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May 5, 2005

World Cup Fans Hit By Scams Again

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The News Review:

* New computer virus spread via promise of football World Cup 2006 ticke…
* World Cup tickets sell out despite computer virus
* Adidas reiterates football-related sales to rise above 1 bln eur in…
* World Cup Fans Hit By Scams Again
* European Commission forces down World Cup ticket
* Mali pay for crowd trouble
* Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About…
* BBC NEWS | UK | World Cup ticket sale costs cut
* German police to put iron hand on World Cup hooligans
* Fletcher backs Scots improvement
* I, football-playing humanoid | | Guardian Unlimited Business
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Klinsmann warns squad in boot…
* Hungary’s Matav Changes Name
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Lions in NZ | Taylor captains Wales young…
* Australia Soccer Coach Warned on Conduct, Told to See Counselor
* Latest Sober mutant targets soccer fans

New computer virus spread via promise of football World Cup 2006 ticke…
Channel News Asia – May 4, 2005
S” virus, which makes recipients believe they have won tickets to the 2006 football World Cup. The email worm is part of a bigger virus, also known as Sober. P, which has spread to more than 30 countries since Monday, affecting mainly the United States and South America. “We have reports from over 30 countries so far in the first 13 or 14 hours since the spread of the virus on Monday,” Mikko Hyppoenen, head of anti-virus research at Finnish firm F-Secure, told AFP. Internet security firm Trend Micro placed Sober.

World Cup tickets sell out despite computer virus
Expatica – May 3, 2005
The committee said that the tickets for matches of 11 teams – which were not named – are to be added to those for 13 others (including hosts Germany, holders Brazil and other top sides) already sold out in the first sales stage. Organisers said that demand for tickets for France and Ukraine – teams likely to qualify – were picking up as well among the total 105 packages on offer for the tournament which features 32 teams.

Adidas reiterates football-related sales to rise above 1 bln eur in…
Forbes – May 4, 2005
2005, 06:44 AMFUERTH, Germany (AFX) – Adidas-Salomon AG chief executive Herbert Hainer reiterated that football-related sales in 2006 will exceed 1 bln eur on the back of the World Cup in Germany next year. ‘Our preparations (for the World Cup) are proceeding splendidly and we will launch attention-grabbing World Cup-related products in the fourth quarter already, including the official match ball,’ Hainer told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting. Football-related sales in 2004 rose to more than 900 mln eur, boosted by the European football championship in Portugal. Adidas is the official sponsor of the 2006 World Cup… ‘Our preparations (for the World Cup) are proceeding splendidly and we will launch attention-grabbing World Cup-related products in the fourth quarter already, including the official match ball,’ Hainer told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting. Football-related sales in 2004 rose to more than 900 mln eur, boosted by the European football championship in Portugal. Adidas is the official sponsor of the 2006 World Cup. All rights reserved.

World Cup Fans Hit By Scams Again
Article Central – May 4, 2005
Organizers of the event are warning ticket buyers about millions of false, virus-carrying emails being sent out under the guise of ticket confirmations. The

mail has the appearance of being from the Federation Internationale de Football, but harbors a Sober-virus worm that collects email addresses from the

recipient and proceeds to attack said addresses with a barrage of spam, according to anti-virus software provider McAfee. The company has listed the virus as a “medium risk” to users. Panda Software reported on its Web site that the virus reads in both English and German, and

has spread to Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.

European Commission forces down World Cup ticket
Vanguard – May 4, 2005
The FIFA change of payment system applies to the second sales period of tickets for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, which began Monday with a closing date of November 15. 93 million World Cup tickets are on sale to the general public and a first batch of 812,000 tickets were sold in the first sales period. Ticket prices range from 35 euros to 600 euros for football’s biggest showpiece running from June 9 until July 9 2006. The 12 eurozone countries are Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The other 16 EAA states are: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom… 93 million World Cup tickets are on sale to the general public and a first batch of 812,000 tickets were sold in the first sales period. Ticket prices range from 35 euros to 600 euros for football’s biggest showpiece running from June 9 until July 9 2006. The 12 eurozone countries are Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The other 16 EAA states are: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Mali pay for crowd trouble
BBC News – May 3, 2005
Irate fans caused the abandonment of the game against Togo, after Souleymane Mamam scored in the 90th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. Togo’s team were kept within the stadium’s confines for over four hours until an armed escort took them to their hotel. Fourteen people have already been jailed for the rioting that took place. In its letter to Malian officials, football’s governing body said a repeat of the March incident will automatically trigger sterner sanctions.

