Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

September 22, 2003

ESPN.com – NCF – Recap

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The News Review:

* African rivals fight to stage World Cup
* Egypt spices up case for World Cup bid
* Somalia switch qualifier
* ESPN.com – NCF – Recap
* ESPN.com – NCF – Recap
* ESPN.com – NCF – Recap
* UEFA European Women’s U-19 C’ship – News – News…
* BBC SPORT | Tennis | Moya keeps Spain on top
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Farr-Jones tips England
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | De Villiers in for injured…
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Leinster overpower Ospreys
* Higher revenue than expected

African rivals fight to stage World Cup
Telegraph.co.uk – Sep 17, 2003
South Africa, who lost the 2006 World Cup by a single vote to Germany, are the favourites, the other contenders being Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Nigeria. However, football politics has been moving in funny ways and there is a lot of manoeuvring going on to stop South Africa running away with it. The most fascinating game is being played by Libya. Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, has said that co-hosting will not be accepted. The 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea worked with great difficulty and co-hosts in Africa would be a nightmare for FIFA… South Africa, who lost the 2006 World Cup by a single vote to Germany, are the favourites, the other contenders being Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Nigeria. However, football politics has been moving in funny ways and there is a lot of manoeuvring going on to stop South Africa running away with it. The most fascinating game is being played by Libya. Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, has said that co-hosting will not be accepted. The 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea worked with great difficulty and co-hosts in Africa would be a nightmare for FIFA.

Egypt spices up case for World Cup bid
Middle East Online – Sep 17, 2003
Potential football fans will also have the option of staying in floating hotels on the Nile, said Helal. Tourism is the country’s first hard currency earner, bringing in some four billion dollars in annual income to the 70 million-strong population. Helal also mentioned Egypt’s record of hosting international events, including the first football African Nations cup, in 1959, the junior football World Cup, in 1997, and the World Cup for handball in 1999. Egypt has also been chosen to host the African Nations Cup for football in 2006 and it hosts the headquarters of the African Football Federation. Helal said Egypt is spending hundreds of million of dollars on upgrading its sports and transport infrastructure, partly in connection with its World Cup bid. “If we win, the gain in terms of revenue, of economic growth and touristic marketing will be far higher than the investment,” he said. FIFA is to announce in May 2004 the name of the country that will host the World Cup in 2010… Tourism is the country’s first hard currency earner, bringing in some four billion dollars in annual income to the 70 million-strong population. Helal also mentioned Egypt’s record of hosting international events, including the first football African Nations cup, in 1959, the junior football World Cup, in 1997, and the World Cup for handball in 1999. Egypt has also been chosen to host the African Nations Cup for football in 2006 and it hosts the headquarters of the African Football Federation. Helal said Egypt is spending hundreds of million of dollars on upgrading its sports and transport infrastructure, partly in connection with its World Cup bid. “If we win, the gain in terms of revenue, of economic growth and touristic marketing will be far higher than the investment,” he said. FIFA is to announce in May 2004 the name of the country that will host the World Cup in 2010.

Somalia switch qualifier
BBC News – Sep 20, 2003
The lack of facilities and security issues in the troubled
east African country are responsible for the relocation of the tie. The match was to have taken place in the Somalian capital on 13 October, but Somalia Football Federation president Farah Addo said the two matches could be played within the same week in November in order to reduce expenses. According to Addo, no international game has taken place in Mogadishu since 1990. Somalia also gave up home advantage at the start of the qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, playing both matches away in Cameroon and losing 6-0 on aggregate.

ESPN.com – NCF – Recap
ESPN – Sep 20, 2003
Miami stopped BC on itsopening drive and Gomulinski punted from his 43. Parrish fieldedthe ball at the 8, broke two tackles and ran up the sideline forthe score. “He’s probably the most exciting football player I’ve ever beenaround,” Miami coach Larry Coker said. Every time he touches it, he’s one of those you say, ‘Hemight go. “The return broke the record set by.

ESPN.com – NCF – Recap
ESPN – Sep 20, 2003
“The game was sloppily played by both teams and included a numberof questionable calls by officials. Willingham said those didn’tmatter, though. “We still had opportunities to win the football game and wedidn’t do the things we needed to,” he said. “We showed someimprovement in some areas, but we still have areas that we need towork on. The Irish play at No. 24 Purdue next week, then at No.

