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October 10, 2004

Pay back time !

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The News Review:

* FIFA will run inaugural World Cup pre-event show
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Senegal roar up Group One
* Germany win in front of huge crowd
* Pay back time !
* Big incentive for World Cup qualifiers
* BBC SPORT | Football | The gossip column
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Zebras profit from Tunisia slip
* You do not beat your enemy by sulking away
* Play is over as boys go to war
* James determined to bounce back
* Nasief is the centre of attraction
* Star’s game of two halves
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Eto’o on the mend

FIFA will run inaugural World Cup pre-event show
Expatica – Oct 8, 2004
The show, similar to Olympic opening ceremonies a day before the competition starts, is to feature international show top acts such as British pop star Robbie Williams and American rapper Eminem. It is organised by Austrian artist Andre Heller, who did not want to reveal details Thursday beyond saying that the 90-minute event was to present the history of football and to “highlight the (various) cultures of the world. ” Blatter welcomed the German governments initiative: Football is all about teamwork. Figuratively speaking, FIFA has picked up a through ball from the German government and now has the opportunity to score a goal that will echo far beyond the 2006 World Cup in Germany. “This is not a celebration as an end in itself but a football fiesta designed to create an appropriate atmosphere for the biggest single-sport event in the world. It should take place with ageless symbols justifying a great tradition. ” Schily expressed his gratitude that the dispute around the show was over… ” Blatter, meanwhile, also said he would prefer hosts Germany over title holders Brazil to play the opening match in Munich and would make an according request to the FIFA bodies dealing with the World Cup. Blatter named as one reason the fact that Brazil was not even qualified yet for the tournament. The 2006 edition is the first World Cup for which the defending champion is not automatically qualified. The statement came a few weeks after new Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann said that would rather want Brazil than his team to play the opener which in the past has seen plenty of surprises. At the 2002 World Cup holders France were ambushed by Senegal and Euro 2004 saw hosts Portugal losing to later surprise champions Greece. DPA
Subject: German news.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Senegal roar up Group One
BBC News – Oct 10, 2004
Senegal share a goal difference of plus four with Togo, but lead the Hawks, who beat Mali 1-0 in Lome on Sunday, since they have scored more goals. Senegal and Togo are tied on ten points apiece, as are Zambia courtesy of a 3-2 win over Congo in Brazzaville. In Monrovia, Senegal took the lead through midfielder Pape Bouba Diop who headed a cross from Abdoulaye Faye past Liberian goalkeeper Louis Crayton after 37 minutes. The Lions of Teranga led 1-0 at half-time, whereupon dissatisfied supporters of the Lone Star vented their frustration by stoning the police, a sign of things to come.

Germany win in front of huge crowd
CNN – Oct 9, 2004
Iran were hosting a major world football power for the first time in decades and as well as a huge crowd in the stadium there were another 150,000 fans outside who could not get tickets. Iranian women were not allowed to see the match after the football federation on Tuesday upheld a ban on them entering stadiums even though women are the Islamic country’s most passionate fans. German women were allowed to attend. Recovering from their dismal winless showing at Euro 2004, a rejuvenated Germany under the charismatic retired striker put in another sparkling performance on the heels of an inspiring 1-1 draw against Brazil and a victory over Austria. Germany’s reserve goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, given a chance by Klinsmann to audition for the 2006 World Cup, made a series of spectacular stops to keep out Iran’s dangerous attack and stake his claim on the job held by 2002 World Cup hero Oliver Kahn… German women were allowed to attend. Recovering from their dismal winless showing at Euro 2004, a rejuvenated Germany under the charismatic retired striker put in another sparkling performance on the heels of an inspiring 1-1 draw against Brazil and a victory over Austria. Germany’s reserve goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, given a chance by Klinsmann to audition for the 2006 World Cup, made a series of spectacular stops to keep out Iran’s dangerous attack and stake his claim on the job held by 2002 World Cup hero Oliver Kahn. Having already qualified for the 2006 finals as hosts, Germany used the friendly to experiment, with Klinsmann giving not only Arsenal’s Lehmann a chance but also testing Chelsea defender Robert Huth and Aston Villa’s Thomas Hitzlsperger. "We gained a huge amount of experience here, standing firm in front of an amazing crowd of over 100,000," Klinsmann said. "We had a very young team. We suffered from some nervousness in the first half, but after that things went smoother against a very good Iran side.

