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* UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
* Match Reports | 01.07.2006 For England Versus Portugal, Read Eriksson…
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
* 2006 FIFA WORLD CUP: GERRARD BACKS TEAM-MATES TO SHINE
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* Fans face penalty prices at World Cup hotels
* World Cup fever grips Germany
* World Cup 2006 | 01.07.2006 History Repeating: England Crash Out to…
* Eriksson happy with preparation
* Who put the fix in football?
* 2006 FIFA WORLD CUP: Scolari looking for England hat-trick
* Hooligans hit by firm control-Sport-Football-TimesOnline
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
* World Cup Guide
* UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
* Euro 2008 Qualifier Preview – Scotland-Faroe Islands

UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
uefa.comUEFA.com – Jan 8, 2006
The victories that they secured previously proved difficult to come by as they faltered to a fifth-placed finish ahead of only Azerbaijan from a record that yielded two victories and two draws from ten engagements. • Wales expected to win their first two matches against lowly-ranked Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland before they faced England in their third fixture, but they were forced to settle for two draws. Gary Speed’s 47th-minute opener in Baku was cancelled out by Rashad Sadigov eight minutes later. Then in an ill-tempered encounter with Northern Ireland in Cardiff, Wales were two goals down after 21 minutes, but ten Welshmen managed to salvage a point against the nine remaining Irishmen thanks to goals from John Hartson (32) and Robert Earnshaw (74).

Match Reports | 01.07.2006 For England Versus Portugal, Read Eriksson…
Deutsche Welle – Jan 7, 2006
It is also the third time coaches Eriksson and Scolari have met at this stage in successive major tournaments. Rumor has it that England’s progression to the quarter-finals of the World Cup has something to do with Sven Goran Eriksson’s meeting with a guy with cloven hooves at a deserted crossroads at midnight. England’s Swedish coach may not have sold his soul to the Devil in return for his team winning the World Cup but something otherworldly is certainly afoot. England have undoubtedly been the most boring of the teams to reach the quarter-finals; their performances only mildly more yawn-inducing than their assertion that they are getting better. And yet they remain unbeaten and once again will be one of the last eight teams at the World Cup. And as if to prove the constant, and as yet hollow, reassurances that they will play better as they progress, things are slowly starting to go right for England. Things start to slowly go England’s way.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
uefa.comUEFA.com – Jan 8, 2006
What is their best performance in the UEFA European Championship? • Eight points from eight matches in the qualifying round for UEFA EURO 2004™ has been Albania’s best points per match return in the competition. • It was also the first time that they remained unbeaten at home during a UEFA European Championship qualifying round. Key facts • Two wins in the UEFA EURO 2004™ preliminaries was their highest haul of victories in the qualifying round of the UEFA European Championship – a feat matched in the qualifiers for UEFA EURO ’96™. • Albania have never appeared in the final round of the UEFA European Championship. • Greece refused to play Albania in their first match in the UEFA European Football Championship in March 1963 as the countries had been officially at war since 1912. • Albania did not participate in the 1960, 1976 and 1980 UEFA European Championships. • First competed in the FIFA World Cup in 1966, but yet to reach the final round of that competition… • Albania have never appeared in the final round of the UEFA European Championship. • Greece refused to play Albania in their first match in the UEFA European Football Championship in March 1963 as the countries had been officially at war since 1912. • Albania did not participate in the 1960, 1976 and 1980 UEFA European Championships. • First competed in the FIFA World Cup in 1966, but yet to reach the final round of that competition. Did not participate in the 1970 or 1978 competitions. • Coach Hans-Peter Briegel was one of four German coaches involved in the qualifying round draw for UEFA EURO 2008™, the others being Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), Klaus Toppmöller (Georgia) and Otto Rehhagel (Greece). • They have been drawn against Georgia in three of the last four qualifying competitions, namely 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2004™ and UEFA EURO 2000™.

