Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

August 8, 2004

Eriksson survives grilling by FA

Filed under: World Cup 2006 — Ivan @ 7:51 am

The News Review:

* Eriksson unscathed by sex scandal
* Preparations on schedule for 2006 FIFA World Cup
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Fifa aids South Africa
* Eriksson survives grilling by FA
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Fifa lifts Kenya ban
* Germany 2006: NFA Budgets N27m to Beat Zimbabwe
* Fifa provisionally lifts ban on Kenya
* FIFA World Cup – News & Features
* DR Congo finally get Leroy
* World Leisure Jobs & News
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* ESPNsoccernet – World – International Perspective
* Setback for National camp
* D’backs CEO out, agent to take over
* SI.com – Soccer – World Soccer’s Hamilton: Sven-gate much ado…
* Freddy Adu: Just Going Out To Play Soccer Star: ‘It’s Not…
* Sports | Columns | Luis Bueno | PE.com | Southern California News |…
* Sandals Ocho Rios
* Uganda 1-1 Kenya

Eriksson unscathed by sex scandal
Independent Online – Aug 6, 2004
The England coach emerged unscathed from a sex scandal on Thursday after the Football Association (FA) decided to take no action against him, while three of its staff resigned. After a six-hour meeting of its 12-man board, the FA issued a statement saying the Swede, who had an affair with a secretary employed by the association, “had no case to answer” in relation to how the relationship was initially denied. Eriksson was in danger of losing a ?4-million jobEriksson was in danger of losing a ?4-million (about R45-million) a year job which runs until 2008 at least, just a month before England’s first qualifying games for World Cup 2006. Although the FA initially denied that Eriksson and 38-year-old Faria Alam had an affair, it had to make a U-turn announcement five days later admitting that one did take place. FA officials had to decide whether the Swede had misled them… In his only comment on the scandal, Eriksson issued a statement last Thursday saying he had “at no time either categorically confirmed or denied any relationship with Ms. ”

Now he has to concentrate on England’s first two World Cup qualifying games against Austria and Poland in September, and a warmup match against Ukraine at Newcastle August 18. If England fails to win these games, however, the FA will be questioning his future again.

Preparations on schedule for 2006 FIFA World Cup
noticias.info – Aug 7, 2004
The latest report focuses on transport, security, host country planning, as well as the artistic and cultural program. Key messages in the latest progress report are:

Implementation of the guarantees given by the government is running according to plan. Transport projects relating to the World Cup will be completed on schedule. Progress is being made with regard to security planning. Experience accumulated during the UEFA Cup in Portugal has been evaluated. The government’s host country planning, aimed at projecting a positive image of Germany, is taking shape. The artistic and cultural program, centered around the Football Globe, has been very successful… A time to make friends

The World Cup is a unique opportunity to present Germany as a hospitable, cosmopolitan, and modern country. An effort will be made to breathe life into the World Cup slogan “A Time to Make Friends?” both inside and outside the soccer stadiums. Millions of football fans will be coming to Germany in 2006, many of them for the first time or for the first time since reunification. Host country planning objectives for the 2006 World Cup:

projecting a positive image of Germany and its people
being a good host
increasing Germany’s attractiveness as a place for business
creating public enthusiasm
promoting the sport of soccer. Major media event

More than three million people will see the games live in the stadiums. Several billion viewers are expected to watch them on television. The World Cup in Germany could well become the largest sports and media event in 2006.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Fifa aids South Africa
BBC News – Aug 6, 2004
Called Match AG, it will assist in the key areas of “management, accommodation, ticket sales and information technology solutions. ”

Fifa, which said it will play a “more significant role” in the organisation of the World Cup, is expected to set up an office in South Africa in early 2005. According to Fifa’s statement, the organisation will commit further resources to South Africa after the conclusion of the 2006 World Cup. South Africa became the first African nation to be given the right to host football’s most prestigious event after beating other African contenders in a 15 May vote in Zurich.

