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November 9, 2004

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The News Review:

* World Cup 2006 | 11.06.2004 Championship Facts and Figures
* Collins urges SFA to appoint ‘energetic’ Strachan
* Graham Taylor to join T&T coaching squad
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Bolton boss warns Diouf
* ABC Sport – Soccer – Warren leaves legacy that won’t be forgotten
* The Star Online eCentral – Malaysia Entertainment
* ESPN.com – NFL – Recap
* ESPN.com – NFL – Recap
* ESPN.com – NHL – Thrashers’ Heatley injures eye in Swiss league
* Other Iran sports news in brief
* Algeria name squad
* DAILY EXPRESS NEWS

World Cup 2006 | 11.06.2004 Championship Facts and Figures
Deutsche Welle – Nov 6, 2004
DW-WORLD looks at some of the more interesting facts about Euro 2004. The official name of Europe’s top soccer (or football if you prefer) competition is the UEFA European Championship. Taking place every four years, the tournament pits Europe’s best 16 sides against each other in a quest for international glory. It is arguably the sport’s most prestigious title after the World Cup. History
The tournament’s first incarnation was as the European Nations’ Cup. Held in 1960 in France, the Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in extra time… The official name of Europe’s top soccer (or football if you prefer) competition is the UEFA European Championship. Taking place every four years, the tournament pits Europe’s best 16 sides against each other in a quest for international glory. It is arguably the sport’s most prestigious title after the World Cup. History
The tournament’s first incarnation was as the European Nations’ Cup. Held in 1960 in France, the Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in extra time.

Collins urges SFA to appoint ‘energetic’ Strachan
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Nov 7, 2004
Gordon Strachan knows how important it is to get the players picked up as soon as they arrive, get a nice atmosphere. He’s a young, bubbly character, with lots of passion and energy. ” It is not in Collins’ nature to accept that Scotland’s hopes of qualifying for World Cup 2006 are as lifeless as a rock. His focus would be on the next game, against Italy in March, and let the wider picture shape itself. He believes a new manager should be appointed before Scotland face Sweden in a friendly at Easter Road later this month. There is no time to dawdle, but measured swiftness is required, rather than reckless impulse. “The SFA should be speaking to as many people as they can,” he continues.

Graham Taylor to join T&T coaching squad
Jamaica Observer – Nov 8, 2004
Clair to join his technical team as a consultant and he readily agreed. He had a final meeting with St Clair and other members of the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation, along with Jack Warner, before heading back to London. “This has come about through the longstanding friendship I have with Bertille St Clair which obviously dates back to the time I signed Dwight Yorke,” Taylor said on the TTFF website.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Bolton boss warns Diouf
BBC News – Nov 8, 2004
When the two-time African Footballer of the Year was due to make his return for Senegal in a 2006 World Cup qualifier last month, he was thrown off the squad after being spotted in a Dakar nightclub on the eve of the match against Liberia. The Senegalese Football Federation subsequently handed a suspended six-month ban to the player, which means that any future ill-discipline will result in a half-year ban. Diouf joined Bolton on loan from Liverpool in August, and has scored one goal in eight games… When the two-time African Footballer of the Year was due to make his return for Senegal in a 2006 World Cup qualifier last month, he was thrown off the squad after being spotted in a Dakar nightclub on the eve of the match against Liberia. The Senegalese Football Federation subsequently handed a suspended six-month ban to the player, which means that any future ill-discipline will result in a half-year ban. Diouf joined Bolton on loan from Liverpool in August, and has scored one goal in eight games.

ABC Sport – Soccer – Warren leaves legacy that won’t be forgotten
abc.net.au – Nov 8, 2004
When the camera panned to him after the match, tears were welling in his eyes. The fact that Australia had once again missed out on a chance to prove itself on world soccer’s biggest stage cut Captain Socceroo deep, and he could not hide his emotions. He took part in Australia’s only World Cup finals campaign in 1974, but was adamant it would not be the last. “I want Australia to embrace this fabulous game,” he said after receiving FIFA’s Centennial Order of Merit, his most cherished award, earlier this year. “It’s not ‘wog-ball’. This is the game of the world. “We [Australia] are on the verge of doing big things… “As always with Johnny, he saw things that many of us couldn’t, and I guess that’s one of the things that will be inscribed on the epitaph that sits over his legacy,” Harper told ABC Grandstand’s Karen Tighe. “He had a great vision and there was a couple of things that he probably would have taken issue with [in the new league], and well let him take them with him now. “But I think overall he was very positive about where football can go. “He’s always known of course that, as a matter of course, Australia would, he called it ‘come to its senses’, and embrace this massive international movement of people. “Moreso than anything else he saw how much Australia needed it, how much Australian culture needed it, even though were talking about sport, just the way this sport is so international and how it can change peoples lives. “It was so important to him that Australians embraced that, and that embodied the 40 years of his professional life. ”

Harper said Warren’s absence would leave a big hole in Australian soccer that could not be filled.