2006 FIFA WORLD CUP: GERRARD BACKS TEAM-MATES TO SHINE
noticias.info – Jan 7, 2006
news – 2006 FIFA WORLD CUP: GERRARD BACKS TEAM-MATES TO SHINE. The Reds captain, however, is sure Lampard will come good against the team that knocked England out of Euro 2004. The Reds captain, however, is sure Lampard will come good against the team that knocked England out of Euro 2004.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – Jan 6, 2006
Perhaps for good, perhaps for the next 10 years. This is my final decision. I will not sleep on it, I will not change it,? Ivanisevic told sports gazette Sportske Novosti on Thursday, before leaving for Monte Carlo. The 34-year-old had said he wanted to be his country?s next skipper after they beat Slovakia to win the Davis Cup for the first time in December. Media reports suggested Ivanisevic would take over from Niki Pilic in time for their first round tie against Austria in Graz in February. On Thursday, however, he said he was leaving Croatian tennis and would focus his attention on the Senior Tour and ?doing something else outside tennis?. ?I was probably wrong to reactivate for the Davis Cup,? he said… ?I?m the England captain and I know for a fact every single player in that team would play for their country for nothing. The bonues are, well, a bonus for us. ? England lost to Argentina at the last 16 stage of the 1998 World Cup, to Brazil in the quarter-finals in 2002 and to Portugal in the Euro 2004 last eight. They will face Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago and Sweden in Group B when the World Cup begins. afpRomario agrees to stay at Vasco for another year RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Brazil forward Romario, who will be 40 this month, has agreed to stay at Vasco da Gama for another year, the club said on Wednesday. Romario, who finished as top scorer in last year?s Brazilian championship with 22 goals, had been the subject of speculation over a possible move to Brazilian champions Corinthians. But Vasco officials said they had been confident all along that he would stay in Rio rather than move to Sao Paulo.

Fans face penalty prices at World Cup hotels
Namibian – Jan 11, 2006
Nevertheless, a search for a twin room for the weekend of Germany’s opener in Munich found only one hotel in Augsburg, 60 kilometres from the stadium, and one in Munich city centre, for a minimum five-night stay at a total of 2,175 euros. The spokeswoman said more offers were likely to emerge and hotels might not require minimum stays as block bookings became clearer. Miles said many English fans at Euro 2004 in Portugal had taken advantage of reasonably priced package tours to the southern Algarve coast and just headed up north for matches. For the German tournament low-cost carriers and charter flights will bring in fans just for the day or for a single night at most. "You will find that fans can be creative," Miles said. "I’ve heard from some who are planning to stay in Amsterdam for the match in Cologne. It’s not that far away.

World Cup fever grips Germany
BBC News – Jan 11, 2006
There are also fears about some of the methods being proposed to control them. In an interview with the German news magazine Focus, Duesseldorf senior state prosecutor Klaus Bronny spoke of using “fast-track procedures” for as many criminal offences as possible. Reports suggest the proceedings will not be in writing, charges will be oral and witnesses will not be required. Human rights charity Fair Trails Abroad said it would have hoped Germany had learned from the fiasco of accelerated justice systems during Euro 2000 in Belgium and the Garry Mann case arising from the Portuguese system in Euro 2004… In an interview with the German news magazine Focus, Duesseldorf senior state prosecutor Klaus Bronny spoke of using “fast-track procedures” for as many criminal offences as possible. Reports suggest the proceedings will not be in writing, charges will be oral and witnesses will not be required. Human rights charity Fair Trails Abroad said it would have hoped Germany had learned from the fiasco of accelerated justice systems during Euro 2000 in Belgium and the Garry Mann case arising from the Portuguese system in Euro 2004.

World Cup 2006 | 01.07.2006 History Repeating: England Crash Out to…
Deutsche Welle – Jan 7, 2006
The same has happened at the 2006 World Cup. DE reprints a fan’s perspective from 2004 to show that not much has changed… The same has happened at the 2006 World Cup. DE reprints a fan’s perspective from 2004 to show that not much has changed.

