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April 7, 2004

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The News Review:

* A Frenchman with English knowledge
* Roundup: Edwards leads 2004 Hall of Fame class
* Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About…
* Nigeria could face Republic
* Venezuela making strides
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Tardelli faces Egyptian scrutiny
* ESPNsoccernet – World – Germany to host Brazil in Sept. friendly
* Uruguay coach Carraso gets boot
* ESPNsoccernet – World – AFC official: Games could be targets
* SOCCER : Moment to shine for young and old
* Egypt’s caretaker coach quits
* Eriksson linked to Real
* Reggae Boyz get J$75-m Red Stripe sponsorship
* NFL Europe : Revamped league counts on Germans for a comeback

A Frenchman with English knowledge
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 6, 2004
“I’ve always thought one day I might manage abroad and the Tottenham job would interest me if they wanted me to go there. “As Spurs were a sinking ship, an underachieving club who had been linked with just about every coach in Europe, few took Santini’s words too seriously. A few months ago Claude Sinout, president of the French Football Federation, said of Santini: “I am sure that after the 2006 World Cup he will be at the head of one of the greatest clubs in Europe. “If Santini can take Tottenham to that level in the next two years it would be a footballing miracle.

Roundup: Edwards leads 2004 Hall of Fame class
USA Today – Apr 6, 2004
It supports Bloom’s efforts to block the NCAA from declaring him ineligible to play football on CU. NCAA rules prevent Bloom from accepting endorsement money while playing football. He has played for Colorado while competing on the World Cup moguls ski circuit with the goal of competing in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. Dwight told Bloom’s lawyers that the NCAA allowed him to run track for the University of Iowa and keep money from endorsements he made while playing for the Atlanta Falcons. He said he was paid more than $14,000 to sign autographs and endorse a car dealer before the spring of 1999, when he returned to the Iowa track team. Jim Smittkamp said the NCAA did not tell him or the other lawyers representing Bloom about the Dwight case. He said they learned of it through their own research.

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About…
Chosun Ilbo – Apr 6, 2004
I think I know now why Korean football has fallen to where it is. A, B and C are star footballers everyone knows and are adored by many football fans. Moreover, they are expected to lead the Korean National team to the 2006 Germany World Cup. It is known that they rented a room at the nightclub and enjoyed a night of revelry till the wee hours of the morning. And that’s not all. On Friday, 10 footballers — including Player D of the national Olympic squad — spent the night drinking it up at another nightclub. The source added, “The problem is the players’ attitudes… But a stark reality it was. I think I know now why Korean football has fallen to where it is. A, B and C are star footballers everyone knows and are adored by many football fans. Moreover, they are expected to lead the Korean National team to the 2006 Germany World Cup. It is known that they rented a room at the nightclub and enjoyed a night of revelry till the wee hours of the morning. And that’s not all.

Nigeria could face Republic
BBC News – Apr 7, 2004
However, contrary to an earlier statement by the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), the date and ground have not been decided. An FAI spokesman said the match would probably take place in London between the Republic’s planned games against Romania (27 May) and Holland (5 June). The Republic are also in talks about another friendly against Jamaica. Nigeria, who hope to line up their Europe-based stars, defeated the Republic 2-1 and Jamaica 1-0 as part of their preparations for the 2002 World Cup finals… Nigeria, who hope to line up their Europe-based stars, defeated the Republic 2-1 and Jamaica 1-0 as part of their preparations for the 2002 World Cup finals. Before the two games, Nigeria are expected to stage a four-day tournament with Senegal, Jordan and Libya from 28 April. The games will be to prepare Nigeria for their 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifying campaign, which starts on 4 June, at home to Rwanda’s Amavubi.

Venezuela making strides
BBC News – Apr 5, 2004
Even nowadays when Uruguay play there the team seem to take on the mystique of the great names of the past. Brazil have faced Uruguay 20 times at the Centenario, and recorded just two
victories – in 1932 and 1976. They have never won a Copa America match or a World Cup qualifier. And now the traditional whipping boys of South American football leave the great old stage with a 3-0 win. Venezuela were nothing less than superb. Their passing in midfield was a joy to behold. They attacked with poise and pace, and showed staunch defence against the team which has scored more goals than any other in the current qualification campaign.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Tardelli faces Egyptian scrutiny
BBC News – Apr 7, 2004
The 49-year-old, who became the first Italian to take charge of the
Pharaohs, was described as “inexperienced and unqualified” by many newspapers. While his sterling career as a player has not been questioned, Tardelli’s coaching career, which has includes stints at Inter Milan and Bari, has failed to impress. The decision of the 1982 World Cup winner to pick Luca Giannini as his assistant, in preference to caretaker manager Fathy Mabrouk, has done little to win him popularity. It has been customary for foreign coaches to work with a very strong Egyptian assistant and Tardelli’s decision bucks the trend. With many expecting him to hand the country their first World Cup ticket since the 1990 finals in Italy, Tardelli promised to do his best. But he has refused to make any firm promises. “I am not
a magician, I am just a football coach,” he stated… With many expecting him to hand the country their first World Cup ticket since the 1990 finals in Italy, Tardelli promised to do his best. But he has refused to make any firm promises. “I am not
a magician, I am just a football coach,” he stated. Sound choice