ESPN.com – NCF – Recap
ESPN – Sep 20, 2003
“Sometimes the mosttalented teams don’t win football games, and I really think they’remore athletic. “But it’s the team.

UEFA European Women’s U-19 C’ship – News – News…
uefa.com – UEFA.com – Sep 19, 2003
Finland will host next summer’s final tournament and therefore qualify automatically as hosts. World Cup callHaving lost the inaugural edition of this competition in 2002, France defeated Norway 2-0 in Leipzig last month to win the European Championship for the first time. Two of their players, Amélie Coquet and Anne Laure Casseleux, were so impressive that they earned call-ups to the senior French squad for the forthcoming 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup in the United States. Stiff oppositionFrance will provide stiff opposition for Wales, mini-tournament hosts Austria and Greece in Group B1, while the Norwegians are the team to beat in Group B2. Sweden, losing semi-finalists in Leipzig, are the seeds in Group B3, a pool also including Poland, Turkey and Slovenia. Eighteen go throughEngland and Scotland renew world football’s oldest rivalry in Group B6 along with Ukraine and hosts Romania.

BBC SPORT | Tennis | Moya keeps Spain on top
BBC News – Sep 19, 2003
“I played really well and was aggressive from the start,” said Hewitt. “My intensity right from the start was pretty high, like it has been in every Davis Cup match I’ve played in the last two years. ”

Former world number one Hewitt improved his Davis Cup singles record to 21 wins from 26 matches.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Farr-Jones tips England
BBC News – Sep 17, 2003
Farr-Jones, who skippered the Wallabies to victory over England in the 1991 World Cup final, said he expected Australia and England to meet in the final at the expense of the All Blacks. New Zealand are favourites for the tournament, but Farr-Jones says the All Blacks will crumble under pressure. “England are the stand-out favourite for me, I’d rate them even-money,” he said. “One thing past World Cups have shown us is that defence wins and without doubt in my opinion England are the best organised team defensively.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | De Villiers in for injured…
BBC News – Sep 18, 2003
The 24-year-old Bobo sustained ligament damage to his left knee during Tuesday’s warm-up game against Free State, won 45-24 by the Springboks. “Team doctor Uli Schmidt assessed the injury and decided that Gcobani would not be fit enough to play at the World Cup,” Springbok spokesman Anthony Mackaiser said. South Africa announced on Thursday that De Villiers would join the the team on Sunday after playing for his Western Province in a crunch Currie Cup match.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Leinster overpower Ospreys
BBC News – Sep 19, 2003
Having lost their two opening Celtic League fixtures against Munster and Celtic Warriors, Leinster badly needed a victory. And, despite having 10 players away with Ireland’s World Cup squad, they had enough strength in depth to topple the Ospreys and earn a quarter-final away to Irish rivals Ulster. Third-string fly-half Matt Leek, signed by former coach Matt Williams at the beginning of last season, fired 20 of the Leinster points. The Englishman has had little chance to shine since moving to Ireland from Wasps, finding himself behind Christian Warner and Felipe Contepomi in the race for the number 10 shirt. However, with Contepomi preparing for World Cup duty with Argentina and Warner starting at centre, Leek tok his chance to shine. Despite missing an early long-range effort he quickly settled down to run in Leinster’s first try in the sixth minute, which he then converted.

Higher revenue than expected
uefa.com – UEFA.com – Sep 18, 2003
Moreover, the European body has seen a growth in various markets outside of Europe, and especially Japan. Very satisfied”We are very satisfied with these results,” said UEFA Chief Executive Gerhard Aigner. “It shows that the UEFA Champions League is of great interest to football fans all over the world. Despite changes in the market, we have achieved a very good level of income for European football. ” RevenueThe committee also heard that total revenue per Champions League match would actually increase by 12 per cent between 2003 and 2006, and that projected income in one of the key markets, the United Kingdom, would show a considerable increase. This was also the case in secondary markets such as Scandinavia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Turkey and Greece… 5m will be distributed among the European football leagues not represented in the Champions League. Each UEFA member association will receive €193,000. Each domestic champion which has failed to reach the Champions League group stage is also set to receive a €96,500 bonus. All rights reserved.

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