen’s ideal partner
* Blackburn wins 4-0 at Fulham
* Hughes puts a swagger in step of ‘Rag Bag Rovers’
* Rooney steals match from Magpies
* Lampard comes of age
* Irish Emigrant – News and jobs for the global Irish community
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Northern Ireland | Lillis…
* Inside Soccer: England manager makes right moves
* ‘Alpine League’ plan up for discussion
* Georgia appoint new boss
* Portugal leave UEFA breathless
* Fanzone – Forums

Philip on Friday: Charles champions Welsh cause
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2003
Though I do not have a drop of Welsh blood in my veins, the abiding patience of the good people from the Principality in matters football deserves to be rewarded. It is 45 years since Wales contested the finals of a major football tournament, beating Hungary 2-1 in a qualifying group play-off to reach the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, where they were beaten 1-0 by eventual winners Brazil. “A result,” admitted Pele many years later, “which could have been very different if John Charles had been fit to play. “It says much for Mark Hughes’s inspirational qualities as a coach that Ryan Giggs apart, precious few of the present Welsh squad would have forced their way into the 1958 World Cup line-up when Wales could boast Jack Kelsey in goal, Mel Charles at centre-half, Ivor Allchurch as the “conductor” at inside-forward, Terry Medwin on the right wing, Cliff Jones on the left, and the peerless ‘King’ John leading the attack.

Beckham comes through but FA wary over fans
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2003
Macedonia’s coach, Dragan Kanatlarovski, hoped that would be the case. “I would like to see Beckham and the stars here because they are world-class players,” he said. “But even if they are not playing, those who come in for them are not necessarily weaker. They are all quality players from the Premier League. Some of them will probably have a greater desire to boost themselves in the national team. “As for England’s defence, John Terry should replace the absent Rio Ferdinand, partnering Sol Campbell and flanked by Ashley Cole and Gary Neville with David James in goal. Eriksson’s players know they are in for a testing time, having been held 2-2 by Macedonia at Southampton on Oct 16.

Czechs face Holland and Belarus in EURO 2004 qualification
radio.cz – Apr 9, 2003
On Saturday they will encounter Belarus and then theNetherlands on Wednesday. The Czechs and the Dutch currently share 13points and if Wednesday’s match produces a clear result the victors willalmost certainly win Group Three. However, matters will not be asclear-cut if the Austrians manage to spring a surprise over the Dutch inRotterdam on Saturday. Moldova and Belarus are out of the reckoning… On Saturday they will encounter Belarus and then theNetherlands on Wednesday. The Czechs and the Dutch currently share 13points and if Wednesday’s match produces a clear result the victors willalmost certainly win Group Three. However, matters will not be asclear-cut if the Austrians manage to spring a surprise over the Dutch inRotterdam on Saturday. Moldova and Belarus are out of the reckoning. Srnicek returns to premier league with PortsmouthCzech goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek is returning to the English premier leaguewith promoted Portsmouth after two seasons in Italy with Brescia. Srnicek,who had been having trials with Wolverhampton Wanderers, also played forSheffield Wednesday before moving to Italy. He spent the second half oflast season at Serie B club Cosenza.

Portugal building for Euro 2004
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2003
Tournament organisers UEFA are finishing a four-day inspection today in Guimaraes before the closing deadline on Sept 30, when the status of all projects will be reviewed and a completion date required for those that are not yet ready. He said yesterday: “That 10 stadiums, seven brand new and three completely refurbished, could be delivered in such a short time is a major accomplishment on a scale never seen before in European football. “There is still work to be done and we have identified the follow-up that is needed, but the overall progress is very impressive and most encouraging.

Lambert injury a worry
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2003
“We have to win and the pressure will be on our shoulders at Hampden, but that’s our job and we have to get on with it. “We all have our jobs to do but the bottom line is that if Scotland play the way we did against Germany in June we will definitely win the game. “Whether Lambert takes part is another matter and he will not know that until tomorrow morning. His exercise for the past two days has consisted of swimming. “I’d rather train but the nest best option is to go into the water and get it moving and see what happens,” he said. “I won’t be kidding anybody. I will tell the manager whether I am fully fit and the only way I will know is when I put my weight on it.