Viken Djizmedjian, Caf’s former director of communications and now Egyptian FA board member, has insisted that the selection of Tardelli was not a mistake. “We studied the history of the nominees and even interviewed some of them. “We
believe he was the best choice,” Djizmedjian stated.

ESPNsoccernet – World – Germany to host Brazil in Sept. friendly
go.com – Apr 7, 2004
Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the final on June 30, 2002 to winits fifth World Cup. Germany has won three World Cups. The 76,000-seat Olympic Stadium, extensively renovated inrecent years, will be the venue for the 2006 World Cup final. Germany, who as hosts of the next World Cup do not have toqualify for the tournament, has also announced the team will meetArgentina on February 9, 2005 in a friendly in Duesseldorf. Germany has qualified for the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal,which start in June, where it has been drawn in Group D withthe Czech Republic, Latvia and the Netherlands. After the tournament, which finishes with the final on July4, Germany will play Austria on August 18 in Vienna and meetCameroon in Leipzig on November 17.

Uruguay coach Carraso gets boot
go.com – Apr 7, 2004
The 47-year-old also stood out with his wide-lapelled suitsand his extravagant policy of immediately substituting hisplayers if they were booked for bad tackles or dissent. Victims included Manchester United striker Diego Forlan,taken off at halftime in last year’s World Cup qualifier againstChile for a foul. Carrasco initially won popular support as his team began thequalifiers for the 2006 World Cup in Germany with a 5-0 win overBolivia in September and later came from two goals behind todraw 3-3 in Brazil. He began to lose popularity in January when the under-23team, which he also coached, failed to qualify for this year’sAthens Olympics. Further disappointment followed in February when the seniorside lost 2-0 to Jamaica in a friendly. Carrasco invited further criticism by refusing to pickdefenders such as Paolo Montero and boycotting news conferences. The final straw came last week with the thumping home defeatby the team often described as the Cinderellas of South Americanfootball.

ESPNsoccernet – World – AFC official: Games could be targets
go.com – Apr 5, 2004
But terrorist activity and other violence in Pakistan,Afghanistan, Iraq and Uzbekistan — all of which field teams inAsian competitions — show that “there are potential volcanoes,even in Asia,” Velappan said. “We no longer have a world where security and safety can betaken for granted,” Velappan said. “Football is the most attractive event to really disrupt, sinceyou can destabilize the entire football world. No other sportbrings together so many people in one venue. If someone chooses togo and plant some bombs in different parts of a stadium, you loseeverything. ” Walter Gagg, FIFA’s director of stadiums and security, saidsoccer’s world governing body was optimistic the sport would not betargeted by terrorists, but that officials should remain “very,very careful. ” “In a stadium, it’s easy to create a disaster, since securityofficers cannot check every spectator,” Gagg said… ” “In a stadium, it’s easy to create a disaster, since securityofficers cannot check every spectator,” Gagg said. “Clubs andnational associations should refurbish their stadiums with modernsecurity infrastructure, not just spend money on transfers ofplayers and salaries of players and coaches. ” Velappan noted that numerous international soccer events werescheduled for Asia this year, including the July-August Asian Cupin China and qualifying matches for the Athens Olympics and the2006 World Cup. Security concerns have already disrupted the Asian ChampionsLeague. AFC officials postponed two matches this week in Uzbekistanafter four days of violence resulted in 47 deaths. Velappan said many Asian countries have demonstrated a highlevel of security awareness, noting “not one single securityincident in the World Cup hosted by Japan and South Korea” in2002. But he urged organizers not to become complacent.