Eriksson survives grilling by FA
Taipei Times – Aug 7, 2004
After a six-hour meeting of its 12-man board, the FA issued a statement saying the Swede, who had an affair with a secretary employed by the association, “had no case to answer” in relation to how the relationship was initially denied. Eriksson was in danger of losing a US$7. 3 million a year job which runs until 2008 at least, just a month before England’s first qualifying games for World Cup 2006. Although the FA initially denied that Eriksson and 38-year-old Faria Alam had an affair, it had to make a U-turn announcement five days later admitting that one did take place. FA officials had to decide whether the Swede had misled them. FA chief executive Mark Palios, who also had an affair with Alam, resigned on Sunday in the wake of newspaper revelations about the scandal. The FA’s director of communications, Colin Gibson, a former newspaper journalist who tried to broker a deal with the tabloid that broke the story, offered his resignation too and that was accepted by the FA… In his only comment on the scandal, Eriksson issued a statement last Thursday saying he had “at no time either categorically confirmed or denied any relationship with Ms. ”
Now he has to concentrate on England’s first two World Cup qualifying games against Austria and Poland in September, and a warmup match against Ukraine at Newcastle Aug. If England fails to win these games, however, the Football Association will be questioning his future again. This story has been viewed 2948 times.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Fifa lifts Kenya ban
BBC News – Aug 6, 2004
The decsion was taken during a meeting of its Emergency Committee in Zurich on Friday. The ban was imposed on Kenya on 2 June for alleged government interference in the sport. A Fifa statement said that the committee heard a report from its administrative arm which indicated that Kenya’s Normalisation Committee had met all the conditions set down by world football’s governing body. The Normalisation Committee, led by former athlete Kipchoge Keino, had been charged with resolving the problems in Kenyan football… KFF officials had been involved in a year long stand-off
with former sports minister Najib Balala, who accused them of
corruption. Last month several federation officials were charged with
theft from the KFF. The lifting of the suspension means that the Harambee Stars’ three postponed 2006 World Cup qualifying matches against Guinea, Morocco and Tunisia can be re-arranged. Kenya will mark their return to international football with a friendly against neighbours Uganda in Kampala on Saturday, their first World Cup qualifier is on 4 September at home to Malawi.

Germany 2006: NFA Budgets N27m to Beat Zimbabwe
This Day – This Day (subscription) – Aug 6, 2004
The NFA, we learnt, is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to see the Eagles secure their first full road points in the race to Germany 2006. THISDAYSports learnt from Sports Ministry sources that the chunk of the budget will be paid to the players and officials as match bonus if they beat the Warriors in Harare. NFA we learnt has proposed the sum of $5,000 as hand out per player to motivate the Eagles. This is the biggest amount the NFA is proposing on match per match basis to ensure Nigeria’s safe passage through the World Cup campaign.

Fifa provisionally lifts ban on Kenya
Independent Online – Aug 7, 2004
Fifa’s Emergency Committee had ordered Kenya’s exclusion 72 hours before they were due to play a World Cup qualifier against Guinea in June, following the government’s refusal to reinstate the Kenyan Football Federation. The KFF was dissolved in March over claims of corruption. Fifa and Kenyan officials had agreed to a joint effort to overcome the dispute on July 8, when they had mooted the provisional lifting of the ban.

FIFA World Cup – News & Features
uefa.com – UEFA.com – Aug 6, 2004
Ambitious for futureThe 42-year-old, who signed a one-year contract today with the option for a further 12 months, will have a tough task as Armenia are in Group 1 alongside the Czech Republic, Netherlands, Romania, Finland, Andorra and F. Macedonia, with their opening match a trip to the latter nation on 18 August… Macedonia, with their opening match a trip to the latter nation on 18 August. ‘Great potential’While a place in Germany in two years’ time may not be a realistic goal, Casoni said: “I’ll help Armenian football grow. ” He added: “Armenian football has great potential and I will do my best to raise the level of the game. For this, we don’t have much time, yet there is a lot of work to do. ”
Pardo to assistBernard Pardo, another former French international, will assist Casoni, who was capped 30 times by Les Bleus. The pair will also co-ordinate the work of the Under-19 and U17 squads. As a player, Casoni won the 1993 UEFA Champions League with Olympique de Marseille before going on to coach the club between 1999 and 2000.

