Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

August 13, 2003

Another masterclass in the art of defending

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The News Review:

* Zidane returns for France for Swiss friendly
* Self-destructing Dutch offer hope
* Cole admits folly of his reckless act
* Another masterclass in the art of defending
* Norway drop Flo
* Koukal blames collision for poor showing in Cross Country Skiing…
* Channel 9 costs RM50m to set up

Zidane returns for France for Swiss friendly
SI.com – Aug 13, 2003
Fabien Barthez, the out-of-favor Manchester United goalie, was kept by Santini. But the coach said his place could be in jeopardy without strong early-season performances. “If, before the Euro 2004 qualifiers, he is not in his club team, we will have to do some thinking,” Santini said. ” Manchester United replaced Barthez with American goalkeeper Tim Howard in Sunday’s Community Shield match against Arsenal — prompting talk that Barthez, winner of 59 France caps, may lose his place in United’s starting lineup. Santini said he has spoken at length with United coach Sir Alex Ferguson about Barthez, generally about his health. “Ferguson has not given me any specific details as to Barthez’s position in future matches,” Santini explained.

Self-destructing Dutch offer hope
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 11, 2003
Of course, neither the bookmakers nor most impartial observers fancy the Scots to prevail against the technically superior Dutch in a double header, yet it must be observed that Advocaat’s side have their own self-imposed limitations, otherwise why would they be in the play-offs? The answer, in part at least, is the factional nature of Dutch football, the semi-permanent state of uncivil war that spills out from the dressing room and the training pitch with a frequency which depresses the national side’s supporters. For Scotland, unity is strength, which is just as well, because Berti Vogts is aware that, with the constricted resources at his disposal, he must harness the collective will of his players to outweigh their shortcomings. This is a contest between a collection of journeymen puffing their way laboriously up the middle reaches of the FIFA rankings and an assembly of brilliant individuals who can be depended upon to contrive fresh divisions in their midst. Asthmatics v Schismatics, one might say… Typically, Advocaat had declared beforehand that the Dutchman would be on the bench against Scotland and two goals by the United striker against the Scottish champions did not sway him. “In principle, I have said Van Nistelrooy and Kluivert will not play together against Scotland and I still feel that way. My visit to Manchester did not change that,” he said. Mind you, with Roy Makaay, Marc Overmars and Pierre van Hooijdonk also jostling for places in attack, he has a front division Vogts can only dream about – not to mention a midfield where names like Davids, Zenden, Cocu, Bosvelt and Seedorf have to be juggled. “I am not joking when I say that 0-0 at Hampden would not be bad – although 1-0 would be better,” said Vogts. “But we have a chance.

Cole admits folly of his reckless act
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 12, 2003
“The tackle was in the heat of the moment,” said Cole. “I did not go over the ball and I did not mean to hurt Ben Thatcher. That being said, however, I did deserve to be sent off and I apologise to my team-mates and the boss. “Whether the apology was the player’s idea, aware that England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was present, or the instigation of the board, full credit to Cole for putting his hand up after he put the boot in. Managers have defended the indefensible, players have refused to show regret for red cards, so while praising a player guilty of a potential leg-breaking tackle whose walk to the tunnel suggested he initially believed he had been punished incorrectly does not come easily, Cole did at least express sorrow. Other players please note… It would be nice, if naive, to think Leicester manager Micky Adams had stern words with Steve Howey for his confrontational part in the mini-melee that followed the dismissal. Or that Wenger rebuked Jens Lehmann, cautioned by Styles for going down as if hit by a Ferrari rather than a Ferdinand after Les bumped the falling giant with his chest. Eriksson would certainly have been given food for thought by witnessing Cole’s assault on Thatcher which probably helped the cause of Chelsea’s Wayne Bridge with Euro 2004 in mind. Thankfully there was some good to go with the bad and the ugly at the Walkers Stadium. Gilberto’s goal on the hour enabled Arsenal to punish Leicester, who were reorganising after Craig Hignett, who was to have the final word in the match, came on as substitute for Billy McKinlay. Lehmann released the ball to Robert Pires, whose raking pass to Dennis Bergkamp was missed by Thatcher. The Dutchman’s left-wing centre was powerfully headed home by Gilberto, who six minutes later saw Ian Walker impress the watching Eriksson with a reaction save, pushing the ball against an upright.

Another masterclass in the art of defending
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 12, 2003
England recognition did arrive, of course, in the form of 55 caps. And despite Sven-Goran Eriksson’s seeming reluctance to add to that number, it would be very rash, given Southgate’s form and experience, to totally give up on him now. There are not, after all, a surplus of alternatives if injury and Rio Ferdinand’s possible suspension intervene before Euro 2004. Southgate, like Cooper, is the kind of defender who knows his priorities.

