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March 9, 2005

Sven wants prize before departure

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The News Review:

* World Cup ticket sale row erupts
* … 2006 FIFA World Cup global adveritising campaign finds…
* WORLD CUP 2006: Zidane and Makelele back for Les Bleus
* Sven wants prize before departure
* Latapy rejects international call-up from T&T
* Comment: Grim future for cup minnows
* Rob Hughes: When history means nothing
* Wembley crisis threatens to be a runaway train
* Committed to PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO KNOW
* Adidas to Buy Reebok, Challenge Nike
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Schafer moves to UAE
* TSN : SOCCER – Canada’s Sports Leader
* Business Day – News Worth Knowing
* PSV players on international duty in August
* Fox Soccer’s in the European Zone
* The gossip column
* Svensson gives something back to Swedish game . . . and more

World Cup ticket sale row erupts
BBC News – Mar 8, 2005
Which? claims a deal between Fifa, the German Football League and Mastercard breaches European competition law. Fifa says its ticketing policy is fair but Which? wants the European Commission to investigate before fans pay for their tickets on 31 March. Fans must pay with a Mastercard credit card, via a German bank account or via bank transfer, costing up to ?35. Payment rejected?

Fans who do not use these methods of payment will not have their applications for tickets processed.

… 2006 FIFA World Cup global adveritising campaign finds…
di-ve.com – Mar 7, 2005
The multi-million dollar advertising campaign which comprises TV, cinema, print, outdoor and online, taps into fans’ passion for football as well as reinforcing the nature of Emirates as a global airline through clever and original visuals. Mike Simon, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, had this to say of the campaign’s success: “Emirates believes that sport transcends cultural and language barriers, and is an important means of fostering interaction between the different peoples of the world. Football, with its widespread popularity worldwide, is the perfect vehicle for this purpose – and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the world’s largest sporting event, is the perfect environment. ”

The campaign perfectly combines the excitement and emotional aspects of travelling and having new experiences, with the joy and excitement of the world’s most popular sport. The message of ‘Keep discovering’ could not be clearer or more appropriate for Emirates – the first-ever airline partner for 2006 FIFA World Cup. Emirates currently operates three direct flights each week from Dubai to Malta: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays on A330-200. This flight gives a convenient connection to outgoing and incoming passengers from Australia and the Far East.

WORLD CUP 2006: Zidane and Makelele back for Les Bleus
noticias.info – Mar 8, 2005
The pair will join up with the national side for the friendly with C?te d’Ivoire in Montpellier on 17 August, which is a warm-up for the Group 4 visit to the Republic of Ireland on 7 September. Zidane, a FIFA World Cup winner in 1998 and European champion in 2000, announced his retirement from international football in August 2004, a few weeks after France’s quarter-final defeat by Greece at UEFA EURO 2004. Makelele, a year Zidane’s junior at 32, has also not featured for his country since then. However, it is the return of Zidane which will capture the headlines in France and elsewhere. The Real Madrid star has 93 French caps and 26 international goals to his name, including two memorable headers against Brazil in the final of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Explaining his decision, Zidane said: “Raymond Domenech came to see me a few times in Madrid.

Sven wants prize before departure
CNN International – Mar 7, 2005
With England top of their European Group Six qualifying pool for next year’s World Cup, Eriksson should lead the team into the 2006 finals in Germany. Although his contract runs until 2008, the Swede has been widely tipped to return to club football after the World Cup. But he told Monday’s London Evening Standard that he had almost always left a job having won something. "I only left one job without winning a title. That was Fiorentina.