Rooney could be Owen’s ideal partner
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2003
In the red corner stands Liverpool’s Emile Heskey, strong, hard-working but never considered to have punched his weight. The nation wants the cocky Rooney. Owen, who may secretly share that view, makes sure he presents the case for the willing, but not thrilling Heskey as well. “Emile and Wayne have strengths in abundance,” said Owen. “Emile is bigger and stronger… “Certainly he’ll have flashes of brilliance and do great things in games but don’t expect him to do that in every game. Wayne’s 17 and if everyone lets him he’ll develop into a very good player. He’s strong and he can beat players but at the moment he’s not going to win every game single-handedly. We haven’t seen his true colours yet. “Nor have we seen the true potential of the Rooney-Owen axis. “It’s very early for Wayne and me. We’ve barely played more than a full game together.

Blackburn wins 4-0 at Fulham
The Age – Apr 8, 2003
The lanky Sukur, who was on the Turkish lineup beaten 2-0 by England in a Euro 2004 qualifying game last Wednesday, scored the second just before half time and the fourth not long after the break as Rovers outscored a struggling Fulham team which has already decided not to renew the contract of manager Jean Tigana at the end of the season. Graeme Souness’ Rovers moved to within three points of sixth place Liverpool after its fifth win in seven games while 13th place Fulham remains just seven points above the relegation zone and is still not out of danger. David Dunn sidefooted home a penalty in the 37th minute after Lee Clark handled the ball just inside the Fulham area in a spell of Rovers pressure. Three minutes before half time, Lucas Neill floated over a right wing cross which Hakan Sukur controlled well at the far post, flicking the ball past Steve Finnan and rolling it home with a diagonal shot.

Hughes puts a swagger in step of ‘Rag Bag Rovers’
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2003
Not long ago Wales were the poor man of international football, christened Rag Bag Rovers – by the players themselves. Now, in the brave new world of Mark Hughes, Wales are respected, taken seriously and, above all, feared. Sven-Goran Eriksson, the England manager, said recently that Hughes was “among the most talented managers around – and I mean in any country”. Such a testimony says it all for Hughes, 40 in November, who has rejuvenated the image and the aspirations of a team rescued from the verge of financial disaster, not to mention footballing ridicule… Not long ago Wales were the poor man of international football, christened Rag Bag Rovers – by the players themselves. Now, in the brave new world of Mark Hughes, Wales are respected, taken seriously and, above all, feared. Sven-Goran Eriksson, the England manager, said recently that Hughes was “among the most talented managers around – and I mean in any country”. Such a testimony says it all for Hughes, 40 in November, who has rejuvenated the image and the aspirations of a team rescued from the verge of financial disaster, not to mention footballing ridicule.

Rooney steals match from Magpies
Taipei Times – Apr 8, 2003
PHOTO: AP
Teenage striker Wayne Rooney guided Everton to a controversial 2-1 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday and dealt a hammer blow to the Tynesiders’ title hopes. Rooney, who helped England to a vital Euro 2004 qualifying win over Turkey last Wednesday, rounded of an unforgettable week for the 17-year-old by heading Everton in front after 18 minutes at Goodison Park. French winger Laurent Robert rifled in a stunning equalizer just before halftime, but a superb solo run and pass by Rooney for Kevin Campbell led to a match-winning penalty converted by David Unsworth in the 65th minute. However, Newcastle boss Bobby Robson was fuming after the referee ignored a knee-high tackle by Everton’s Danish midfielder Thomas Gravesen on Olivier Bernard before the ball even reached Rooney for his run. “I thought it was an outrageous tackle, it’s almost a red card,” Robson told Sky Sports. “He already has a yellow card, so we know he has to go off… “I thought it was an outrageous tackle, it’s almost a red card,” Robson told Sky Sports. “He already has a yellow card, so we know he has to go off. I just couldn’t understand Mr. [Neale] Barry not seeing it and giving it. “He played on for quite some time — he must have known the player was injured and on the ground — and then a penalty was awarded against us. “It was a crucial decision. It’s actually cost us the match.

Lampard comes of age
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2003
“But I try and look at it positively. I try and think I will like to play with Makelele because he’ll be good for the team and, hopefully, I can learn off him. “Lampard’s former West Ham team-mate, Rio Ferdinand, will not be on today’s flight. As expected, Ferdinand’s kidney infection keeps him in Manchester and he will be re-assessed when England return on Sunday to prepare for Wednesday’s Old Trafford date with Liechtenstein. Lampard’s current club-mate, John Terry, should make his first competitive start. Beckham joined up last night after a convoluted journey via Real Madrid’s jet to Stansted at 4am, nine hours with his family at his Hertfordshire retreat before being driven to Manchester, arriving well within Eriksson’s requested time of 6pm. After Beckham was tested by the medical staff, an FA spokesman announced: “There’s a tightening in the groin but it isn’t a pulled muscle.