DR Congo finally get Leroy
BBC News – Aug 6, 2004
The former Senegal and Cameroon coach has been looking after the Simbas without a contract for the last three months. Leroy had previously refused to sign a contract because the country’s football federation, Fecofa, had been unable to make assurances that a suitable budget would be in place for the team. But that appears to have been resolved. “I feel proud and it’s huge honour for me,” Leroy told BBC Sport after signing
his contract… “But I wanted to be sure that there’s some sort of protection for the national team and my staff. “These people are very important to me, which is why I wanted to protect and defend them before signing a contract,” he explained. Leroy has had a stormy relationship with Fecofa and threatened to walk out on the team on the eve of a 2006 World Cup qualifier with Burkina Faso. But the Frenchman told BBC Sport that his relationship with the federation has improved. “I have a good relationship with Fecofa’s president and the Sports Minister. I am sure everything is alright now,” he said. “I wasn’t too worried about the contract because President Joseph Kabila agreed to back me,” he explained.

World Leisure Jobs & News
worldleisurejobs.com – Aug 6, 2004
Chosen to host the final of the 2006 Football World Cup, the stadium now has a capacity of 76,065 and renovation work has included the addition of a roof, floodlights, retail space inside the stadium and executive boxes. The 242 euro (?160m) refurbishment took four years to complete and includes a museum at the building?s entrance. olympiastadion-berlin.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – Aug 6, 2004
Tashi Tenzing plans to begin dribbling his way across India in September next year, with the aim of reaching Everest base camp in 2006. At the base camp, sherpas and monks will be competing in the highest football match in the world at 20,000 feet. The event is scheduled to coincide with the 2006 World Cup. Tashi Tenzing will be acting as referee for the match. He told the Asian Age his yearlong dribbling journey should serve as a symbol of world peace and understanding. He is aiming to get support from the FIFA and United Nations for his project.

ESPNsoccernet – World – International Perspective
go.com – Aug 6, 2004
International is 47 years old, but still ran like a youngster during the MLS legends match last weekend at the All-Star game at RFK. Clavijo led the Haitian National Team during the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign in what was one of the more remarkable soccer stories of the year. Whether playing in an All-Star Game or coaching a group of amateurs into World Cup Qualifying, Clavijo still has the passion for football that only a few can match. Cheers to the USA 1994 Squad and former MLS legends in providing an entertaining opening act for the All-Star Game. John Harkes, Marcelo Balboa, Marco Etcheverry, Carlos Valderrama and Jorge Campos were among the stars that played through the heat in D… International is 47 years old, but still ran like a youngster during the MLS legends match last weekend at the All-Star game at RFK. Clavijo led the Haitian National Team during the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign in what was one of the more remarkable soccer stories of the year. Whether playing in an All-Star Game or coaching a group of amateurs into World Cup Qualifying, Clavijo still has the passion for football that only a few can match. Cheers to the USA 1994 Squad and former MLS legends in providing an entertaining opening act for the All-Star Game. John Harkes, Marcelo Balboa, Marco Etcheverry, Carlos Valderrama and Jorge Campos were among the stars that played through the heat in D. and reminded the fans how entertaining this sport and All-Star games could be.

Setback for National camp
Hindu – Aug 6, 2004
The National football camp for the 2006 World Cup’s Asian qualifiers was hit badly with the National Football League champion, East Bengal, not releasing its eight players named for the camp. The camp has been drawn up by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to prepare the senior team for the LG Cup in Vietnam and the following Cup qualifier against Japan in September. The East Bengal management, including coach Subhas Bhowmick, indicated that it would release the players only on August 11 as the team is undergoing fitness training under English specialist, Peter McKnight. The physio is on an eight-week contract with the club, which is preparing for the AFC Cup quarterfinals scheduled later next month. The AIFF secretary, Mr… The National football camp for the 2006 World Cup’s Asian qualifiers was hit badly with the National Football League champion, East Bengal, not releasing its eight players named for the camp. The camp has been drawn up by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to prepare the senior team for the LG Cup in Vietnam and the following Cup qualifier against Japan in September. The East Bengal management, including coach Subhas Bhowmick, indicated that it would release the players only on August 11 as the team is undergoing fitness training under English specialist, Peter McKnight. The physio is on an eight-week contract with the club, which is preparing for the AFC Cup quarterfinals scheduled later next month. The AIFF secretary, Mr. Alberto Colaco, meanwhile has urged the club to send its players by the weekend.

