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February 28, 2005

SOCCER: O’Leary hopes Hitzlsperger stays

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The News Review:

* ‘Smart’ ball to help football ref
* Goal line technology coming | FOOTBALL | SPORT | tvnz.co.nz
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Kheri names first Kenya squad
* SOCCER: O’Leary hopes Hitzlsperger stays
* Casio Signs Product License Agreement With FIFA for the 2006 FIFA…
* Referee Hoyzer freed from custody
* The two sides of Jack Warner
* Liberia retain Sayon
* BOPA Daily News Archive
* ESPNsoccernet – US – Salt Lake to host World Cup qualifier
* Referees take first steps to Germany
* Profits up 30% at WPP
* Ja open Davis Cup campaign next Friday
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Six Nations | Williams relieved after first…
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Six Nations | Laporte blames lack of…
* Soccer News of Saturday, 26 February 2005
* BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Koeman resigns as manager of Ajax

‘Smart’ ball to help football ref
BBC News – Feb 26, 2005
The ball contains a microchip which can detect if is has crossed the goal line. If the trial is successful, it could be used at the 2006 World Cup, which is being held in Germany. Manufacturers adidas met international footballing chiefs to demonstrate the new ball in the Vale of Glamorgan on Saturday. The “smartball” is designed to prevent refereeing mistakes from happening… The ball contains a microchip which can detect if is has crossed the goal line. If the trial is successful, it could be used at the 2006 World Cup, which is being held in Germany. Manufacturers adidas met international footballing chiefs to demonstrate the new ball in the Vale of Glamorgan on Saturday. The “smartball” is designed to prevent refereeing mistakes from happening. "If and when the experiments are successful it could be used in the World Cup 2006"

Brian Barwick, IFAB

In January, a referee failed to spot that Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll had dropped a ball over his line, which cost Tottenham Hotspur victory. Members of the International Football Association Board, which included representatives from the Welsh, English, Scottish and Northern Irish football association bodies, were presented with a technological solution to the problem.

Goal line technology coming | FOOTBALL | SPORT | tvnz.co.nz
TVNZ – Feb 27, 2005
The recent Spurs goal at Manchester United whenthe ball clearly crossed the line and was not given, is not thepoint of the system because it should have been obvious and thegoal should have been given. “But the Geoff Hurst goal in the 1966 World Cup final is thepoint of the technology because you can look at that goal 100 timesand never be sure if the ball crossed the line. Brian Barwick, the new chief executive of the English FA, saidif the experiment was successful, goal line technology could beused in the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. “Forty years after Geoff Hurst legitimately scoring his secondand England’s third goal in the 1966 World Cup final, we will havea system that would have been able to prove that conclusively. The Board also clarified the offside law by further defining themeaning of “actively being involved in play” and decided to imposestricter sanctions on dangerous tackles. Until now only dangerous tackles from behind were red-carded,but from July, dangerous tackles from any position will earn theoffender a sending off. In other decisions, the Board ruled that a maximum of sixsubstitutes may be used but in other friendlies more may be used ifthe teams have agreed beforehand with the referee; players have tostand at least two metres away from the thrower at a throw-in; andthe referee’s authority begins the moment he steps on to the field,until he leaves it at the end of the game, meaning once the matchis over he cannot change a decision.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Kheri names first Kenya squad
BBC News – Feb 26, 2005
The 30-man squad starts training on 1 March as they prepare for their 2006 World Cup qualifier against Botswana in Nairobi on 26 March. The squad includes four new names including former under-20 striker George Odari and midfielder Zakayo Kisekeli. The other two to be given a chance by Kheri are Ulinzi Stars defender Evans Orodi and Tusker FC striker Jeff Oyando. There are recalls for former Harambee Stars captain Robert Mambo, Patrick
Osiako and the US-based Maurice Sunguti. But goalkeeper Mathare United goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng, who bore the brunt of Kenya’s 5-1 defeat in their recent World Cup qualifier in Morocco, has been dropped.