Latapy rejects international call-up from T&T
Jamaica Observer – Mar 7, 2005
Scotland-based Latapy, 36, expressed regret at having to turn down an invitation from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) to rejoin the Trinidad and Tobago national team for the remaining 2006 World Cup qualifying matches, the Soca Warrios web site reported on Saturday. Latapy, a former FC Porto and Hibernian standout, and Jack Warner, Special Advisor to the TTFF, discussed his possible return on Friday morning. Latapy stated that at age 36 he did not think it would be suitable for him to return to international duty for T&T as a player, but added that the coaching job is a more logical pursuit for him. “I believe that I would best serve my country as a coach. This is not an attack on the current head coach (Mr St Clair) or his staff, but the reality is that my eventual retirement from playing is definitely approaching,” stated Latapy, who also played club football in Jamaica for Port Morant United during the early 1990s.

Comment: Grim future for cup minnows
manchesteronline.co.uk – Mar 7, 2005
That’s the true magic of the FA Cup for the little clubs. Oh, we know why the FA have moved the goalposts. It’s because Sven Goran Eriksson has demanded a shortened season so that he can have four weeks with his England players ahead of the 2006 World Cup finals. The FA insist that it’s a “one off” because of the world cup finals in Germany. But whatever they say to the contrary, the Football Association HAVE created a precedent. Whoever replaces Eriksson as England’s manager will expect the same concessions the FA have granted the Swede next season. And there is only a two-year gap between the European Championship finals and the World Cup finals.

Rob Hughes: When history means nothing
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Mar 6, 2005
Slowly, slowly, that old cup magic had begun to revive after being unpardonably diluted when Manchester United were allowed to discard the trophy like an unwanted trinket in 2000. The excuse then was that Fifa was launching a World Club Championship, and the FA colluded with United to drop our cup in the misguided belief that such sacrifice would impress Fifa’s executive into giving England the right to stage the 2006 World Cup. Now the keepers of the FA Cup are mutating the competition to fall in line with international trends and avoid possible fixture congestion. Fifa has added two tournaments — a renewed world club event and the confounded Confederations Cup — to its calendar and its exchequer. Simultaneously, it has identified player fatigue as the prime cause of tired performances at the World Cup. It is not without significance that Michel Platini leads the former players who advise Fifa — and Platini is first among Frenchmen to note that the decline of his countrymen from world champions in 1998 to first-round losers in 2002 had much to do with players arriving in Seoul worn out by club fixtures.

Wembley crisis threatens to be a runaway train
Telegraph.co.uk – Mar 6, 2005
Note to travel agent: please book hotel room in Cardiff for 2006 FA Cup. Down Under they build great teams and stadiums with a curse. The Telstra arena in Sydney – home to the 2000 Olympic Games and another Multiplex enterprise – has been dragging an anvil of corporate debt ever since the city’s Holmbush district was converted from a wasteland into a vast Olympic Park. Now Multiplex say they will lose at least £45 million rebuilding Wembley and will not be handing over the keys until March: two months before the FA Cup is due to trundle home along the M4. If the outlook is this bad 10 months in advance, you can bet your gold debenture package that it will be worse by the turn of the year… “Wembley closed five years ago. This week the Germans boasted about how fast the Allianz Arena went from dream to reality: in about 2½ years, since the first foundation stone was laid, on Oct 21, 2002. Eleven days from now another new World Cup arena will be opened in Frankfurt at the start of the Confederations Cup. Munich’s Allianz Arena is an architectural chameleon which changes from red to white to blue to accommodate its three tenants: Bayern Munich, Germany and Munich 1860. It’s a design marvel, conceived by the Swiss architects who created Britain’s Tate Modern and are now working on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. Meanwhile, the anomaly of Britain spending £800 million on an amphitheatre that isn’t the centrepiece of the 2012 bid has never quite gone away, however much ground the London campaign has made under Lord Coe. Some shrewd analysts think this Labour government have spotted a win-win game in the 2012 race, which ends in Singapore on July 6.