Pay back time !
Jamaica Observer – Oct 9, 2004
Panama City, Panama – It might have taken 250,000 people, including many Jamaicans, more than 10 years to build Panama’s marvel of human achievement, the Panama Canal. But for 90 minutes plus tonight, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz hope to shatter the dreams and aspirations of the home side’s 2006 World Cup football qualification here at the Rommel Fern?ndez Stadium. The two teams meet in the CONCACAF semi-final round Group A return game at 8:00 pm, and with both teams locked on four points behind Group leaders, USA, on five, the result of this game will go a long way towards determining which two teams advance to the CONCACAF final phase which is slated to run from next February through November. El Salvador, the cellar dweller in the group with three points, host the USA today, and they too, are still in with a chance of advancing.

Big incentive for World Cup qualifiers
Independent Online – Oct 8, 2004
Fifa announced in Switzerland an increased bonus pool of $262,9-million compared to the $190-million offered in 2002 which worked out at $5,94-million each. Fifa have also set up a $1-million fund for Caribbean football associations whose facilities were damaged by last month’s hurricanes. There was less cheerful news for the Niger Football Association which was suspended with immediate effect on Wednesday as a result of what Fifa described as “repeated interference from political authorities in the association’s business”… Fifa announced in Switzerland an increased bonus pool of $262,9-million compared to the $190-million offered in 2002 which worked out at $5,94-million each. Fifa have also set up a $1-million fund for Caribbean football associations whose facilities were damaged by last month’s hurricanes. There was less cheerful news for the Niger Football Association which was suspended with immediate effect on Wednesday as a result of what Fifa described as “repeated interference from political authorities in the association’s business”. Other decisions made during two days of committee meetings at Fifa’s headquarters in Zurich included the possible exemption of the European and South American champions from taking part in the Confederations Cup, currently contested by all the various continental champions.

BBC SPORT | Football | The gossip column
BBC News – Oct 10, 2004
Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is having talks with Southampton about the managerial vacancy at St Mary’s (Mail on Sunday). Peter Shilton warns goalkeeper Paul Robinson he has it all to prove after dislodging Manchester City’s David James as England’s number one, while James vows to reclaim the position (The People, News of the World, Sunday Telegraph, The Observer).

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Zebras profit from Tunisia slip
BBC News – Oct 9, 2004
The African champions were trailing the Group Five tie by two goals with just eight minutes left, whereupon Ziad Jaziri reduced the deficit. In the 89th minute, Kaies Ghodhbane drew the visitors level when firing home in the penalty area following a scramble. Malawi had opened the scoring after twenty minutes when Russell Mwafulirwa connected with Clement Kasawa’s throw-in to head past Tunisian keeper Khaled Fadhel.

You do not beat your enemy by sulking away
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 9, 2004
I see no reason why we shouldn’t already be making plans for World Cup 2006 in Germany: after all, there is only one more away trip (Azerbaijan) to come beyond these isles. I have never understood why we can never take that kind of positive attitude in this country. Those who do are usually hammered down by those who don’t. And I think that this is the crux of the present problem between the England players and the media.

Play is over as boys go to war
Independent Online – Oct 10, 2004
The amazing rise of Thabiso Rammile was completed on Saturday when Stuart Baxter confirmed the Sundowns leftback would start Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda at Kampala’s Mandela National Stadium (kick-off 3pm SA time). But a defensive injury crisis compelled coach Stuart Baxter to call him into his squad this week, at first just to assess the youngster. And Baxter was so impressed with Rammile that he left Abednego Netshodwe and Ricardo Katza back home, and took the Sundowns player on the plane to Kampala instead. Given the importance of today’s game, some may question the wisdom of starting with such inexperience in defence against the Cranes. But having given Rammile a 10-minute lecture at the end of Bafana’s final practice yesterday, Baxter insisted that the pressure was not really on his new leftback… Delron Buckley will rove down the left, while Tyron Arendse and Elrio van Heerden battle it out for the right wing slot. McCarthy appears likely to be partnered by Sibusiso Zuma up front. The pitch at the Mandela Stadium looks slightly better than those in Kinshasa and Kumasi for Bafana’s previous World Cup 2006 defeats. In any case, Baxter moved quickly to wipe out any excuse-making. “I think we (South Africans) are the world champions of whinging. We always complain about the pitch and the referees. This is what we’ve got, and we have to perform on it.

