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August 16, 2003

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The News Review:

* There may be trouble ahead
* Lift for Vogts as Lambert sees out Euro qualifiers
* Kezman returns for Serbia
* ESPNsoccernet – England – Striker Smith’s England chance
* ESPNsoccernet – Europe – Mjallby out for six weeks
* Jardel strikes two-year deal with Bolton
* Torres, Pavon win Spanish callups
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | England | Kirkland wins…
* UEFA Champions League – News & Features – News specific
* No Deisler in Germany squad for Italy game

There may be trouble ahead
go.com – Aug 15, 2003
15, 2003There may be trouble ahead. Last season the studious coach shrugged off the departure of FA Chief Executive Adam Crozier – his staunchest supporter – as he did that of his assistant Steve McClaren, whilst constantly denying that he was on the verge of quitting England for Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid. The media frenzy surrounding his affair with compatriot Ulrika Jonsson, and her now infamous autobiography, coincided with a poor England draw against Macedonia in Euro 2004 qualifying and a series of club v country battles ensued during the remainder of the campaign. This term threatens to eerily echo its predecessor with 55-year-old Eriksson needing to build relationships with new FA supremo Mark Palios and new assistant Brian Kidd, while still persistently denying rumours of a return to club management – particularly with Chelsea. Following Roman Abramovich’s takeover at Stamford Bridge in July 2003 Eriksson was photographed meeting the Russian billionaire, and Israeli agent Pini Zahavi, in London just days later… This term threatens to eerily echo its predecessor with 55-year-old Eriksson needing to build relationships with new FA supremo Mark Palios and new assistant Brian Kidd, while still persistently denying rumours of a return to club management – particularly with Chelsea. Following Roman Abramovich’s takeover at Stamford Bridge in July 2003 Eriksson was photographed meeting the Russian billionaire, and Israeli agent Pini Zahavi, in London just days later. Eriksson claimed afterwards that he was not interested in coaching the West London club and current Blues boss Claudio Ranieri said that if indeed that was the case then the Swede’s actions were ‘naive’. The England manager issued a public statement confirming that he had met Abramovich but refuted reports that he was interested in joining Chelsea. His denials did nothing to dampen the speculation and when the Blues snapped up England international Wayne Bridge, ousting Eriksson reject Graeme Le Saux, and then the Swede’s former Sampdoria and Lazio prot?g? Juan Sebastian Veron joined from Manchester United it led to further insinuations that the Swede may have been advising Abramovich on potential targets. It is now a widely held belief that Eriksson will join Chelsea sooner or later and that when exactly that is depends on how England perform during the remainder of their Euro 2004 qualifying. If England fail to make it to Portugal 2004, then the Swede could be looking for a new employer as soon as October and if Chelsea are still in the Champions League the Swede could quickly resume his quest for his most elusive prize.

Lift for Vogts as Lambert sees out Euro qualifiers
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 14, 2003
The lack of these training facilities hurt our bid to host Euro 2008 and we want to have five, maybe seven of these pitches available all round the country. “The manager expressed pleasure at the progress of Fletcher, who was the subject of conflicting pressures when he had to decide which country should claim his allegiance. Fletcher’s mother is Irish and not only did she urge him to wear the green but Roy Keane added his considerable weight to the argument. Ranged against the maternal alliance with the captain of Manchester United were Fletcher’s Scottish father and the ultra-patriotic Old Trafford manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, a presence at least as forceful as Keane. “Roy Keane and his mother wanted him for Ireland but he said to me, ‘I feel so Scottish in my heart’,” said Vogts. “Darren needs experience but it is a long season and Alex needs a squad of 22 players to cope with the demands. He used Darren during the pre-season games and he did well, especially against Celtic.

Kezman returns for Serbia
BBC News – Aug 15, 2003
The PSV Eindhoven front man withdrew from the national set-up after the 2-2 home draw with Azerbaijan in February following a disagreement with former coach Dejan Savicevic. New Serbia & Montenegro coach Ilija Petkovic has also recalled Milivoje Cirkovic, Goran Gavrancic, Goran Bunjevcevic and Predrag Djordjevic to a 20-man squad… “This is the team I was hoping for,” Petkovic told the Uefa website, “The match against Wales is very important for us, not so much in the competitive sense, but to restore motivation and self-confidence. “I will not apply any revolutionary changes for the time being, we will play in a standard 3-5-2 formation.