D’backs CEO out, agent to take over
St. Petersburg Times – Aug 7, 2004
you kind of go on with your life, and this is no different. ”
Moorad, a former partner of football agent Leigh Steinberg, takes over as chief executive officer Jan. 1 and as chairman one year later. Any change in control must be approved by Major League Baseball. SELIG EXTENSION: Owners will be asked to approve a three-year extension for commissioner Bud Selig that would run through 2009, the Associated Press reported. The extension will be presented for a vote when owners meet in Philadelphia on Aug… Approval appears certain and could be unanimous. In other business, owners will be asked to approve plans for a World Cup and a baseball television network. The start of the World Cup almost certainly will be pushed back to 2006. AP also reported that major-league executives planning the Expos’ move have spent most of the past two months concentrating on the bids of Northern Virginia and downtown Washington. AILING CHISOX: Frank Thomas is out for the rest of the season and Magglio Ordonez might be, too. After the White Sox announced Thomas will miss the rest of the season as he recovers from a stress fracture in his left foot, manager Ozzie Guillen said he doesn’t expect Ordonez to return. “I think Magglio has to be ready for next season.

SI.com – Soccer – World Soccer’s Hamilton: Sven-gate much ado…
SI.com – Aug 8, 2004
A striker’s instinct as a player is to be selfish, to think of himself before his teammates. The most successful coaches tend to have been defenders or midfielders, the sort of players who appreciate the importance of teamwork. The odds on Klinsmann, Van Basten and Stoitchkov all still being in charge at the 2006 World Cup in Germany are slim. Much slimmer, in fact, than Sven-Goran Eriksson remaining in charge of England until then. Gavin Hamilton, editor of World Soccer magazine, is reporting from Portugal. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the writer.

Freddy Adu: Just Going Out To Play Soccer Star: ‘It’s Not…
CBS News – Aug 8, 2004
Says Pele, “I told him, ‘Listen. God give you, you know, the gift to play football. ‘”Freddy’s “football” gifts were apparent during D. United’s very first exhibition game in February. Teammate Ben Olson is a grizzled veteran, at 26. So how is Freddy playing?Olson reports, “He’s playing great… He was, I think, one of the better players on the field. Bruce Arena is the most influential figure in American soccer, coach of the men’s national team that will compete for the World Cup in 2006. It’s a team Freddy hopes to make. Of Freddy, Arena says, “We think he’s gonna be a great one. What is it in Freddy’s play that makes everybody who knows what they’re talking about say, “Oh, wow”?Says Arena, “He’s strong, he’s quick, he’s agile. He’s got good balance, and he’s got great vision.

Sports | Columns | Luis Bueno | PE.com | Southern California News |…
Press-Enterprise – Press-Enterprise (subscription) – Aug 7, 2004
Longtime French defender Bixente Lizarazu retired from international soccer earlier this week. Lizarazu, who plays for French side Olympique Marseille, was the last member of France’s backline in their 1998 World Cup squad to retire. "It was a painful decision to take, but I fully agree with Lilian (Thuram) that we must make room for new players for the 2006 World Cup," Lizarazu told French magazine L’Equipe. A longtime member of German power Bayern Munich, Lizarazu was preceded in international retirement by Thuram and Marcel Desailly, who quit France last month, and Laurent Blanc, who gave up international play in 2000. Lizarazu finished his illustrious French career with 97 caps. Meanwhile, England’s Paul Scholes said goodbye to the national team and instead will focus solely on helping Manchester United regain its luster. Scholes, 29, was a key member of England’s 1998 and 2002 World Cup squads.