SOCCER: O’Leary hopes Hitzlsperger stays
U.TV – UTV – Feb 25, 2005
“If he signs such a deal as we`ve offered, you are not having him in shackles for the next five years. “You are giving him two more years of development and then he is 25 and he is at his peak probably and the next contract then is the big one to sign. “Hitzlsperger has expressed a desire for regular first team football and is pushing for a recall in tomorrow`s home game with Everton after his spectacular winner against Portsmouth. O`Leary knows his dream is to be part of the World Cup in 2006 but does not believe Hitzlsperger has to play every week to stake his claim. He said: “I`m Irish and if the World Cup was held in Ireland, you`d want to be part of it. “I know Thomas feels the same way about the tournament in Germany. “But what he has done here has got him into the German team… “You are giving him two more years of development and then he is 25 and he is at his peak probably and the next contract then is the big one to sign. “Hitzlsperger has expressed a desire for regular first team football and is pushing for a recall in tomorrow`s home game with Everton after his spectacular winner against Portsmouth. O`Leary knows his dream is to be part of the World Cup in 2006 but does not believe Hitzlsperger has to play every week to stake his claim. He said: “I`m Irish and if the World Cup was held in Ireland, you`d want to be part of it. “I know Thomas feels the same way about the tournament in Germany. “But what he has done here has got him into the German team. “I`ve heard Thomas say about needing regular football but he hasn`t been playing regular for us and has got in the squad.

Casio Signs Product License Agreement With FIFA for the 2006 FIFA…
PR Newswire UK – PR Newswire UK (press release) – Feb 25, 2005
has concluded a Product License Agreement withthe world football governing body FIFA concerning the 2006 FIFA World CupGermany(TM), which will start on June 9, 2006. This Agreement grants Casio an exclusive worldwide license to sellwatches and clocks bearing the Official Marks of the 2006 FIFA World CupGermany(TM) and FIFA Brand. Casio plans to release watches with the OfficialEmblem of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany(TM), FIFA Brand Licensee Emblem andimages of FIFA World Cup Trophy, expanding the product line-up as the eventapproaches. The FIFA World Cup(TM) is one of the world’s biggest sporting events. Teams from 197 countries and regions around the world will participate inpreliminary matches, with 32 national teams qualifying for the 2006 FIFAWorld Cup Germany(TM)… This Agreement grants Casio an exclusive worldwide license to sellwatches and clocks bearing the Official Marks of the 2006 FIFA World CupGermany(TM) and FIFA Brand. Casio plans to release watches with the OfficialEmblem of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany(TM), FIFA Brand Licensee Emblem andimages of FIFA World Cup Trophy, expanding the product line-up as the eventapproaches. The FIFA World Cup(TM) is one of the world’s biggest sporting events. Teams from 197 countries and regions around the world will participate inpreliminary matches, with 32 national teams qualifying for the 2006 FIFAWorld Cup Germany(TM). This major month-long event is expected to attract acumulative audience of approximately 30 billion TV viewers from around theworld. Casio concluded similar product license contracts for the 1994 FIFA WorldCup USA(TM) and the 1998 FIFA World Cup France(TM), during which the companysold official licensed watches and clocks. Casio is once again pleased tohave this golden opportunity to build Casio brand and products awareness bymarketing official licensed watches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany(TM)around the globe.

Referee Hoyzer freed from custody
CNN International – Feb 25, 2005
They also include three brothers, who are being held on suspicion of committing fraud as part of an organised gang. German media have said the three Croatians were linked to a cafe in Berlin popular with figures in German football. Separately, the German Football Association (DFB) accuses Hoyzer of fixing or seeking to fix the results of a German Cup match and three second division games and of having tried to persuade a referee’s assistant to fix another match. The DFB’s committee of control recommended on Monday that Hoyzer be fined 50,000 euros ($66,290) and banned from refereeing for life, the most serious punishment available. He was handed a provisional suspension by the DFB on February 10. The DFB’s sporting tribunal will rule on the issue, although no date has been set for its hearing. The DFB is desperate to clear the matter ahead of the 2006 World Cup, which Germany is hosting… He was handed a provisional suspension by the DFB on February 10. The DFB’s sporting tribunal will rule on the issue, although no date has been set for its hearing. The DFB is desperate to clear the matter ahead of the 2006 World Cup, which Germany is hosting. The association has faced appeals brought by clubs against the results of 16 matches from August to December last year. Nine are outstanding after six clubs withdrew their complaints and one second division match was ordered to be replayed.