Eriksson happy with preparation
BBC News – Jan 11, 2006
England had three weeks between the end of the domestic season and the start of the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004, exiting both in the quarter-finals. Teams played four matches during this season’s festive period, although some managers criticised the schedule. But Eriksson told the League Managers’ Association website: “We must have one more week of preparation. ”

The England coach said he noticed his players suffering from tiredness at both the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004, saying he felt the domestic schedule was the reason. “In England, the domestic season begins but never stops, with no break at all, so we found that in the second half of matches in Japan and Portugal our players were tired,” he said… The extra week will be very important to us. ”

Eriksson confirmed David Beckham will captain the England team in Germany. “Beckham will be England’s captain in Germany and I will not even discuss anyone else. “He is calm in the dressing room and when he talks, people listen. “But you must also remember that we have many captains in our team: John Terry is a good leader who is captain of Chelsea, Steven Gerrard is captain of Liverpool – and so on. “I think you will see the best of Beckham in Germany.

Who put the fix in football?
The Observer – Jan 8, 2006
Some of these games are now being investigated by the Brussels judicial authorities. So what have we got? Not a lot. We have one country, four games, seven clubs, about a hundred players and around €1,630,000 in larger than usual bets. We have no more than a suspicious meeting and some heavy gambling. But we have only just started. Given their sudden propensity for losing in games on which people have gambled large sums for them to do exactly that, St Truiden are under some pressure. Their president, Roland Duchatelet, is aware of this, as he told me when we met in his office in the town of Tessenderlo in mid-December… His claims, accompanied by the admission that he had himself paid for matches to be fixed, led to the arrest of several first division referees. Dziurowicz did not want to repeat his statements when I contacted him last month, saying effectively that Poles should not wash their dirty linen in front of a European public. And Portugal? That was ‘Operation Golden Whistle’, in which 16 referees and senior club officials were arrested on the eve of Euro 2004. So far, 171 people have now been questioned by police. So, why would you want to fix a match? Well, obviously you can place a substantial bet on it and make a very large amount of money. This is nothing new. Gambling is supposedly the third oldest profession – after prostitution and spying.

2006 FIFA WORLD CUP: Scolari looking for England hat-trick
noticias.info – Jan 7, 2006
comEnglish fans must be sick of the sight of Luiz Felipe Scolari. For the third major tournament in a row, Felip?o is set to lead a team out against England in a decisive quarter-final showdown. Portugal fans certainly have a great deal of faith in their outspoken coach, as well they might. Over in the Far East four years ago, ?Big Phil? guided his native Brazil to a 2-1 quarter-final win over England on the way to their fifth world crown. Two years later, at the same stage of the European Championship, Scolari masterminded a dramatic victory for hosts Portugal, Luis Figo and Co keeping their nerve to win through on penalties after a thrilling 2-2 draw. The experienced coach clearly knows what it takes to defeat the English, which goes someway towards explaining the positive atmosphere pervading the Sele??o das Quinas camp… All we need to do now is believe in ourselves, I?ve done my bit,? said the man looking to win his 12th consecutive FIFA World Cup? game on Saturday. ?I?m the type of coach who focuses on results. I?m not one of those hypocrites who says they only want to win by playing well, by playing pretty football. I want results, and teams that play beautiful football are usually on the first plane home. I?m not saying that there isn?t a place for entertainment in the game. If you can get results and play nice football, then all well and good, but if it all goes wrong then it?s the coach who?s out of a job. I live and die by my results.