SOCCER : Moment to shine for young and old
International Herald Tribune – Apr 5, 2004
Never before has Millwall reached the Cup Final and, after a feisty battle, Tim Cahill, the Australian who struck the only goal, summed up: "Man United? They're my heroes, but on the day of the final we start as equals. " United, the world's wealthiest and most popular club, rescued its season in a competition that, four years ago, it discarded. United then was the champion of Europe, and in collusion with the British government and the Football Association, felt it right to abandon the FA Cup in favor of playing FIFA's so-called World Club Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

Egypt’s caretaker coach quits
BBC News – Apr 5, 2004
The president of the Egypt Football Association Essam Abdel Moniem pointed out that Tardelli has the power to assign his assistants as he pleases. “We asked Mabrouk to stay but he insisted on leaving and we respect that,” Moniem

Moniem went onto confirm that another assistant coach, former international, Ismail Youssef, will remain in his post. Tardelli, who helped Italy win the World Cup in Spain in 1982, has a tough job ahead and his first mission will be to lead the Egyptians through the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. The Pharaohs are in a group alongside Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Libya, Benin and Sudan who they play first in June.

Eriksson linked to Real
BBC News – Apr 7, 2004
In March Eriksson signed a new deal which keeps him in the England job until after the 2006 World Cup. But the Swede, who has also been linked with Chelsea, has been tipped to replace Real coach Carlos Queiroz. An FA spokesman denied there was a release clause in Eriksson’s contract relating to either Euro 2004 or Real. After committing himself to the new deal in March, Eriksson admitted that he would have preferred to have signed his new contract after the European Championship in Portugal… In March Eriksson signed a new deal which keeps him in the England job until after the 2006 World Cup. But the Swede, who has also been linked with Chelsea, has been tipped to replace Real coach Carlos Queiroz. An FA spokesman denied there was a release clause in Eriksson’s contract relating to either Euro 2004 or Real. After committing himself to the new deal in March, Eriksson admitted that he would have preferred to have signed his new contract after the European Championship in Portugal. “In an ideal world I would have liked to wait until after Euro 2004, but that was more or less impossible with all the speculation,” he said.

Reggae Boyz get J$75-m Red Stripe sponsorship
Jamaica Observer – Apr 6, 2004
This follows an announcement of sponsorship by Red Stripe tagged to its flagship product worth at least $75 million over two years. Roger Thompson, marketing manager of Red Stripe lager, explained that in addition to the $75 million, up to another $25 million, “based on volume performance,” could be provided, completing a massive figure of $100 million. The sponsorship will immediately be discontinued if the BOYZ lose any of their qualifying matches. The slogan for the sponsorship will be “Red Stripe Reggae Boyz Journey to Germany 2006″… In addition to the sponsorship, Red Stripe will be putting up the funds for the JFF to employ a “sponsorship manager” whose function will be to generate financial support for the qualifying programme. This sponsorship by Red Stripe comes at a crucial time for the country’s football programme. It shows confidence in the new administration of the Jamaica Football Federation and, of course, in the abilities of our footballers. Red Stripe must be congratulated for this move, especially since most people are looking to keep what they have instead of helping others. But now it is up to the Boyz to show they are worthy of Red Stripe’s sponsorship and confidence. No one can predict what will happen on a football field, the ball is round, but the least they and the coaches can do is show commitment by training hard and showing discipline both on and off the field. This must be the minimum requirement.

NFL Europe : Revamped league counts on Germans for a comeback
International Herald Tribune – Apr 6, 2004
As a result, the Barcelona Dragons, a founder in 1991 of NFL Europe's predecessor, the World League, are gone, replaced by the Cologne Centurions. The addition of Cologne gives the six-team league four German franchises. Germany is still seen as fertile ground for American football. Frankfurt, the last remaining team from 1991, has drawn well from the start, and the Rhein Fire has grown into the league's strongest franchise. A natural rivalry with Cologne could make up for the disappointment of Berlin, where the Thunder has failed to set the turnstiles clicking. Many owners, however, see the league's function as developing players, and, in these days of inflated salaries, cost-effective. Among them is Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys… " The league's new strategy got an early test as all three opening weekend games were in Germany. Hutchinson debuted for Rhein, which drew 22,736 to the team's temporary home at the AusSchalke arena in Gelsenkirchen for a derby against Cologne. The Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf is being rebuilt for the soccer World Cup in 2006. Hutchinson was somewhat outshone by backup Greg Zolman (Buffalo Bills), but it took two kickoff returns for touchdowns and a late safety to give the Fire a 26-25 victory. In Frankfurt's Waldstadion, repairs limited the opening day attendance to 21,269, as the Galaxy crushed the Amsterdam Admirals, 34-11, with NFL veteran running backs Leonard Henry (Dolphins) and Skip Hicks (Bengals) combining for 200 yards rushing and three scores. Berlin drew 14,257 for a 20-14 victory over Scotland. In all, there were nearly 60,000 spectators of American football in Germany last weekend.

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