Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

February 18, 2005

TSN : SOCCER – Canada’s Sports Leader

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The News Review:

* How AJ will score Euro 2008 winner
* SOCCER: Hyypia ponders international retirement
* Sorry end for Servette
* TSN : SOCCER – Canada’s Sports Leader
* Eriksson hit by friendly fire-Sport-Football-TimesOnline
* Key duo withdraw from Wales squad
* Sheffield United 0 Ipswich 2: Ipswich hold their nerve-Sport-Football…
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How AJ will score Euro 2008 winner
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Feb 14, 2005
It will also be the beginning of an era of British domination in the world of football. This is my prophecy. I’m not considered a prophet, though, even in my own land. I’m not a fortune-teller either and don’t believe in astronomy. Tarot cards are all Greek to me. So how can I, a blond from a country that has never entered a leading tournament, give such a statement? Because I want to see through all that moaning about Mr Eriksson. The state of the national team must be good if the country’s biggest concern of personnel is about the manager.

SOCCER: Hyypia ponders international retirement
U.TV – UTV – Feb 11, 2005
Following Finland`s failure to qualify for the World Cup finals, the 32-year-old centre half believes his chances of playing in a major finals have disappeared, with the Euro 2008 qualifiers not starting until next season. Hyypia made his 75th appearance for his country in the recent 3-0 defeat by the Czech Republic where he played against former Liverpool team-mates Milan Baros and Vladimir Smicer.

Sorry end for Servette
uefa.comUEFA.com – Feb 18, 2005
Turbulent periodHaving competed in seven European Champion Clubs’ Cups, six UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and 14 UEFA Cups, ‘Les Grenats’ had been through a turbulent period under the ownership of one-time football agent Marc Roger, who invested in the club after the withdrawal of sponsors Canal+ had left them close to bankruptcy. Big dreamsNot lacking in confidence, Roger promised to pay off the club’s €2. 8m debts with the help of former Real Madrid CF president Lorenzo Sanz, and also pledged to fashion Servette into a side that could challenge FC Basel 1893’s dominance in Switzerland. Signing blizzardTo that end, he signed no fewer than 21 players in the summer, with the likes of Christian Karembeu and Viorel Moldovan being lured to Geneva by generous salaries. However, without the time to gel as a team, Servette struggled and exited the UEFA Cup before the group stage with a defeat by Ferencvárosi TC. Pitch battlesThings were little better in the league… Pitch battlesThings were little better in the league. Having started the season with minus three points due to financial irregularities, coach Marco Schällibaum struggled to make progress and was subsequently dismissed and replaced, with little improvement in results, by Adrian Ursea. Fine stadiumOff the pitch, Roger proved unable to meet the club’s financial commitments, despite having the exploitation rights to the club’s magnificent home stadium, the Stade de Genève, which will be one of the centre-piece venues when Switzerland and Austria co-host UEFA EURO 2008™. Karembeu’s faithEven as the courts were snapping at his heels, Roger continued to try and attract new investors. He even convinced some of his players that the situation was not impossible. “I firmly believe the club will be saved,” said club captain Karembeu recently. Unpopular figureHowever, he saw the writing on the wall and joined SC Bastia and confidence in Roger’s abilities hardly improved after Swiss newspapers reported that he had abandoned his home in Rolle having not paid rent for three months.

TSN : SOCCER – Canada’s Sports Leader
TSN.ca – Feb 4, 2005
The Geneva side has won 17 Swiss league championships and seven cups. After finishing third in the Super League top flight last year, Servette was eligible for this season’s UEFA Cup, but was eliminated in the second qualifying round. Although it has a new stadium – built for Euro 2008 – Servette finds it difficult to attract local fans and financing, often playing in front of just a few thousand spectators. According to local reports, the club has not paid its players since September. The best-know player this year, former France midfielder Christian Karembeu, 34, signed a five-month contract with French first division side Bastia on Monday. Other players have also reportedly been leaving. Soccer clubs in Switzerland, with a population of 7… After finishing third in the Super League top flight last year, Servette was eligible for this season’s UEFA Cup, but was eliminated in the second qualifying round. Although it has a new stadium – built for Euro 2008 – Servette finds it difficult to attract local fans and financing, often playing in front of just a few thousand spectators. According to local reports, the club has not paid its players since September. The best-know player this year, former France midfielder Christian Karembeu, 34, signed a five-month contract with French first division side Bastia on Monday. Other players have also reportedly been leaving. Soccer clubs in Switzerland, with a population of 7. 3 million, have found it increasingly difficult in recent years to balance their finances as players’ wages have rocketed, and many of the top players have been tempted abroad.