Hooligans hit by firm control-Sport-Football-TimesOnline
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Jan 9, 2006
He has been shot in the stomach, banned from all grounds for seven years and is next up in court on Thursday. Some might argue that he does not deserve a voice, but it is surely worth listening to him when he says: “The day of the old-fashioned football hooligan is dead. ” In the build-up to the World Cup in Germany, there will be a deluge of horror stories about English hooligans and the carnage that they are planning, but an almost trouble-free Euro 2004, improved policing and fans’ initiatives — including a towel-and-sunbed race — have provided cause for optimism. The English disease is not cured. The most recent edition of Searchlight, the anti-fascist magazine, highlights the problem and tells the story of Darren Wells, a former member of Combat 18, the neo-Nazi group, insulting tourists and destroying artefacts at a Polish concentration camp while supporting England abroad… Some might argue that he does not deserve a voice, but it is surely worth listening to him when he says: “The day of the old-fashioned football hooligan is dead. ” In the build-up to the World Cup in Germany, there will be a deluge of horror stories about English hooligans and the carnage that they are planning, but an almost trouble-free Euro 2004, improved policing and fans’ initiatives — including a towel-and-sunbed race — have provided cause for optimism. The English disease is not cured. The most recent edition of Searchlight, the anti-fascist magazine, highlights the problem and tells the story of Darren Wells, a former member of Combat 18, the neo-Nazi group, insulting tourists and destroying artefacts at a Polish concentration camp while supporting England abroad. “We did it because it was a laugh,” Wells said. “It was all just about being provocative.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
uefa.comUEFA.com – Jan 8, 2006
• With qualification hopes now extinguished, Belgium hit San Marino for eight without reply in Antwerp in the most one-sided match of the group with Daerden (39, 67) and Mbo Mpenza (52, 71) helping themselves to two goals apiece. • They concluded their campaign with a 2-0 home defeat against Spain and a 1-1 draw away against Lithuania. How did they perform in UEFA EURO 2004™? • Belgium finished third in their UEFA EURO 2004™ qualification round group after winning five and drawing one of their eight games. Bulgaria won the group with 17, one point clear of Croatia and Belgium, with the Croatians claiming the play-off berth due to their better head-to-head record in their matches against Belgium. • The Belgians lost their opening game 2-0 at home against Bulgaria, and though they bounced back with 1-0 away wins against Andorra and Estonia, their campaign floundered Belgium then bore the full brunt of Croatian wrath in Zagreb as the home side ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Drijo Srna (9), Dado Pršo (55), Tomislav Marić (70) and Jerko Leko (76). • Needing to take maximum points from their final four games, the Belgians came close to succeeding taking ten points from twelve. They dropped their two points in the opening game of that four-match sequence, taking the lead twice away against Bulgaria, before having to settle for a point… They dropped their two points in the opening game of that four-match sequence, taking the lead twice away against Bulgaria, before having to settle for a point. A Stilian Petrov own goal on the half hour put Belgium ahead, and though Dimitar Berbatov equalised after 52 minutes, the visitors restored their lead within three minutes through Philippe Clement. But Bulgaria were not to be denied and Svetoslav Todorov equalised from the penalty spot 19 minutes from time. • The Belgians avenged their defeat to Croatia in Brussels with a 2-1 win thanks to two goals from Wesley Sonck (35, 43), and though successes against Andorra (3-0) and Estonia (2-0) were included in the run-in, their purple patch of form came too late. What is their best performance in the UEFA European Championship? • Belgium contested the 1980 UEFA European Championship final, but lost the final at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico against West Germany (2-1). Two goals from Horst Hrubesch (10, 88) provided a German win, but not after current Belgian national team coach René Vandereycken (75) had earlier equalised. • Belgium had originally won their qualifying round group with twelve points from eight matches, drawing their first four engagements before winning the remainder at the expense of Norway, Portugal and Scotland (twice).

World Cup Guide
news24.com – Jan 7, 2006
"We are only one step away from the final and that is our aim. We have removed a big hurdle in Argentina but there are another two coming up. "
Despite having just two years to rebuild a team that crashed out of Euro 2004 at the first hurdle, Klinsmann has breathed new life into German football and installed a real belief they can win this trophy. "We are so proud of this team. We have had a great development over the past few weeks and the last two years," the 41-year-old said. "Our players are playing at their limits at the minute but now they do not seem to know what their limits are. "
Argentina had taken a 49th-minute lead through Roberto Ayala but Klinsmann said he had no doubts his team would bounce back… "
Argentina had taken a 49th-minute lead through Roberto Ayala but Klinsmann said he had no doubts his team would bounce back. "We have a fantastic crowd behind us. We never had the feeling that we would not win," Klinsmann said. "Argentina scored a great goal through Ayala but we knew we would come back. There is so much self-belief in this team. "
Miroslav Klose headed the equaliser in the 80th minute and Germany won on penalties with Ayala and Esteban Cambiasso missing their spot-kicks. Germany scored all four of theirs and Klinsmann said his team were well-drilled at penalties.