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About…
Chosun Ilbo – May 3, 2005
Attending the event, Beckenbauer, who is the chairman of the 2006 World Cup organizing committee, said Germany is definitely prepared for the World Cup games. He also met with Korea’s soccer chief Chung Mong-joon and the country’s up-and-coming soccer star Park Chu-young. 59-year-old Beckenbauer helped his country win the World Cup as a player in 1974 and led West Germany to victory as a coach in 1990.

BBC NEWS | UK | World Cup ticket sale costs cut
BBC News – May 3, 2005
The European Commission has intervened after a complaint was lodged on behalf of UK fans by consumer group Which?. Those without a Mastercard or a German bank account had to pay for tickets by arranging a euro transfer, which also added bank charges to the price. European fans can now make a bank transfer in their local currency. “Following these changes, football fans will benefit from a fairer choice of payment methods for World Cup tickets,” said EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

German police to put iron hand on World Cup hooligans
EastDay.com – May 4, 2005
“It is really necessary to act
with great firmness and to put the screws on them,” Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder
said. “The police will use all necessary force. “Renewed fears of
hooliganism in Germany have been sparked by riots last week in the Slovenian
city of Celje after Germany beat Slovenia 1-0 in a friendly. “These were
madmen with whom I personally came face to face,” Mayer-Vorfelder
said.

Fletcher backs Scots improvement
BBC News – May 3, 2005
“We have seen that happen to Wales in the past and if we don’t start winning games, that is what will happen to us. ”

21-year-old Fletcher has won13 caps for Scotland but missed Walter Smith’s first game in charge against Italy in March. Scotland lost 2-0 in Milan’s San Siro and have picked up just two points from four games in the bid to reach World Cup 2006. “I haven’t given up on qualifying yet,” Fletcher said. “If anything, I feel more confident after the Italy game. We only lost it to two set pieces and created a couple of chances ourselves, so we can take a lot of credit from that. “Italy will obviously win the group but there have been a lot of draws in the other matches so far and if we can get six points from those next two games, we will be right back in with a chance of finishing second.

I, football-playing humanoid | | Guardian Unlimited Business
Guardian Unlimited – May 3, 2005
They built the robot from scratch in only six months with the help of a 15m yen (£75,000) subsidy from the city’s government. The investment quickly paid off. VisiON, which uses an omni-directional sensor to give it instantaneous 360-degree visibility, won the humanoid category at last year’s Robot World Cup football finals in Lisbon. It can, without human help, assess the location of the ball, judge how far away it is and then give it a good thump with either foot. “That’s easy for humans to do,” says Shu Ishiguro, one of the brains behind Japan’s Robo Cup-winning team. “But for a robot it is very difficult. The technology is very sophisticated.

BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Klinsmann warns squad in boot…
BBC News – May 4, 2005
Arsenal’s Jens Lehmann, Aston Villa’s Thomas Hitlsperger and Liverpool’s Dietmar Hamann are some of the players based in England affected by the row. “If he doesn’t accept the terms, he won’t come with us,” added Klinsmann. Bild added a union representing professionalfootball players (VdV) had written a letter saying there were”problems with individual contracts with manufacturers ofsporting goods other than Adidas”

As well as the three English-based players the letter was sent to Thomas Brdaric, Miroslav Klose, Frank Baumann, Timo Hildebrand, Arne Friedrich and Christian Woerns. In October, goalkeeper Lehmann was told by the Germanfootball association (DFB) he must change his gloves to Adidasor risk losing his chance of playing in the 2006 World Cup, tobe staged in Germany. Klinsmann added: “If any player believes he has to take legalaction so that he can play in his own boot (brand), well hecan’t sue to play for us… “If he doesn’t accept the terms, he won’t come with us,” added Klinsmann. Bild added a union representing professionalfootball players (VdV) had written a letter saying there were”problems with individual contracts with manufacturers ofsporting goods other than Adidas”

As well as the three English-based players the letter was sent to Thomas Brdaric, Miroslav Klose, Frank Baumann, Timo Hildebrand, Arne Friedrich and Christian Woerns. In October, goalkeeper Lehmann was told by the Germanfootball association (DFB) he must change his gloves to Adidasor risk losing his chance of playing in the 2006 World Cup, tobe staged in Germany. Klinsmann added: “If any player believes he has to take legalaction so that he can play in his own boot (brand), well hecan’t sue to play for us.