Eriksson hit by friendly fire-Sport-Football-TimesOnline
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Feb 11, 2005
William Hill, the bookmaker, yesterday offered odds of 5-4 that Eriksson would leave his job during the World Cup finals, with a spokesman declaring: “England’s lethargic performance against Holland has once again sparked the debate about Sven’s future. ” Jeers cascaded from the stands at the end of a 0-0 draw, but just as damning was the muted atmosphere that came before. Eriksson is not under threat, but he is under pressure. A record of two defeats in competitive fixtures is a powerful argument in Eriksson’s favour and it would require a monumental collapse for England not to qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals. Yet other themes are equally consistent, from hazy tactics and suspect leadership to an alarming failure to seize the initiative. In itself, the furore over barren occasions such as Wednesday is misplaced. Real power is hoarded by clubs, friendlies have long since been devalued and Eriksson, the arch-pragmatist — witness his lack of outrage at the Ashley Cole “tapping-up” saga or David Beckham’s deliberate yellow card in the match against Wales in October — has embraced a trend, albeit meekly.

Key duo withdraw from Wales squad
go.com – Feb 8, 2005
He also refuted the suggestion he had given the captaincy to the 31-year-oldjust to ensure he plays on for Wales. Toshack said: ‘I think they are cuter than that in Manchester, they wouldn’tfall for that one. ‘I have spoken to Sir Alex (Ferguson) about Ryan and he knows we want the ladfor Euro 2008. ‘And we are pretty much in agreement that at this particular stage of hiscareer, we would like to do everything to help and see that he’s able to beinvolved for as many of the important games when they come around. ‘Toshack’s views on Giggs’ international career imply a frustration that it hasfallen short of his high standards at Manchester United. He said: ‘You look at the amount of games he’s played for Manchester United,a top club, and he’s the most successful ever Welsh footballer in terms ofmedals. ‘His performances for his club of late have been some of his best ever, buthe maybe has not always been as effective for Wales as he is for United, butthat sometimes happens with truly great players… ‘Toshack’s views on Giggs’ international career imply a frustration that it hasfallen short of his high standards at Manchester United. He said: ‘You look at the amount of games he’s played for Manchester United,a top club, and he’s the most successful ever Welsh footballer in terms ofmedals. ‘His performances for his club of late have been some of his best ever, buthe maybe has not always been as effective for Wales as he is for United, butthat sometimes happens with truly great players. ‘Your views on this story?.

Sheffield United 0 Ipswich 2: Ipswich hold their nerve-Sport-Football…
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Feb 6, 2005
“It fell to our keeper to make two terrific saves to keep us in the game. It’s not very often that I get the chance to say I’m pleased about keeping a clean sheet, but our back four was magnificent today. ” Indeed, Kelvin Davis’s superb flying save from Michael Tonge’s free kick within 10 minutes of the restart was probably the game’s turning point. Sheffield United enjoyed more possession but were unable to convert that pressure into penetration. “It was an angry half-time,” Royle said. “I told them we’d hardly played at all and our lead was due purely to an excellent goal.

uefa.com
uefa.comUEFA.com – Feb 15, 2005
Football played with a smile on its face. Goals galoreThen the goals flowed. Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o opened the scoring thanks to a lovely lay-off from Kaká, not an unpopular way for the first goal to be scored. After clever combination play from Deco and Kaká, Ronaldinho made it two with another outrageously theatrical glance in one direction and a flick into the goal. Quick strikesZidane’s lovely floated pass to Alessandro Del Piero allowed the Juventus FC forward to pull one back, but Eto’o restored a two-goal cushion before half-time. Quick strikes from replacements Gianfranco Zola and David Suazo made it 3-3 early in the second half, with the crowd catching the mood on the pitch and engaging in a long Mexican wave. Wider significanceHenri Camara, set up by Ronaldinho, made it 4-3 before the Brazilian star of the night left the pitch to warm applause having played exactly one hour.

uefa.com
uefa.comUEFA.com – Feb 16, 2005
Two European Cup finalsThey went on to claim the title by two points that season and would win another two championships as well as two Portuguese Cups and one Super Cup up to 1992 when his tenure ended. Benfica also made their mark in Europe in that time. Having not played in a European Champion Clubs’ Cup final since 1968, Benfica reached the finals in 1988 and 1990, losing on both occasions, first to PSV Eindhoven and then to AC Milan. Born in LisbonA son of Lisbon, Santos was born on 14 December 1914 and claimed to have watched his first Benfica match at the age of 14, at the club’s old stadium in the city’s Amoreiras district. Benfica won the game 8-0 and he was hooked. ‘Moment of pain’Luis Filipe Vieira, the present incumbent, said: “It’s a moment of pain for the Benfica family. I have to remember the importance that João Santos had in our club’s history.

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