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* WORLD CUP 2006: Hero Jennings’ fears for Northern Ireland
* Eriksson gets own way over break
* World Cup 2006 | 25.03.2005 US Training to Aid German World Cup Bid
* Consumer body calls for monopoly investigation
* Coach Sanchez agrees new contract
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Group Four preview
* Ferdinand ready to deliver | FOOTBALL | SPORT | tvnz.co.nz
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | McCarthy in doubt for SA
* Football Diary: Out for the count
* Six-month ban for spitting would hasten Barthez exit
* Platini fires first shots in race for presidency
* Davies the diplomat entitled to leave with head held high
* Barthez announces retirement date
* The Peninsula On-line: Qatar’s leading English Daily

WORLD CUP 2006: Hero Jennings’ fears for Northern Ireland
noticias.info – Mar 26, 2005
The game may have ended goalless but the point earned at Wembley that November night in 1985 – while ensuring England first place in the group – meant that the Northern Irish pipped Romania to second place and a summer trip to Mexico. Keeping goal for that Northern Ireland side was Pat Jennings, the most capped footballer in his country’s history, who made his 119th and final international appearance against Brazil in Mexico the following June, on the day of his 41st birthday. Those were heady days for Northern Irish football, something Jennings acknowledged as he looked back some two decades later. “Every so often you have a team that comes together,” Jennings, now 59, told FIFAworldcup. “Because of the size of the country, it is not going to be the same year in, year out. We had qualified back in 1958 and it took all those years before we got another team capable of reaching a finals.

Eriksson gets own way over break
BBC News – Mar 24, 2005
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said he had received a guarantee for the tournament in Germany and the FA board has stayed true to its word. It met on Thursday to discuss the matter and the FA Cup quarter-finals next season will be played on Wednesday to accommodate the promise. The FA Cup final will now be the last game of the season on 13 May. An initial plan was to abandon fifth and sixth-round replays for clubs involved in the FA Cup and Europe to help the four-week break be enforced.

World Cup 2006 | 25.03.2005 US Training to Aid German World Cup Bid
Deutsche Welle – Mar 25, 2005
“At the World Cup we may need to be able to play at a high tempo for 120 minutes every three days. ”
300,000 reasons to win
The players have 300,000 news reasons to work out. That’s how many euros ($389,000) they will receive from the German Football Federation (DFB) if they win the final in Berlin on July 9, 2006. The bonus is three times more than was offered for the 2002 World Cup. Germany’s stars will receive 50,000 euros each for reaching the quarter-finals, 100,000 euros for the semi-finals and 150,000 euros for a final appearance in a deal that DFB president Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder said is “strongly geared toward success.

Consumer body calls for monopoly investigation
Expatica – Mar 24, 2005
The VZBV said in a press release that the case is directed against the German football federation DFB as the issuing body of the tickets. Fans who apply for tickets at the official website.

Coach Sanchez agrees new contract
CNN International – Mar 25, 2005
Sanchez’s current contract was due to expire after the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign. However, on the eve of their qualifier against England at Old Trafford, the Irish Football Association has confirmed that a deal had been reached. IFA president Jim Boyce said: "The IFA are fortunate to have secured Lawrie’s services for a longer period. "He has done well with the team, seeing us move 13 places up in the FIFA world ranking. He has got us scoring goals and winning games.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Group Four preview
BBC News – Mar 24, 2005

Defensive midfielder Seyi Olofinjana knows failure will not be tolerated by Nigeria’s demanding fans. “The ball is in our court. It is up to us to make the nation proud and qualify for the World Cup. There are no two ways about it,” he recently told BBC Sport. “I don’t know what Nigerians will say if we fail to make it. We will only have ourselves to blame. ”

At the opposite end of the spectrum, Algeria’s poor form has effectively knocked them out of World Cup contention and a poor result against Rwanda could even rule them out of next year’s Cup of Nations… Zimbabwe, now coached by Charles Mhlauri, also made their Cup of Nations debut in Tunisia. But the Warriors, lying in fourth place behind Gabon, will need a win over Angola in Harare to keep alive their dreams of a consecutive appearance at Africa’s most prestigious football event. Only the first three in the group qualify for Egypt 2006, with just the group winner booking passage to Germany. Group fixtures – Nigeria v Gabon (Saturday, 1800 GMT), Zimbabwe v Angola (Sunday 1300 GMT) and Algeria v Rwanda (Sunday 1800 GMT)

The World Cup qualifying weekend will be covered live on the website.

Ferdinand ready to deliver | FOOTBALL | SPORT | tvnz.co.nz
TVNZ – Mar 25, 2005
England’squalifying bid continues on Saturday against Northern Ireland atOld Trafford, where the Group Six leaders should move a step closerto the finals. ForFerdinand, who missed their run to the Euro 2004 quarter-finals dueto an eight-month suspension, England have what it takes to liftthe game’s biggest prize in Germany. “As ateam, it’s time to fulfil our potential,” he told reporters onThursday. “We’ve gotplayers who have been to two or three tournaments and there areyoung players coming into the team who have got good experiencewith their clubs.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | McCarthy in doubt for SA
BBC News – Mar 25, 2005
McCarthy was sent off during the game and was slammed with another three-match suspension, just weeks after returning from a similar sanction. The 27-year-old scored for South Africa when they beat Uganda 1-0 in their last World Cup qualifier in Kampala last October. He was also on target in the 1-1 draw with Australia, played in Durban last month. South Africa, who host the 2010 World Cup finals, lead their 2006 World Cup qualifying group by one point.