Committed to PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO KNOW
Daily Star – The Daily Star – Mar 7, 2005
“One country where football is synonymous with national identity is Brazil. The Bafta-winner Walter Salles is developing the script of Linha de Passe, about four brothers, one of whom becomes a footballer. Another factor in the spate of football films is the proximity of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. It was announced this month that the Berlin film festival and the German FA will produce a portmanteau film about football including vignettes directed by Kenneth Branagh, Emir Kusturica, Jean-Jacques Beneix and Werner Herzog, to be shown as part of the World Cup celebrations next year. Lastly, Michael Apted, the British director of Gorillas in the Mist, has recently signed up to direct a documentary about globalisation and football, which will follow stories in eight different countries.

Adidas to Buy Reebok, Challenge Nike
Deutsche Welle – Mar 8, 2005
We will gain an unprecedented presence on the market,” said Adidas executive board director, Herbert Hainer. Reebok has a particularly strong presence on the US market with NFL (National Football Association) and NBA (National Basketball Association), whereas Adidas’ traditional strongholds are the world soccer body FIFA, Olympic games and European soccer Champions League. Reebok chairman Paul Fireman, who holds 17 percent of the sports-shoe maker along with his wife Phyllis, has already signalled he would sell his shares. “Adidas is the perfect partner for Reebok. The transaction provides our shareholders with good value for their shares and our employees with an opportunity for an even more exciting future,” Fireman said. Catching up with Nike… The German maker of sportswear and equipment Adidas-Salomon announced Wednesday it was launching a 3. 1-billion-euro ($3. 8-billion) bid to buy US rival Reebok. The boards of the two companies decided that Adidas would purchase the outstanding Reebok shares for $59 (48 euros) a piece, a premium of 34.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Schafer moves to UAE
BBC News – Mar 7, 2005
“But we quickly agreed terms and the club management wanted me to stay here. ”

Schafer has been out of work since last November. He was sacked by Cameroon’s sports authorities after the Indomitable Lions’ 3-0 defeat to Germany, the 2006 World Cup host.

TSN : SOCCER – Canada’s Sports Leader
TSN.ca – Mar 8, 2005
“If someone is not refereeing in professional football as an amateur but as a professional himself, he will think three times (before cheating) because of the possibility of losing his profession,” Blatter said after a FIFA executive committee meeting. FIFA’s 24-member executive committee spent a large part of its regular two-day meeting discussing the German crisis, officials said. Referee Robert Hoyzer, at the centre of the scandal, has admitted to fixing or attempting to fix seven league games. “Human beings are human beings and will remain human beings,” Blatter said. “They will always be subject to temptation, and we have to try to reduce that temptation… “There’s so much money in professional football that there should be the money,” he said. “A referee who is no longer in a hobby but who is officiating professionally will have another mind-set. ”

With Germany hosting the 2006 World Cup finals, there have been fears that the scandal will damage the reputation of FIFA’s top-level tournament – even though it only involved German league games. “The German case has not had a negative influence on sales of tickets for the World Cup,” Blatter said. “Football is 150 years old, FIFA is 100 years old, and we will be able to digest this blow. ”

The executive committee has decided to set up a group of leading players and coaches to raise the profile of its fight against racism, led by France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry. It also picked South Korea to host the 2007 world under-17 Championship.

Business Day – News Worth Knowing
Business Day – Mar 8, 2005
Baxter issued the sobering statement amid public enthusiasm about the third-string Bafana squad’s 2-0 win over the Seychelles on Saturday, and their impressive 1-0 victory against the hosts Mauritius on Sunday in the preliminary rounds of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup. “This team has done very well but people have to understand that this was essentially a development side with an eye to the future,” Baxter explained. “These games were part of our long-term strategy for the squad. “This was a great experience for these kids. ”
Baxter said he was not even certain if any members of the squad that defied the odds away from home would be able to play in the much more important combined 2006 Soccer World Cup-African Nations Cup qualifiers later this month… ”
Baxter said he was not even certain if any members of the squad that defied the odds away from home would be able to play in the much more important combined 2006 Soccer World Cup-African Nations Cup qualifiers later this month. Bafana currently head the Group Two standings but only one point separates the national team from Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The taxing qualifying programme resumes later this month with just five games standing between Bafana and a place in both the 2006 World Cup to be held in Germany and the African Nations Cup in Egypt. Baxter’s charges host Uganda on March 26 but he seems reluctant to risk introducing new faces against the group’s basement side. “I do not know how many of the players (in the Cosafa Cup squad) will be involved in the world cup qualifiers. “But sometimes you are lucky and you get somebody who is able to make the jump straight to the senior squad. ”
France-based Katlego Mphela may just fit the bill as the teenager was undoubtedly the star of the Cosafa Cup.