James determined to bounce back
manchesteronline.co.uk – Oct 8, 2004
We talked about my situation and since that day I have been very happy with my performances for Manchester City. “It was an isolated incident, so in some respects it is easy to go with and in others, it is a headache because of that. “I know I am capable of performing and I love playing football. It would have been easy for me to get injured whenever the England squad was being announced, and gracefully not face up to the battle. “But I know if I am sitting on the bench, next time I get a chance to perform I will be ready to play. James is something of an amateur psychologist, and says he has turned his experiences in Austria, and his subsequent demotion in Poland, into a positive. Re-assess “Unfortunately, it was one of those bad experiences… As a team player, he wants Robinson to do well, but that will mean his nose remains pressed to the first-team window. “I don’t dislike Robbo one bit at all – it doesn’t suit me to have him play badly and have England lose,” said James. “We want England to qualify, and play in the World Cup finals in 2006, and if Robbo is playing in the games that get us qualification, I have no problem with that at all. James believes that the goalkeeper choice is just one of several facing manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, a sure sign of a healthy squad. “Mr Eriksson is in a wonderful position at the moment. “I am not displeased with my performance and Robbo is playing well, so he has two in-form keepers to choose from. “He also has four centre halves all playing well, and Shaun Wright-Phillips is also doing brilliantly to make his case for a place in the team.

Nasief is the centre of attraction
Independent Online – Oct 8, 2004
It’s a golden opportunity for the former Santos star now playing in Greece. The match gives him a chance to prove his worth as one of the game’s best cover defenders from the centre-back berth. Morris has had a number of outings at right back for Bafana and although he’s no slouch in the art of overlapping he prefers to join the attack down the middle. His reasons for that are simple: “There’s always cover when you carry the ball forward or go on a run into the opposition half through the middle… His reasons for that are simple: “There’s always cover when you carry the ball forward or go on a run into the opposition half through the middle. ”

To go with his superb reading of the game and accurate passing, Morris boasts wonderful speed over short distances, hence his ability to cover for teammates across the back line. It is this quality which had ensured his rapid rise through the professional and national age-group ranks. Now he aims to cement his place in the Bafana team, hopeful of a successful run to the 2006 tournament in Germany. “That’s the target,” he said.

Star’s game of two halves
manchesteronline.co.uk – Oct 9, 2004
Salford-born Russell is an England fan, but faces the 68,000-strong crowd before kick-off to sing the national anthems of both teams. Wearing his own specially-designed football kit, consisting of half the England kit and half the Welsh, including badges, Russell will show his support to both sides. The singer , who has sold three double platinum albums in Britain and over four million records around the world, said: “It was my manager’s idea to have the outfit made and I think it is cool. “But as far as support goes, it’s got to be for England… Salford-born Russell is an England fan, but faces the 68,000-strong crowd before kick-off to sing the national anthems of both teams. Wearing his own specially-designed football kit, consisting of half the England kit and half the Welsh, including badges, Russell will show his support to both sides. The singer , who has sold three double platinum albums in Britain and over four million records around the world, said: “It was my manager’s idea to have the outfit made and I think it is cool. “But as far as support goes, it’s got to be for England. The opera star has sung in stadiums all over the world, including Barcelona’s Nou Camp Stadium before Manchester United’s triumphant European Cup Final in 1999. With a Number One chart success in Wales, Russell has impressed people from all over the country – and says he is looking forward to playing in front of so many people who know him and at such an important game.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Eto’o on the mend
BBC News – Oct 8, 2004
The African Player of the Year spent a night in the hospital after suffering from a stomach complaint which has left
him four kilos lighter. The 23-year-old was flying back from Cameroon, where he had been preparing to take on Sudan, after picking up gastroenteritis and had to be treated by doctors during a changeover in the French capital. The problem means that he is unable to play for the Indomitable Lions against Sudan in a 2006 World Cup qualifier on Saturday. “Eto’o has arrived well but tired and weak,” said his representative Josep
Maria Mesalles. “He has lost weight but he will now rest at home and will not need to visit the hospital. ”

Eto’o has been told to rest for four to five days but is expected to be fit for the derby clash with Espanyol on 16 October.

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