Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

November 25, 2005

Magazine

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The News Review:

* UEFA EURO 2008™ – News – News Specific
* Magazine
* Best battles to the end-Sport-Football-TimesOnline
* Magazine
* Trinidadians overcome with soca fever-Sport-Football-TimesOnline
* Managers forced to heed health warning-Sport-Football-TimesOnline
* UEFA Cup – News & Features – News Specific

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November 24, 2005

McLeish’s fate back in balance

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The News Review:

* Sporting life – Geoff McClure – Opinion – theage.com.au
* WORLD CUP 2006: Unity the key for Ukraine
* Portuguese men at war
* McLeish’s fate back in balance
* FIFA World Cup
* Wenger chasing Deportivo stars
* Olsson doubts on salary caps

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November 18, 2005

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan

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The News Review:

* Tempers flare as Switzerland beat Turkey
* World Cup lineup complete
* FIFA probes Turkey violence
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* spiked | Offside, 18 November
* FOOTBALL EUROPE: ‘Arsenalistas’ gun for Benfica
* RTÉ Sport: Rosicky sends Czechs to Germany
* FIFA World Cup – News & Features

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November 15, 2005

Eriksson at last made the most of substitutions

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The News Review:

* Owen hails magical Rooney
* Italy back to haunt Van Basten
* Continuity the key to getting best out of remarkable Ferdinand
* Eriksson at last made the most of substitutions
* FIFA World Cup – News & Features
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | N Ireland 1-1 Portugal
* BBC SPORT | Football | Premiership | Cantona voted Premiership’s…
* Ghosts line up to spook Pekerman
* WORLD CUP 2006: Czech commitment pays off, says Smicer
* How England rated
* The friendly versus Argentina in Geneva is David Beckham’s 50th match…
* Crespo shows cutting edge
* Rehhagel stays with Greece
* Jurgen’s hip hop generation
* Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper – Sport
* Nedved returns to inspirational best
* Committed to PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO KNOW

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Venables sizes up Ireland job

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The News Review:

* Dailly sets sights on next campaign
* Edinburgh Evening News – Sport – Euro 2008 hopes lie in capital
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Toshack defends Wales’…
* Venables sizes up Ireland job
* FIFA World Cup – Fixtures & Results – Match specific
* Scotland 1 USA 1: Late flourish offers Scotland a reason for hope
* Rehhagel stays with Greece
* Edinburgh Evening News – Sport – Trinidad’s World Cup dream still…
* Edinburgh Evening News – Sport – Dylan’s tangled up in dark blue
* Edinburgh Evening News – Sport – Rix’s recruits
* FIFA World Cup – News & Features

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November 12, 2005

Eriksson drops Campbell as Ferdinand fights his way back

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The News Review:

* WORLD CUP 2006: Head-2-Head: Home form headache for Norway
* Kerr’s job on the line in must-win game for Ireland
* Kashtan poised for Israel position
* Eriksson drops Campbell as Ferdinand fights his way back
* Rooney ready for Finals
* Dailly sets sights on next campaign
* Germany and France grind out draw
* New faces included in Greece squad
* McCann storms back as Smith looks to future
* England fans ‘high risk’
* Better technique should see Spain through, says Aragones
* Kewell tips Australia to be next year’s surprise package
* ABC Sport – Football – Hiddink tight-lipped on starting line-up

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November 10, 2005

BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Johnson will miss two…

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The News Review:

* Irish soccer | Candystripes ready to attack | eircom League Premier…
* Scottish FA lash out over calls for Taylor’s head
* Time is ripe for GAA to make serious money
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Johnson will miss two…
* Crumpled hats in the FAI’s ring
* uefa.com
* FIFA WORLD CUP: Belgium awaits coach decision
* UEFA Champions League – News & Features – News specific
* Football Europe – News & Features – News Specific

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November 9, 2005

Uncapped Santos in Portugal squad

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The News Review:

* Time is ripe for GAA to make serious money
* BBC NEWS | UK | Hooligan bans reach record high
* BBC SPORT | Football | Football Focus | PM brushes off England thug…
* Uncapped Santos in Portugal squad
* UEFA Cup: Vaduz have nothing to lose
* O’Shea’s sorry evidence justifies old pal’s jibes
* Centre-backs take centre stage
* Klinsmann: Go easy on Roo
* ABC Sport – Football – Injured Forlan included in Uruguay squad

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November 3, 2005

Mixed Zone: Ireland eye up the French connection

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The News Review:

* Anxiety gnaws at Arsenal
* Young Adu talks out of turn
* Greek game comes full circle
* Mixed Zone: Ireland eye up the French connection
* Matsushita Elec H1 net profit rises 14.6 pct on strong PDP TV sales -…
* Top players are omitted by Sweden
* Dispatch Online – Your premier Eastern Cape news site
* Chelsea strike a blow for England
* LIVERPOOL FC: BAROS TARGETS LIVERPOOL RETURN
* Rehhagel receives backing of Greek FF
* ARSENAL: Head to head: Campbell v King
* Stu: Vass could make World Cup
* FIFA WORLD CUP: Belgium awaits coach decision

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November 1, 2005

UEFA announces Euro 2012 shortlist

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UEFA announce five bids for Euro 2012
rte.ie – Jul 22, 2005
UEFA’s executive committee will reduce the number of candidates to three on November 7 this year and then make a final decision in December 2006.

Croatia gearing up for Euro 2012 bid
chinadaily.com.cn – Jul 8, 2005
Hungary’s parliament approved the bid earlier this week. It is Croatia’s second attempt to host the tournament after a joint bid with Bosnia for the 2008 finals failed. The other bidders for 2012 are Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey and Poland and Ukraine jointly.

UEFA announces Euro 2012 shortlist
EastDay.com – Sep 11, 2005
The European football’s governing body rejected bids from Greece and Turkey and they will decide on the host in December 2006. Greece were the surprise package of last year’s tournament, beating hosts Portugal 1-0 to win their first major football championship.

Greece unveils ambitious plan to bid for EURO 2012
People’s Daily Online – Jul 12, 2005
The Greek bid will include the six stadia in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos and Iraklio used in 2004 Olympics football tournament, plus two new privately-funded facilities in the rural cities of Ioannina (northwest Greece) and Larissa (central Greece). Of eight proposed stadia, only the 72,000-seat Olympic Stadium in Athens and the 33,000-seat Karaiskaki Stadium in Piraeus, near the capital, are deemed ready to run, the semi-official Athens News Agency (ANA) reported. UEFA mandates the inclusion of one 50,000-seat, two 40,000-seat and five 30,000-seat venues.

EURO 2012??? talks in Malta
noticias.info – Jul 11, 2005
news – EURO 2012? talks in Malta. ShortlistUEFA’s supreme executive body will nominate the bidders who will go on to a shortlist for the second phase of the procedure. ShortlistUEFA’s supreme executive body will nominate the bidders who will go on to a shortlist for the second phase of the procedure.

Job done, now for the next task
Turkish Daily News – Turkish Daily News (subscription) – May 29, 2005
We find that hard to believe. Johannsson is a friend of Turkey but as President he has to maintain neutrality, at least in public. Aside from that, though, Euro 2012 is as yet far from in the bag. There will be strong competition and we also wonder if some of these euphoric commntators are really aware of what is involved. Logistics A European Championship is a far bigger event than a one-off Champions League final and the logistics are vastly more complex. For starters, a Champions League final needs only one stadium… Logistics A European Championship is a far bigger event than a one-off Champions League final and the logistics are vastly more complex. For starters, a Champions League final needs only one stadium. Euro 2012 willl require at least eight and where are they to come from? For its failed joint bid with Greece to host Euro 2008, Turkey offered Ataturk Olympic, Izmir Ataturk, Ankara 19 Mayis and either Fenerbahce’s Sukru Saracoglu or a new stadium in Antalya which because the bid failed has not been built. Ataturk Olympic, OK. Sukru Saracoglu, OK. Izmir Ataturk needs work.