The two sides of Jack Warner
Jamaica Observer – Feb 26, 2005
During the congress, which was attended by 28 of the 30 countries, the issue of TV rights was raised by the president, who stated that forms had been sent to the various countries to be signed and returned, but not all countries had complied with the request. He declared in no uncertain manner that there was “nothing to hide”, and that the current structure of the TV rights deal was best for the Caribbean countries as a group. He said that the proposal for the 2010 World Cup was that the rights be sold to Traffic Sports for US$2 million, up from US$900,000 for the 2006 World Cup. The FIFA vice-president recommended that the marketing departments of CONCACAF and the CFU meet and work out the best possible deal for the region, before he opened the floor to any dissenting voice. No one voiced any objection. After the congress, my colleague and I managed to pin down the regional boss for an interview, relating to all matters concerning Jamaica and its football. It was at this time that Warner reported that there were some problems, created by the long delay in having the Goal project started.

Liberia retain Sayon
BBC News – Feb 25, 2005
Sayon, known locally as ‘Kofi Bruce’, was appointed as caretaker coach in November after the resignation of Kadala Kromah. However, that appointment was originally rejected by the Sports Ministry, who said that it could not afford to pay for a coach. Instead the ministry wanted to use two coaches who work at the ministry as civil servants. The LFA have now agreed to pay Sayon’s wages for the remaining 2006 World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers… However, that appointment was originally rejected by the Sports Ministry, who said that it could not afford to pay for a coach. Instead the ministry wanted to use two coaches who work at the ministry as civil servants. The LFA have now agreed to pay Sayon’s wages for the remaining 2006 World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers. LFA Secretary General Yanqueh Borsay said: “We were reluctant to accept the Ministry’s proposal so we offered to keep Sayon and pay his salary. Fortunately, they agreed. ”

Borsay admitted that it was an unusual arrangement but they have acted to avoid further confrontation with the Ministry. “Time is not on our side and we needed a coach to begin preparing the team for next month’s qualifier against Senegal in Dakar,” he told BBC Sport.

BOPA Daily News Archive
Republic of Botswana – Feb 25, 2005
Daily News does not publish on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Please email your comments to. bwFrom 6 July 2006, a graphic version of current edition is availableat the… Zebras are preparing for next month's joint African Cup of Nations and World
Cup qualifier against the Harambee Stars of Kenya on March 26. The national soccer team could not play Zambia last week due to some
negotiation delays between the Football Association of Zambian (FAZ) and the
Botswana Football Association (BFA) officials. The team ended up playing
South African Premier League side Orlando Pirates and lost 0-3 last
Saturday. Initially, Zebras coach Jelusic Veselin wanted to play at least two
international friendly games and it appears his team will only play one game
before they confront Kenya in the African Cup of Nations and World Cup
qualifying game. Only local based players will be used at the weekend
An international friendly game between Zebras and Zambia has forced a change
in the St Louis Premier League fixtures.

ESPNsoccernet – US – Salt Lake to host World Cup qualifier
go.com – Feb 25, 2005
” The game would be part of a June 4 doubleheader, with the U. men’s national team playing Costa Rica in a qualifying match forthe 2006 World Cup, followed by Real playing F. Dallas in aregular season MLS match. Two of Real’s players are also on the U… Any timewe’re playing games of this importance, we’re looking for the bestpossible home field advantage,” Moorhouse said. That field would have to be changed a bit the lure the World Cupgame. The stadium, which is mostly used for University of Utahfootball, has artificial turf. A temporary grass field would haveto be laid down. It’s just one of the many agreements that have to be reached,but it’s worth it for a game that would draw more attention toReal’s first season and to the Utah soccer community, Fitz-Geraldsaid. For Real and Utah, the timing couldn’t be better. Major LeagueSoccer is celebrating its 10th anniversary and the Utah SoccerAssociation is celebrating its centennial.

Referees take first steps to Germany
uefa.com – UEFA.com – Feb 25, 2005
‘Constant supervision’In view of the performances of the 46 candidate referees – including 18 European hopefuls – chairman Angel María Villar Llona commended the workshop’s success. “We have taken the first step along the road to a World Cup in which the match officials will be expected to deliver performances of a consistently high quality,” said the Spanish FIFA and UEFA vice-president. “The candidate referees will now be under constant supervision and will be observed during domestic and international matches until the next workshop in February 2006, when the final list of match officials for the tournament will be drawn up. ”
Four tournamentsFIFA said that in order to gauge the performances of the 46 referees, the world body’s Referees’ Committee will also assign the officials to take charge of matches in one of the four FIFA tournaments in 2005: the FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands, the FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany, the FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Peru and the FIFA Club World Championship in Japan.