Norway drop Flo
BBC News – Aug 12, 2003
The friendly in Oslo is Norway’s last warm-up before facing Bosnia in a Euro 2004 qualifier, while the Scots are preparing for the visit of the Faroe Islands and a visit to Germany. Flo has been replaced in the Sunderland first-team by Scotland international Kevin Kyle. Former Chelsea and Rangers striker Flo was not even on the bench as his latest club lost 2-0 to Nottingham Forest in the first game of the season on Saturday. He is seen as a candidate for transfer from the cash-strapped club. And Norway coach Nils Johan Semb said: “Tore Andre is in a special situation… The friendly in Oslo is Norway’s last warm-up before facing Bosnia in a Euro 2004 qualifier, while the Scots are preparing for the visit of the Faroe Islands and a visit to Germany. Flo has been replaced in the Sunderland first-team by Scotland international Kevin Kyle. Former Chelsea and Rangers striker Flo was not even on the bench as his latest club lost 2-0 to Nottingham Forest in the first game of the season on Saturday. He is seen as a candidate for transfer from the cash-strapped club. And Norway coach Nils Johan Semb said: “Tore Andre is in a special situation. “He plays well and scores goals but is out probably because of political reasons. “If he gets a club and starts playing quickly, he’ll be a candidate against Bosnia.

Koukal blames collision for poor showing in Cross Country Skiing…
radio.cz – Aug 12, 2003
Last year Koukal shot to fame in the Czech Republicwhen he became world champion in the 50 kilometres, the first Czech to wina world title for many a long year. At the weekend, however, Koukal couldonly finish in 45th place in the 30 kilometres in the alpine resort ofToplach. Here’s what the Czech world champion had to say after Sunday’srace: "I’m certainly not satisfied with how the race went. It started offpretty well but then in the back of the group there was a collision whensomebody tried to overtake somebody else… "Martin Koukal currently lies at 15th in the Cross Country Skiing World Cuprankings. Czech footballers draw Dutch again, this time in World Cup qualifiers It’s beginning to look like a bad joke: the Czech Republic’s footballershave again drawn the Netherlands, this time in their qualifying group forthe 2006 World Cup in Germany. The Czechs had a hard task overcoming theDutch in the qualifying stage of Euro 2004 and will face them again inPortugal, after Holland qualified via the playoffs. Czech reaction to theWorld Cup draw has been overwhelming negative, with perhaps the best Czechplayer of all time, Josef Masopust, describing it as a"disaster". The other countries in their group are Romania,Finland, Macedonia, Armenia and Andorra. Lazio in Prague ahead of crucial Champions League game against SpartaThe Italian team Lazio have arrived in Prague ahead of Tuesday’s allimportant Champions League clash against Sparta Prague. The best Spartacan hope for is second place in Group G, which would of course mean theywould advance to the knock-out stages.

Channel 9 costs RM50m to set up
Daily Express – Aug 13, 2003
Transmission will progressively expand in phases and viewers in Perak and Melaka will be able to tune in by mid-September while those in Perlis, Kedah and Penang in the north and Johor in the south by early October. “Starting this Friday, viewers in the Klang Valley will be able to tune in to channel 39 of the ultra high frequency (UHF) band which is similar to other private free-to-air station,” he said. He said viewers need not have to install additional antenna if they were able to receive existing UHF transmissions. “We have also designed a web portal that will support and integrate the two different media where young Malaysians will be able to congregate, share and contribute as a community through the site,” he said. He said Channel 9 would offer a range of programmes focused on “super-serving”, drawing on the vast resource of internationally syndicated content and programmes would retain a balanced language mix of English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese. Jamal also said that a significant coverage would be on sports, soccer in particular. The station plans to carry live broadcasts of several popular European and Pan-American Soccer League matches as well as selected matches of the Euro 2004 tournament… He said Channel 9 would offer a range of programmes focused on “super-serving”, drawing on the vast resource of internationally syndicated content and programmes would retain a balanced language mix of English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese. Jamal also said that a significant coverage would be on sports, soccer in particular. The station plans to carry live broadcasts of several popular European and Pan-American Soccer League matches as well as selected matches of the Euro 2004 tournament. Channel 9 is led by a highly experienced and talented team of broadcasting and media professionals from the region. The station is owned and operated by Medanmas Sdn Bhd, the company that had been awarded with the Content Application Service Provider (CASP) licence by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission.

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