Rome date for EXCO
uefa.com – UEFA.com – Sep 20, 2005
This move has brought new responsibilities for the European football family. Quality standardsUEFA’s club licensing system is based on a series of defined quality standards, which must be fulfilled in order for a side to be admitted to any of the UEFA club competitions… The European body feels that an important step for each club is to manage their finances properly and only to spend the money that they earn. UEFA is entitled not to admit, or even to exclude clubs from playing in its competitions should they not meet the requirements of the licensing system. 2012 bid latestA status report will be received on the bidding process for EURO 2012™. UEFA announced in July that five bid dossiers to host the final tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Championship had been submitted to European football’s ruling body by the closing date. Russia, Romania and Azerbaijan had previously expressed an interest but have not pursued their bids.

Agenda set for Rome EXCO meeting
uefa.com – UEFA.com – Sep 12, 2005
Progress reportsIn addition, the panel will receive updates on the progress of arrangements for UEFA EURO 2008™ as well as a status report on the bidding process for EURO 2012™. The meeting will begin on Wednesday 21 September and will end with a press conference after the assembly is adjourned the following morning.

Ukraine, Poland press on with bid
CNN – Aug 18, 2005
“I think we have a good chance. Ukraine are preparing very seriously for this,” said Polish bid chief Jerzy Ciszewski. “At the moment, we do not have enough top quality stadiums.

UEFA refutes 2012 claim
Dansk Boldspil-Union – Sep 23, 2005
UEFA has issued a statement in which it categorically denies a press report quoting UEFA CEO Lars-Christer Olsson as favouring three bidders for the short list of candidates to host the 2012 UEFA European Championship. Entirely neutral”It is obvious that the UEFA administration is and will remain entirely neutral in any bidding process,” said UEFA communications and public affairs director William Gaillard. “The quote attributed to UEFA CEO Lars-Christer Olsson has come from the fertile imagination of one journalist.

Turkey and Greece eliminated
Telegraph.co.uk – Sep 11, 2005
Uefa chief executive Lars-Christer Olsson said: “It sends a message that there is a will in the executive committee to test the possibility of staging the tournament in the east of Europe.

Istanbul shines under world’s gaze
uefa.com – UEFA.com – May 25, 2005
Media and broadcasting facilities are being upgraded to meet the highest international standards. Work continuesThe ambitious mayor, an architect by profession, said his work in Istanbul will not finish after the UEFA Champions League final. Topbas is planning to continue infrastructure improvements in the city, especially as Turkey is a candidate to stage UEFA EURO 2012. All rights reserved.

Without a Kerr in the whole world
Irish Independent – Oct 9, 2005
Delaney says that he’s not using the new Lansdowne stadium as a carrot to lure a major sporting championship here. A joint bid with the Scottish FA for the Euro 2008 fell flat on its face. The FAI didn’t even submit a proposal for the Euro 2012 tournament or the U-21 championships in 2007. “While it is a lovely aspiration and admirable, it’s certainly not on the radar at the moment,” he says. Brian Kerr’s troubles are nothing compared to the problems facing the domestic clubs in the Eircom League. A recent Genesis report revealed that the clubs have a combined turnover of €14m but actually spend €17m.

Cultural Roundup
Southeast European Times – Jul 13, 2005
Albania 2005 in Tirana. [Gent Shkullaku] Croatia’s Parliament endorsed the country’s joint bid with Hungary to host the Euro 2012 football championships. The bid has already been approved by the Hungarian legislature. It is Croatia’s second attempt to co-host the tournament, following an unsuccessful joint bid with BiH for 2008. *** An exhibition of works by 14 artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina is on display at the UN headquarters in New York until the end of July.

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