Profits up 30% at WPP
Guardian Unlimited – Feb 25, 2005
“Even western Europe looks set to continue the improvement seen in the second half of 2004, the United Kingdom especially so, given the imminent general election. “WPP said it had benefited last year from the so-called “quadrennial effect” of the Athens Olympics, the European football championships and the US presidential election. It is looking forward to a similar effect in 2008, with a “mini-quadrennial” fillip in 2006 thanks to mid-term elections in the US, the football World Cup in Germany and the Turin winter Olympics. WPP said it had been able to take business from rivals last year, winning ?3. 8bn of new billings. Staff levels have remained roughly the same across the group, with nearly 58,000 employees across the globe. “Emerging from some thirty-six months of unrelenting economic battering, our people seized the new opportunities and made the most of them,” the group told shareholders.

Ja open Davis Cup campaign next Friday
Jamaica Observer – Feb 26, 2005
The Davis Cup has been likened to football’s World Cup and is a team knock-out tournament played over the course of a year. The cup was named after American Dwight Davis as a challenge match between the USA and Great Britain, the first match being played in 1900. Each team can gain promotion or relegation from their respective groups; the aim being to make it to the World Group. Only teams in this group can actually win the Davis Cup… There are two singles matches on the first day, a doubles match on the second and two more singles matches on the third day. Jamaica currently plays in American Zone Group 2 after gaining promotion from Group 3 in 2003 when they topped the Group. The winning team over three rounds will be promoted to Group 1 in 2006. The teams that lose their first-round ties will play off against each other and two teams will be relegated to Group 3 in 2006. Jamaica has never been beyond Group 2 since 1988 when they first began playing Davis Cup. Promotion to Group 1 is going to prove a tall order with the likes of Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay in their group, as well as a tough first-round assignment against last year’s Group 2 runners-up, Dominican Republic. On paper, this tie is certainly “winnable” with two of the Dominican Republic’s Victor Estrella and Johnson Garcia’s current world rankings being 1470 and 1352, respectively.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Six Nations | Williams relieved after first…
BBC News – Feb 26, 2005
“I think it was important victory. Physically, I think they are one of the strongest in the tournament,” he said. “Everybody started with a clean slate when Matt took over after the World Cup. Many players in this team had not won a Six Nations game. The pressure is now off. ”

Man-of-the-match Sean Lamont, who was denied a late try by a forward pass decision, said: “This was a must win game and thankfully we’ve come up with the goods. I think everyone will be pleased now.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Six Nations | Laporte blames lack of…
BBC News – Feb 26, 2005
And Laporte said: “We should have killed them off in the first half. We didn’t and we paid for it. “I still think we can take positives out of the match as we’re building a team for the 2007 World Cup.

Soccer News of Saturday, 26 February 2005
ghanaweb.com – Feb 26, 2005
A proposed friendly match with Togo has been called off following a disagreement over the venue for the tie. Ghana had hoped to use the game as a ceremonial match for her 48th Independence anniversary. But Togo had also insisted on playing at home. GFA Vice Chairman, Kwesi Nyantakyi, told Joy Sports that the Black Stars could be playing Nigeria instead… A proposed friendly match with Togo has been called off following a disagreement over the venue for the tie. Ghana had hoped to use the game as a ceremonial match for her 48th Independence anniversary. But Togo had also insisted on playing at home. GFA Vice Chairman, Kwesi Nyantakyi, told Joy Sports that the Black Stars could be playing Nigeria instead.

BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Koeman resigns as manager of Ajax
BBC News – Feb 25, 2005
Two second-half goals from Auxerre led to a 3-1 defeat for Ajax on Thursday – and the former Holland defender decided to quit following a meeting on Friday. “Last night’s result was decisive,” said Koeman, whose contract was due to expire in July 2006. “I don’t have the strength or the energy to bounce back and make this team work more effectively.

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