Irish Emigrant – News and jobs for the global Irish community
Emigrant Online – Apr 7, 2003
Two other murderers were jailed for life during the week and on Saturday evening yet another man died in a Dublin gangland shooting. The importance of sport was again demonstrated with the interest in another Irish winner of the Grand National in England. Earlier the focus was on the Irish soccer team as it tried to make up ground in the Euro 2004 championship. A draw against Albania was what was achieved but whether that was enough remains to be seen. Bush and Blair heading for Belfast

It was announced on Friday that US President George W. Bush is to fly into Belfast today to meet British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in what is described as a summit on the Iraq war, at Hillsborough Castle. The meeting will continue on Tuesday until they are joined by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern for a discussion on the Northern peace process… Dubliner Michael Birmingham, who travelled to Baghdad before the war to act as a “human shield”, was expelled from Iraq ten days ago along with nine others from different parts of the world who had gone there on a similar mission. All ten were put in taxis which took them to the Jordanian border. Iraq’s Special Olympics team will not be travelling to take part in this summer’s games in Ireland. The six athletes and their carers had been due to stay in Larne, Co. Antrim, but have pulled out because of the war. There had been controversy over signs designating Larne as Iraq’s host town as a number of men from the town are in Iraq serving with the Royal Irish Regiment and the Irish Guards. The wife of a British soldier serving in Iraq had complained that the signs were inappropriate during wartime; one sign was vandalised with the words “Ulster says No” last week.

BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Northern Ireland | Lillis…
BBC News – Apr 8, 2003
Derby’s reserve team boss was originally drafted in to assist NI manager Sammy McIlroy for the qualifiers against
Armenia and Greece. Now Lillis is to remain for the friendly in Italy on 4 June and the Euro
2004 qualifier against Spain six days later. “I got a call from Sammy saying he and the players wanted me to go back,” said Lillis who previously worked with McIlroy at Macclesfield Town. “Results have not gone that well lately but that means there is a challenge to
be me and I enjoy that. “I have spoken to George Burley (Derby caretaker manager) about it and he
said as the games were during the close season, there was no problem. ”

Lillis stepped in after Morecambe manager Jim Harvey withdrew his services as
they are pushing for promotion from the Conference… Now Lillis is to remain for the friendly in Italy on 4 June and the Euro
2004 qualifier against Spain six days later. “I got a call from Sammy saying he and the players wanted me to go back,” said Lillis who previously worked with McIlroy at Macclesfield Town. “Results have not gone that well lately but that means there is a challenge to
be me and I enjoy that. “I have spoken to George Burley (Derby caretaker manager) about it and he
said as the games were during the close season, there was no problem. ”

Lillis stepped in after Morecambe manager Jim Harvey withdrew his services as
they are pushing for promotion from the Conference.

Inside Soccer: England manager makes right moves
nwsource.com – Apr 8, 2003
Sven-Goran Eriksson made all the right moves in England’s vital Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey last Wednesday, and the result was a convincing 2-0 win that put his team in the driver’s seat for automatic qualification. Amid mounting pressure and trying to find a spark after a lackluster 2-0 win in Liechtenstein four days earlier, Eriksson started teen sensation Wayne Rooney. The 17-year-old — replacing the anemic Emile Heskey — was simply brilliant. He created opportunities each time he touched the ball, and, equally as important, the fragile Turkish defense paid him special attention as the match wore on, leaving acres of space for teammates… Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, Manchester United’s Alex Ferguson and Liverpool’s Gerard Houllier have been the most vocal managers in the club-versus-country saga, constantly pestering Eriksson before internationals. “What’s the point in us trying to look after him if he’s traveling away all over the world?” said Moyes, who has started Rooney in only a handful of games in an effort to protect him. “It’s not so much the extra games which are the worry but the length of time he is away. ”
With the Premier League season ending in May and England’s next Euro qualifier in early June, Eriksson might need to play Rooney to keep him sharp. WAR OF WORDS: Now this is no way to treat a trading partner, is it?
AS Roma president Franco Sensi ridiculed Inter Milan counterpart Massimo Moratti ahead of last week’s Serie A clash, saying he gave Moratti a “dummy” when he unloaded Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta in a loan deal. Sensi made the comments when asked if he was concerned about Batistuta scoring in the game. “Oh, what fear I have, my legs are trembling,” Sensi told an Italian sports daily.