The Star Online eCentral – Malaysia Entertainment
Malaysia Star – Nov 8, 2004
The US$100mil trilogy which will be helmed by Danny Cannon, stars Diego Luna (Y Tu Mama Tambien) as a football phenomenon from East L. whose skills land him a professional contract with Newcastle United. The backdrops of both Newcastle United and Real Madrid matches will form part of the first two films; while the finale takes place during the 2006 World Cup… whose skills land him a professional contract with Newcastle United. The backdrops of both Newcastle United and Real Madrid matches will form part of the first two films; while the finale takes place during the 2006 World Cup. [Published: 8-Nov-2004].

ESPN.com – NFL – Recap
ESPN – Nov 7, 2004
He’s gotten into a groove and is playing extremely good football. He’s running excellent routes and has found his niche in a talented receiving corps. He’s finally playing without injury and doesn’t seem to be afraid of getting injured. Also, he has a good QB in Jake Plummer who can get him the ball and he’s thriving as a deep threat for the Broncos. Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.

ESPN.com – NFL – Recap
ESPN – Nov 7, 2004
“Vinatieri’s best play was his touchdown pass, a perfect spiralto a wide-open Brown. Martz was trying to get a timeout. “I don’t think that was the trickiest thing in the world,”Martz said. “I mean, where was he going, to the john? We’ve got topay more attention than that. “Reminiscent of his automatic 48-yarder that provided the marginof victory in a 20-17 Super Bowl victory in 2002, there was nodoubt on any of his field goal attempts from 43, 31, 45 and 36yards — all in the first half. Brady was 18-for-31 for 234 yards and the first of his twotouchdown passes also was an oddity with linebacker.

ESPN.com – NHL – Thrashers’ Heatley injures eye in Swiss league
ESPN – Nov 7, 2004
They played on the same line at the 2003 and ’04 world championships, leading Canada to a gold medal in both tournaments. Heatley’s parents, Murray and Karin, were traveling to Switzerland to be with their son. Heatley’s agent, Stacey McAlpine, said he did not expect to have any update on the surgery until Tuesday or Wednesday. “We are certainly concerned about his long-term health,” McAlpine said. “The medical staff over at the Bern hospital have given us some reasons to be positive.

Other Iran sports news in brief
IranMania News – Nov 6, 2004
– The International Weightlifting contests will kick off in London on Saturday with the participation of 9 teams. The Mazandaran team represents Iran in the event. – AFPP and CNN in a joint survey estimated Iran?s chances of finding its way into the 2006 World Cup around 16%. – Slovakia?s Football Federation called for a friendly with Iran. – FIFA magazine named Iran the most offensive team after Australia and Brazil. – The Asian Football Confederation in its Friday session selected four Iranian referees to judge the home games of the Asian Clubs Super League.

Algeria name squad
BBC News – Nov 8, 2004
The match will be the second in charge of the Desert Foxes for Fergani, who replaced sacked Belgian coach Robert Wasiege in September. Last month, the former Algeria captain took charge of the North Africans for their 1-1 draw with Rwanda in a 2006 World Cup qualifier in Kigali. Thirteen Europe-based players have been included in Fergani’s squad, while Djamel Belmadi, who plays his club football in Qatar, has been left out. The game will be the fifth friendly Algeria has played in France over the last two years. Fergani, who has coached the Algerians once before, is hoping to resurrect his nation’s football fortunes. Winless Algeria currently lie bottom of Group Three, which also includes Angola, Nigeria, Gabon and Zimbabwe.

DAILY EXPRESS NEWS
Daily Express – Nov 7, 2004
World champions Zidane, Marcel Desailly, Lilian Thuram and Bixente Lizarazu all announced their international retirement after their Euro 2004 quarterfinal exit against eventual champions Greece. “I don’t think of them anymore, I don’t care about them anymore,” Bayern Munich right back Sagnol told sports daily L’Equipe on Saturday. “If every time we are in trouble everybody brings their names up, France will never make it to the World Cup,” said Sagnol, who could return for France against Poland in a friendly on November 17 after a three month injury layoff. “Let’s talk about those who play for France to qualify.

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