Hungary’s Matav Changes Name
Light Reading – May 4, 2005
Uniquely in the Hungarian telecommunications market the T-brand represents the entire communications portfolio because there is no telecommunications service in Hungary the Magyar Telekom Group cannot provide,” said Elek Straub, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magyar Telekom. In addition to the above, it is considered a key objective that the group’s already high-level and recognized social contribution and sponsorship role further strengthen in the future. Thanks to the rebranding, new dimensions will open in sponsoring, too; we will be able to appear in outstanding international events (e. the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany). However, the local nature of the sponsoring and donation activity will be maintained and local initiatives will continue to constitute the backbone of our support activities. Elek Straub stressed: “The Hungarian Telekom Group, as part of the international DT Group, will remain Hungary’s leading telecommunication service provider.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Lions in NZ | Taylor captains Wales young…
BBC News – May 5, 2005
“We must have continuity and a strong element of cohesion within the team and that is why we are taking all the current squad players available to us in order that those players continue to develop as international rugby players. “We are also looking at the future and building towards 2007 [World Cup] with the introduction of a number of new players who will learn a huge amount from the tour. ”

Wales squad for tour to North America; v USA on 4 June (Connecticut) and v Canada on 11 June (Toronto):

Backs: K Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), R Williams (Cardiff Blues), C Czekaj (Cardiff Blues), C Morgan (Cardiff Blues), T Selley (Llanelli Scarlets), M Taylor (Sale Sharks, capt), M Watkins (Llanelli Scarlets), C Sweeney (Newport Gwent Dragons), M Jones (Neath-Swansea Ospreys), N Robinson (Cardiff Blues), M Phillips (Llanelli Scarlets), A Williams (Bath). Forwards: D Jones (Neath-Swansea Ospreys), J Yapp (Cardiff Blues), B Broster (Saracens), A Jones (Neath-Swansea Ospreys), M Davies (Gloucester), R Thomas (Cardiff Blues), M Rees (Llanelli Scarlets), L Charteris (Newport Gwent Dragons), B Cockbain (Neath-Swansea Ospreys), I Gough (Newport Gwent Dragons), R Sidoli (Cardiff Blues), C Charvis (Newcastle), R Jones (Neath-Swansea Ospreys), R Pugh (Neath-Swansea Ospreys), R Sowden-Taylor (Cardiff Blues), J Thomas (Neath-Swansea Ospreys), A Popham (Leeds).

Australia Soccer Coach Warned on Conduct, Told to See Counselor
Bloomberg – May 5, 2005
Football Federation Australia said today it concluded itsinvestigation into an incident between Farina, 40, and SBSreporter Andrew Orsatti after the March 26 match betweenAustralia and Iraq at Sydney's Telstra Stadium. The ruling body said in a statement Farina's conduct was“substantially less than what the FFA is entitled to expect froma person holding the position of the Australian national teamcoach. '' Calls to Farina's cellular phone by Bloomberg News wentunanswered. Farina and Orsatti issued a joint statement April 21apologizing to each other for clashing when Orsatti tried to holdan interview with Farina. “The FFA has provided Mr… Orsatti made a statement to police following the incidentand both men lodged complaints with the FFA. No charges werelaid, according to a March 28 statement by SBS, a state channelwhich has the rights to broadcast the Socceroos through 2006. Australia faces the Solomon Islands in September for the right toenter a playoff for a 2006 World Cup place. To contact the reporter on this story:Dan Baynes in Sydney. net Last Updated: May 5, 2005 02:12 EDT.

Latest Sober mutant targets soccer fans
VNUNet.com – May 3, 2005
p@MM worm, also known as Sober. p, as "prolific". The mass-mailing threat contains its own SMTP engine to construct outgoing messages, which are written in German or English… "However, Avert said that users would need to manually extract the executable from the. zip file and manually run the attachment in order to be infected. The following German text, with the spoofed sender listed as Fifa, has been detected in versions of the infection currently spreading in the wild: "Tickets fur die 64 Spiele der Weltmeisterschaft 2006 in Deutschland sind Sie dabei. [recipient’s domain]More information on Sober. p and how to remove it can be found at McAfee’s website.

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