PSV players on international duty in August
noticias.info – Mar 8, 2005
Finland are in the same group as the Netherlands. The Dutch national team will play a friendly against Germany on 17 August. South Korea – Saudi ArabiaYoung-Pyo Lee has been invited by the Korean football association to take part in the final World Cup 2006 first qualifying group game against Saudi Arabia, scheduled for 17 August in Seoul. Both teams have already qualified for the final group games; only honour is at stake. USA – Trinidad & TobagoDaMarcus Beasley has been included in the provisional squad of the national team of the United States that play a World Cup qualifying game against Trinidad & Tobago in Hartford on 17 Augustus in Hartford. The gap with group leaders Mexico and Team USA is currently one point. datos de la noticia

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Fox Soccer’s in the European Zone
Multichannel News – Multichannel News (subscription) – Mar 8, 2005
The schedule — beginning with a live doubleheader March 26 featuring Romania vs. Holland, followed by Bulgaria vs. Sweden — will carry into October. France, currently ranked second in the world by Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport's international governing body, and Spain, ranked fifth, are among the other national teams that will be featured during the network's coverage of European zone qualifying.

The gossip column
BBC News – Mar 8, 2005
(The Times)Everton’s on-loan Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta could play in the Merseyside Derby on 20 March despite initial fears the injury he picked up against Blackburn had ended his season. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham could be tempted to take up tenancy at the new Wembley Stadium if the ?757 million project comes up short on its ambitious business plan. (Daily Mail)Jamie Redknapp believes his Southampton team-mate Peter Crouch is the man to lead England to the 2006 World Cup. (The Sun)Defender Tony Vidmar will be the next victim of Cardiff City’s cost-cutting, and has already been given permission to speak with Sunderland. (Daily Mirror)Jonathan Greening has pledged his future to West Brom even if they are relegated from the Premiership this season. (The Sun)Blackburn striker Paul Dickov has been given the green light to face former club Leicester in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final despite suffering a gashed thigh against Everton. (Daily Express)Aberdeen plan to bring in 10 new players for next season.

Svensson gives something back to Swedish game . . . and more
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Mar 7, 2005
The travel group is also official travel partner to Arsenal, London Wasps rugby club and the England and Wales Cricket Board. It has developed a sports division as a result of the Manchester City deal. FIFA’S EXECUTIVE committee will discuss over the next two days the problem of match-fixing among referees that has devastated confidence in the game ahead of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, has mooted the use of professional referees at all levels to prevent a repeat of the scandal that erupted when Robert Hoyzer admitted accepting at least £30,000 from a Croatian betting ring to fix several matches. The English and French leagues employ referees on proper salaries but their equivalents in Germany, Italy and Spain do not sign contracts with their match officials. Blatter believes a salary of about £70,000 a year for all referees would help to stamp out corruption. Hoyzer, 25, has been charged by German police with eight counts of fraud… Hoyzer, 25, has been charged by German police with eight counts of fraud. Five other referees have been suspended. The bribery scandal has overshadowed preparations for the World Cup. Fifa will also receive an update on ticket sales. LEICESTER CITY will next season become the first club in English football to wear the JJB logo on their shirts besides Wigan Athletic, who are owned by Dave Whelan, the sports retailer. JJB is to replace Le Coq Sportif as Leicester’s official sponsor. Based on the league table, there is unlikely to be a scenario where two teams with the same shirt sponsor play each other.

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