Football Diary: Out for the count
Telegraph.co.uk – Mar 25, 2005
To wit, tomorrow morning, Gordon Brown turns up in the ‘Things I Know About Football’ slot on Sky’s Soccer AM programme. The Chancellor of the Exchequer follows such luminaries as Ray Winstone, John McCririck, Carlton Palmer and Stan Collymore in the slot, and according to a Sky insider, Raith Rovers’ most famous supporter certainly knows his stuff. Film scores an own goal according to GlanvilleAugust marks the launch of the first in a trilogy of football films which follow the career of an American youngster who realises his dream of playing in the Premiership with Newcastle, then La Liga, and subsequently at the 2006 World Cup. It has been penned by the comedic duo Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, directed by Danny Cannon and is entitled Goal! And there’s the rub. Readers of a certain age may recall an earlier film of the same name and exclamation mark that chronicled, officially, the 1966 World Cup finals. Brian Glanville, who wrote and helped edit the Sixties version of Goal!, has been left seething over the copycat name. “There are many other titles they could have chosen,” he says… To wit, tomorrow morning, Gordon Brown turns up in the ‘Things I Know About Football’ slot on Sky’s Soccer AM programme. The Chancellor of the Exchequer follows such luminaries as Ray Winstone, John McCririck, Carlton Palmer and Stan Collymore in the slot, and according to a Sky insider, Raith Rovers’ most famous supporter certainly knows his stuff. Film scores an own goal according to GlanvilleAugust marks the launch of the first in a trilogy of football films which follow the career of an American youngster who realises his dream of playing in the Premiership with Newcastle, then La Liga, and subsequently at the 2006 World Cup. It has been penned by the comedic duo Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, directed by Danny Cannon and is entitled Goal! And there’s the rub. Readers of a certain age may recall an earlier film of the same name and exclamation mark that chronicled, officially, the 1966 World Cup finals. Brian Glanville, who wrote and helped edit the Sixties version of Goal!, has been left seething over the copycat name. “There are many other titles they could have chosen,” he says.

Six-month ban for spitting would hasten Barthez exit
Telegraph.co.uk – Mar 26, 2005
The French football federation have called Barthez, who rejoined Marseille from Manchester United, to a disciplinary commission meeting on April 7. He will be asked to explain his actions during last month’s ill-tempered friendly against Moroccan side WAC Casablanca after a mass brawl broke out following a late tackle on Marseille defender Frederic Dehu. Barthez, who had already been substituted, was wearing a tracksuit and a hat when he jumped off the bench, ran on to the pitch and shouted abuse at referee Abdellah El Achiri before clearly spitting in the official’s face.

Platini fires first shots in race for presidency
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Mar 24, 2005
“It would be a shame if Beckenbauer went to war with me now I’ve announced my candidacy,” Platini told Bild, the German newspaper. “He could have stood for the Uefa presidency ten years ago. Why now? Besides, until 2006 he’ll be busy with his World Cup anyway. ” The possibility of a heavyweight clash between the two is intriguing. For the first time in decades, European football would be led by someone who played the game at the highest level in the not-so-distant past. The common points between the pair end there, however. Each man has an enduring image that epitomises him.

Davies the diplomat entitled to leave with head held high
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Mar 25, 2005
Used on article pages to rotate the images of a story. The sight of Davies on the steps of Lancaster Gate, and more recently Soho Square, was normally a sign that the England team, or the FA leadership, were in chaos. Some of those turbulent times, he would admit, were partly of his making, but his longevity is a testimony to Davies’s qualities. Popular among the staff and passionate about the game, he has prided himself on managing to stay out of the incessant political fights, particularly between the clubs and the FA, which have led to so much blood on the carpet. When he made mistakes, he generally did so with the right intentions.

Barthez announces retirement date
BBC News – Mar 24, 2005
“I am 33 years old. There are not many seasons left for me,” he said. “I’ll call a halt from all football in 2006. ”

Barthez, who is preparing for the World Cup qualifiers, has won 73 caps and the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 since making his international debut in 1994. He has played his club football at Toulouse, Olympique Marseille, Monaco and Manchester United and is presently in his second spell with Marseille.

The Peninsula On-line: Qatar’s leading English Daily
Peninsula On-line – Mar 26, 2005
Though the Group Six leaders will be expected to sparkle at in their World Cup qualifier at Old Trafford after last month?s dour 0-0 friendly draw with the Netherlands, Eriksson?s main concern is not to drop points. ?Of course, we?ll try to play good football,? he told a news conference on Friday. ?But if you ask me what?s more important, winning or playing football ?a la champagne? I would say three points in a qualification game. I?ll tell them ?let?s try to put on an excellent performance, let?s try to go out and kill them, sportingly. but three points is absolutely necessary… ?He?s very mature in his way of playing and he is still a huge talent, he always has been in English football. He?s been doing very well for us. ?

Eriksson hopes the 2006 World Cup will bear witness to England?s progress under their first foreign coach, who started the job with a 3-0 friendly win over Spain in February 2001. ?I hope that we qualify and that in the World Cup we can show that we have moved further on,? he said.

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