Sandals Ocho Rios
Jamaica Observer – Aug 8, 2004
The sponsorship cheque was handed over to the association’s president Danny Beckford by the resort’s public relations manager, Ian Spencer. Jamaica football Federation (JFF) boss Crenston Boxhill, guest speaker at the function, urged members of the rural business sector to assist in sponsoring the local football programme. Boxhill said the World Cup qualification for Germany 2006 was very important, but so too was the administration of a comprehensive development programme. Boxhill also used the occasion to reiterate that it was football’s technical director Carl Brown who suggested that new senior team head coach, the Brazilian Sebastiao Lazaroni, be drafted to assist the programme. The JFF head said he was confident that local coaches would learn from the Brazilian. Sixteen teams will take part in this year’s competition with Hedonism III the defending champions. Competition begins Thursday with a dress parade of the teams and the opening match.

Uganda 1-1 Kenya
BBC News – Aug 7, 2004
The match in Kampala was the Harambee stars first after Fifa provisionally lifted a ban imposed on 2 June for alleged government interference in the sport. “We’re happy to be back in international football and we’ll get there slowly but surely,” said Kenyan coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee. Cranes skipper David Obua gave the hosts the lead with a 27th minute penalty after defender Mulinge Munandi had pulled down Simeon Masaba in the box. The Harambee Stars two months in exile was evident in the first-half as they struggled to play together but they improved after half time and equalized in the 68th minute when substitute Mike Baraza headed home. “We’re happy to be back on the pitch and playing serious football,” said Harambee Stars captain Nicholas Muyoti after the game. Uganda’s coach Mike Mutebi said that it was great to be able to welcome back their Kenyan brothers after the Fifa ban… Uganda’s coach Mike Mutebi said that it was great to be able to welcome back their Kenyan brothers after the Fifa ban. Both sides played without their foreign-based players and will play a second friendly in Kampala on Monday. The pair are both preparing for next month’s 2006 World Cup qualifying games, Uganda will face Burkina Faso while the Kenyans play Malawi.

In addition to delivering strong and stable service architectures, our technology platform teams continue to implement a cross platform, cross title identity system to help our players stay connected to their games and their friends. Across our studio teams, partners like Respawn Entertainment, and labs groups, we are working on more new ideas, technologies, and IP. And this June in Los Angeles and London, EA Play will bring players closer than ever to our games and help them share those experiences with the world.A week after being nullified cheap oakleys by Darrelle Revis and a lack of creativity against New England (a season low three targets, two catches, 27 yards), the first round receiver that Buffalo paid a bundle to get was fully involved in the rebound victory against the Vikings. Watkins cheap oakleys outlet produced a season high nine receptions for a season high 122 yards, with two TDs including the 2 yard game winner with one second left. However, the marijuana recently has been legalized for medical and cheap nfl jerseys recreational use in a number of states, including Colorado, Washington and Arizona. But because the drug is on the http://www.cheapjerseyssalestore.com league’s list of banned substances, players living in those states could face consequences from the NFL even if they are using the drug legally.So the reader gets caught up in the story but also the issue, and maybe learns something. Those are the better books I do that all the time. As with every one of his other books, she was the first editor of Whistler.sometimes more than she should but she reads the first draft with a red pen and there no shortage of opinions. Through three games in this postseason, the rotation remains unreliable. The lineup consists of Justin Turner, Corey Seager and an assortment of men merely carrying bats to the plate. After a stunning, two run pinch hit homer by Carlos Ruiz pulled the team within a run Monday, the offense could not advance a runner to second base.Arsenal 2 2 Paris Saint Germain, UEFA Champions League RESULT: Gunners squander chance to secure top spotUEFA Champions League football: All the latest from Europe’s eliteArsenal now need to better PSG’s results in final cheap oakleys Group A gamesEdinson Cavani finished from close range after neat pass by Blaise MatuidiOlivier Giroud levelled the scoreline from the spot on stroke of half timeMarco Verratti put through his own net to put Arsenal in the wholesale Jerseys leadAlex Iwobi then scored fake oakleys an own goal to make it 2 2 at the EmiratesArsenal news: All the reaction after Champions League draw against PSGBy

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

© 2007 - EURO 2012 News