UEFA EURO 2008™ – Teams
uefa.comUEFA.com – Jan 8, 2006
They finished in third place behind the Netherlands and the Czech Republic in their efforts to advance to the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals. • Romania had eight wins and a draw from their twelve-game campaign to finish seven points behind the Dutch, two points behind the Czechs and nine points clear of their closest pursuers, Finland. • Three wins from their opening three games had Romania in pole position early in proceedings, but they finished off 2004 with a 1-0 loss away against the Czech Republic and were then held to a 1-1 draw away against Armenia despite holding an interval lead following Ciprian Marica’s 29th-minute goal. Karen Dokhoyan equalised for the Armenians on the hour mark… • Nevertheless, Romania finished off their campaign in some style, winning four matches in a row and without conceding a goal in 403 minutes. Adrian Mutu scored their final five goals of the qualification round, enough to defeat Andorra (2-0) and the Czech Republic (2-0) at home before Finland (1-0) were overcome in Helsinki. How did they perform in UEFA EURO 2004™? • Romania finished third in their five-team group behind Denmark and Norway in the race to compete in the UEFA EURO 2004™ final round in Portugal. With four wins and two draws from their eight outings, Romania trailed group winners Denmark by a point, and although they finished level with Norway, they lost out due to an inferior head-to-head record. Bosnia-Herzegovina finished a further point behind in fourth with Luxembourg pointless in fifth. • It was their home form that proved Romania’s undoing, losing in their second outing of the competition in Bucharest to Steffen Iversen’s 83rd-minute goal for Norway. Worse was to come as Denmark recorded a 5-2 victory in the Romanian capital despite the home side taking the lead on two occasions.

Euro 2008 Qualifier Preview – Scotland-Faroe Islands
Goal.com – Jan 9, 2006
Add to that the renewed optimism around the country and the young, hungry Scots players that are beginning to firmly establish themselves in the SPL and now the international set-up. With the likes of Shaun Maloney (SPL Player of the Year), Barry Ferguson (captain of club and country), Rangers tricky winger and Kirin Cup hero Chris Burke and the brilliant Scott Brown of Hibs all absent, Smith is still in a position to send out a strong side, packed with industry, aggression and, more importantly, goals. Great Strides
Currently ranked 169 in the FIFA Rankings, the Faroese are certainly not one of world football’s major players. However, gone are the days when teams can expect to roll over the tiny nation. Two recent thrashings aside, the Faroes have approached their football with a more resolute perspective in recent years. Only once in the last World Cup qualifying campaign – in a group containing France, Switzerland and Ireland – did they lose by more than three goals, relative success for a nation of less than 50,000 people. Old Friends
Scots fans still quiver when you mention the Faroese, recalling memories of 4 years ago when the Scots travelled to Toftir expecting a comfortable start to their Euro 2004 qualifying campaign… Two recent thrashings aside, the Faroes have approached their football with a more resolute perspective in recent years. Only once in the last World Cup qualifying campaign – in a group containing France, Switzerland and Ireland – did they lose by more than three goals, relative success for a nation of less than 50,000 people. Old Friends
Scots fans still quiver when you mention the Faroese, recalling memories of 4 years ago when the Scots travelled to Toftir expecting a comfortable start to their Euro 2004 qualifying campaign. The island minnows had other ideas however and stunned a lacklustre Scottish side – then led by Berti Vogts – by racing into a two-goal lead. Vogts’ beleaguered troops eventually clawed themselves back into the match and Barry Ferguson’s strike 7 minutes from time rescued a point. Incredibly, just three years earlier, Scotland had suffered a similar fate on the same ground. The name of Jens Kristian Hansen will forever be remembered in Scotland as his last minute goal in 1999 earned the Faroese a point in a match which Scotland should have won comfortably.

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