ESPNsoccernet – England – Striker Smith’s England chance
go.com – Aug 16, 2003
Sven Goran Eriksson is at Arsenal’s Highbury ground today for the start of the Premiershipseason, although Rooney was at best expected to be on the bench for visitorsEverton after pre-season injury problems. The national team coach is unlikely to pitch the teenager straight into action nextweek as he will not wish to hurry his recovery or antagonise Everton boss DavidMoyes. ‘At the moment, I’m not even sure that he will be on the bench,’ revealedMoyes. ‘Wayne has done a bit of training this week but he’s not match-fit. ‘He’s only played a couple of games so it would be unfair to expect him tocome on and be a match-winner. ‘Vassell, meanwhile, was ruled out of Aston Villa’s trip to Portsmouth due toan ankle injury, leaving Smith seemingly poised to join up alongside Michael Owen, Emile Heskey and James Beattie. The fiery Leeds forward starts his club season with a Sunday test against visiting Newcastle, thought to be among the clubs chasing him amid rumours of another big-name departure from Elland Road… Eriksson has rather more choice in defence, although he seems likely to resistthe temptation to promote Chelsea’s teenage defender Glen Johnson from theunder-21 squad just yet. Four other members of the new-look Chelsea squad could still make the seniorparty, although John Terry faces competition from not only Sol Campbell and RioFerdinand, but also Jonathan Woodgate, Matthew Upson and Gareth Southgate. Upson and Southgate were England’s central-defensive pairing for the Euro 2004qualifier against Slovakia at the end of last season, but neither is certain oftheir place in this squad. Eriksson is definitely without Gary Neville and Wes Brown, but David Beckhamis set to feature, heralding his first game in England since his move to RealMadrid earlier this summer. Your views on this story?.

ESPNsoccernet – Europe – Mjallby out for six weeks
go.com – Aug 16, 2003
The 32-year-old Swede, who skipped Celtic’s Champions Leaguequalifier against MTK Budapest last Wednesday, was examined by aspecialist in Glasgow on Saturday. ‘I won’t need an operation, I’ll have rehabilitationtraining twice a day for four weeks,’ he was quoted as saying inSwedish daily Expressen on Sunday. ‘If I can make a comeback at the end of September, there’sstill a lot left of the season, not least in the group stage ofthe Champions League. ‘Sweden, who lead Group Four in the Euro 2004 qualifiers with11 points, take on San Marino on September 6 in Gothenburg andPoland in Chorzow four days later. Your views on this story?.

Jardel strikes two-year deal with Bolton
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 14, 2003
Norwich are close to signing Fulham striker Elvis Hammond on a one-month loan, but the west London club have rejected Everton’s improved bid for midfielder Sean Davies. Everton have offered £3. 5 million, rising to £5 million, but manager David Moyes is not prepared to match Fulham’s £7 million valuation. The Merseyside club believe there will be no further progress until Fulham complete the proposed signing of Sunderland’s American midfielder, Claudio Reyna, as a replacement. An Everton statement said: “Davis may be allowed to make his desired switch to Merseyside but that could depend heavily on whether Fulham find a suitable replacement. “Tottenham will be without midfielder Gus Poyet for up to six weeks after the Uruguayan fractured a wrist against Sporting Lisbon last Sunday. David May, the 33-year-old central defender recently released by Manchester United, has joined Burnley on a one-year contract… Stan Ternent’s side, who opened the season with a 3-2 home defeat against Crystal Palace, conceded 89 goals last season – the worst record in the Nationwide First Division. The Football Association of Ireland have been warned by UEFA that sectarian booing at international matches must stop. The warning followed an investigation by European football’s ruling body into the persistent booing of a Rangers player during the Euro 2004 qualifying tie against Georgia in June. Shota Arveladze was targeted by sections of the home crowd because of his links to the traditionally Protestant club. Irish supporters generally favour Celtic because of the Roman Catholic connection. Fran Rooney, the FAI chief executive, said: “The booing on a racist basis must stop before we find ourselves sanctioned by UEFA, which can ultimately only have a negative impact on our team.

Torres, Pavon win Spanish callups
SI.com – Aug 14, 2003
Nicknamed “El Nino”, he netted 13 goals last season, his first season in the first division. Torres’ call-up suggests that his full international debut may be close at hand. Spain’s next game is an important Euro 2004 qualifying match against Ukraine in Elche on Sept. “Even though it is only training, you are starting to be with the national team and this means a lot,” Torres told Atletico’s Web site on Thursday. Pavon, 23, is the only Real Madrid regular who has not represented his national team. He is the successor of veteran captain Fernando Hierro, whose contract was not renewed at the end of last season… “Even though it is only training, you are starting to be with the national team and this means a lot,” Torres told Atletico’s Web site on Thursday. Pavon, 23, is the only Real Madrid regular who has not represented his national team. He is the successor of veteran captain Fernando Hierro, whose contract was not renewed at the end of last season. Saez selected six Madrid players in the squad, including the national side’s captain and all-time leading scorer Raul Gonzalez. Valencia will supply five players. Related informationStories.

BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | England | Kirkland wins…
BBC News – Aug 16, 2003
Kirkland has been called up despite not playing for Liverpool since suffering a serious knee injury in an FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace in January. He has battled back to full fitness and is now challenging Jerzy Dudek for a place at Liverpool. Kirkland has not been included in a full England squad before, and is likely to be desperately short of match practice for the game at Portman Road. Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is expected to keep faith with Dudek for the first Premiership game of the season against Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday, leaving Kirkland on the bench… Kirkland has been called up despite not playing for Liverpool since suffering a serious knee injury in an FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace in January. He has battled back to full fitness and is now challenging Jerzy Dudek for a place at Liverpool. Kirkland has not been included in a full England squad before, and is likely to be desperately short of match practice for the game at Portman Road. Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is expected to keep faith with Dudek for the first Premiership game of the season against Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday, leaving Kirkland on the bench.

UEFA Champions League – News & Features – News specific
uefa.comUEFA.com – Aug 14, 2003
Koeman keenThe 23-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 98 games for Roda, has signed a four-year contract with the Amsterdam club. The financial terms have not been disclosed. Roda had initially wanted Ajax attacker Wamberto in return, only for Ajax coach Ronald Koeman to refuse. Left-wing role”For my development it is good to take this step now,” said Soetaers. “I know I won’t play 34 matches a season, but I am full of confidence. ” Soetaers is likely to play on Ajax’s left wing, replacing Cedric van der Gun and Noureddine Boukhari who have been told they are no longer in Koeman’s plans… European ambitionSoetaers, who was contracted to Roda until 2005, started his career at RSC Anderlecht but played just seven times before moving to Roda in February 2000. He will hope his new team can reach the UEFA Champions League group stage, after a 1-1 draw at Grazer AK in their third qualifying round first leg on Tuesday. Dutch dateSoetaers is a key man in Belgium’s UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying campaign. He was named yesterday in his country’s squad for the friendly against the Netherlands to be played in Brussels next Wednesday. All rights reserved.

No Deisler in Germany squad for Italy game
SI.com – Aug 14, 2003
The gifted Deisler, one of few truly creative players in the German game, hardly played for Bayern in his first season at the club last term because of persistent injury worries. But he has impressed in champions Bayern’s first two matches in the new Bundesliga season and could have been an option for Voeller, who has plenty of injury worries with Dietmar Hamann, Torsten Frings, Christoph Metzelder and Christian Ziege all sidelined. Voeller said he might still pick Deisler for two upcoming Euro 2004 qualifiers, away to Iceland on September 6 and at home against Scotland four days later. Bayern playmaker Michael Ballack was included in the squad for the game against Italy but a sore hip and a calf problem makes him a doubtful starter. Young Hamburg SV midfielder Christian Rahn might get a chance against Italy if Ballackcannot play. Germany and fellow three-times world champion Italy have not played each other since a 0-0 draw in a group game at the 1996 European championships in England. The German players will wear black armbands in Stuttgart in memory of Helmut Rahn, who scored two goals, including the winner, in Germany’s 3-2 win over Hungary in the 1954 World Cup final in Berne… Bayern playmaker Michael Ballack was included in the squad for the game against Italy but a sore hip and a calf problem makes him a doubtful starter. Young Hamburg SV midfielder Christian Rahn might get a chance against Italy if Ballackcannot play. Germany and fellow three-times world champion Italy have not played each other since a 0-0 draw in a group game at the 1996 European championships in England. The German players will wear black armbands in Stuttgart in memory of Helmut Rahn, who scored two goals, including the winner, in Germany’s 3-2 win over Hungary in the 1954 World Cup final in Berne. The German Football Association (DFB) said Thursday that Rahn had died. German squad: Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich), Jens Lehmann(Arsenal) Defenders: Frank Baumann (Werder Bremen), Arne Friedrich,Michael Hartmann, Marko Rehmer (all Hertha Berlin), AndreasHinkel (VfB Stuttgart), Tobias Rau (Bayern Munich), ChristianWoerns (Borussia Dortmund) Midfielders: Michael Ballack, Jens Jeremies (both BayernMunich), Paul Freier (VfL Bochum), Sebastian Kehl (BorussiaDortmund), Christian Rahn (Hamburg SV), Carsten Ramelow, BerndSchneider (both Bayer Leverkusen) Strikers: Fredi Bobic (Hertha Berlin), Miroslav Klose(Kaiserslautern), Benjamin Lauth (TSV 1860 Munich), OliverNeuville (Bayer Leverkusen) Related informationStories.

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