‘Alpine League’ plan up for discussion
go.com – Apr 7, 2003
‘We’re just putting our feelers out, see how it might work,’ said spokesman Christian Kircher, adding the meeting would be attended by representatives of Swiss clubs FC Basel, Servette Geneva, Grasshoppers Zurich and St. The findings of the meeting will not be announced publicly but discussed internally in a executives’ conference on Friday, he said. Alpine skiing is by far the biggest crowd puller and ratings winner in both countries, who will jointly host the 2008 European championships. Swiss teams Basel and Grasshoppers are the only two clubs in the running for the domestic title this year, as they were in 2002, and the lack of interest means the Nationalliga has little revenue from sponsors and television deals. The Austrian situation is hardly better, as the capital’s Austria Vienna are way ahead of rivals at the top of the table and the national team is struggling to qualify for Euro 2004. Your views on this story?… Alpine skiing is by far the biggest crowd puller and ratings winner in both countries, who will jointly host the 2008 European championships. Swiss teams Basel and Grasshoppers are the only two clubs in the running for the domestic title this year, as they were in 2002, and the lack of interest means the Nationalliga has little revenue from sponsors and television deals. The Austrian situation is hardly better, as the capital’s Austria Vienna are way ahead of rivals at the top of the table and the national team is struggling to qualify for Euro 2004. Your views on this story?.

Georgia appoint new boss
eleven-a-side.com – Apr 7, 2003
However, barring unexpected success in those two games, he will not remain in the position for longer than the short-term two-month contract. The Georgian FA have claimed that they will seek a foreign coach to take on the job until the end of the qualification campaign for the World Cup finals in 2006. Georgia sit at the bottom of Euro 2004, Group 10 having taken just one point from their first three games, a draw against section leaders Switzerland in Tbilisi last Wednesday. Today’s other Irish football headlines:… However, barring unexpected success in those two games, he will not remain in the position for longer than the short-term two-month contract. The Georgian FA have claimed that they will seek a foreign coach to take on the job until the end of the qualification campaign for the World Cup finals in 2006. Georgia sit at the bottom of Euro 2004, Group 10 having taken just one point from their first three games, a draw against section leaders Switzerland in Tbilisi last Wednesday. Today’s other Irish football headlines:.

Portugal leave UEFA breathless
sportbusiness.com – Apr 9, 2003
The JosC) Alvalade stadium in Lisbon and the stadiums in Coimbra, Aveiro and GuimarC#es will be completed and operational by September 30. Final preparations at the Algarve Stadium, Benfica’s EstC!dio da Luz, the DragC#o Stadium in Porto, Boavista’s Bessa Stadium and those at Leiria and Braga are also currently nearing completion. At the end of the month UEFA will review the status of all stadium projects and those not satisfactorily meeting the deadline will be required to explain their position and give a completion date. Leading the inspection, chairman of the UEFA Stadia and Security Committee, Ernie Walker, said: “That ten stadiums, seven brand new and three completely re-furbished, could be delivered in such a short time is a breathtaking achievement on the part of everyone involved in Portugal. This is a major accomplishment on a scale never seen before in European football. “There is still work to be done and we have identified the follow-up that is needed, but the overall progress is very impressive and most encouraging.

Fanzone – Forums
uefa.comUEFA.com – Apr 9, 2003
I believe that it will be a great match even if some of your players will be missing due to the National team. I hope Greece wins and qualifies for the EURO 2004 Finals. I am also aware of the fact that Dusan Bajevic is interested for one of our players. His name is Levan Maghradje from Georgia and he is one of our best players at the position he plays. He plays right back but he is very fast and handles the ball very well and when the opponent has it, he fights for it until he wins and get the ball. He scored 4 or 5 times last year and he also scored once this season in the two official games we played… Anyway, the Greek papers say that we play this friendly because of your right wing defender (I think he is from Georgia, but I am not sure. It’s also true that only Apoel, Anorthosis and Omonia dominate the titles the last years and my team, AEL Limassol is something like PAOK in Greece. Last year we ve reached the Cup Final and lost 5-3 on penalties from Anorthosis, but we deserved that title as being the best Cyprus team in the second round and playing the best football.

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