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April 8, 2006

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The News Review:

* If only the England team had performed as well as their supporters …
* Is Owen the new Beckham?
* World Cup scouting – Darius Vassell
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Who is going to get Sven’s…
* Ivanauskas happy with Vogts link
* BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Vassell still has England…
* BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Guide to Juventus

If only the England team had performed as well as their supporters …
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 7, 2006
Apart from the football “it’s been a fantastic tournament”, he said. He said the good behaviour in the last World Cup in Japan had been put down to the distant location. Then after Euro 2004 in Portugal, people said the good behaviour was only because it was a European Championship, not a World Cup, and they predicted it would “come apart at the seams” in Germany. “That hasn’t been the case,” he said. “It’s been an extraordinarily positive contribution made to the tournament as a whole by English supporters. ” The British prosecutor, Simon Clements, who assisted the German police, said the use of “preventative arrests” had been so successful it was worth considering in Britain. Meanwhile there were emotional scenes at the hotel of the wives and girlfriends in Baden-Baden after England crashed out of the competition.

Is Owen the new Beckham?
BBC News – Apr 4, 2006
The first of these was 10 days after the end of the Premiership season on 11 May. Spain striker Raul, also currently recovering from injury, hinted recently he needs seven games to recover his match fitness. Owen will not get that but he should certainly have much more opportunity than Beckham four years ago. POSITION

Beckham went to the 2002 World Cup as a right-sided midfielder with a reputation for tackling, back-tracking and working hard for the team, as well as for his trademark free-kicks and telling passes. That he arrived in Japan not fully recovered from injury and without time to attain a decent level of match fitness became apparent from his performances. It also seemed as though the injury was playing on Beckham’s mind… THEIR IMPORTANCE TO THE TEAM

Beckham was regarded as irreplaceable in 2002, arguably much more so than going into this year’s World Cup when England have numerous options in midfield. His recovery was viewed as essential and the consensus view was that it was correct to gamble on his fitness. England now have other talismanic figures, none more so than Rooney, who was the team’s key player until breaking a metatarsal bone during Euro 2004. The injury to Owen has not provoked the same reaction as Beckham’s did. It came a lot earlier in the season, while Owen does not have the same magnetism for the media. But he is a natural goalscorer with a proven record at international level. He is arguably the only one in the England squad and his importance cannot be underestimated.

World Cup scouting – Darius Vassell
BBC News – Mar 30, 2006
A ?2m move to City has rejuvenated the pacy striker and he has flourished alongside Andy Cole and more recently Georgios Samaras. Vassell has not featured in an England squad since October 2004 and has not played for the national team since missing the vital kick in a penalty shoot-out against Portugal in the European Championship. But the 25-year-year-old has proved he has the ability to make the grade at international level, grabbing six goals despite only starting four times in his 22-cap career. Vassell needs a hernia operation but would surely postpone that if asked to go to Germany. Back to top

DARIUS VASSELL – THE FORM GUIDE

Vassell has benefited from an injury-free season at Eastlands. His confidence has been restored after a disastrous end to his Villa career and his partnership with Cole has blossomed… Despite being forced to chase countless lost causes, Vassell did a fine job in occupying John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho throughout – a not inconsiderable achievement as he had to play up front on on his own and City played with 10 men for 45 minutes. He was a threat in possession, didn’t give the ball away once and his tireless work went a long way to making up for City’s lack of numbers. Vassell won a surprising number of headers and his awareness – while not putting him in the Teddy Sheringham class – has come on leaps and bounds since his Euro 2004 appearance against Portugal and Carvalho where he replaced Wayne Rooney and looked out of his depth.

BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Who is going to get Sven’s…
BBC News – Mar 26, 2006
According to Cees van Nieuwenhuizen, Hiddink is in a straight fight for the post with former Celtic boss Martin O’Neill. “Guus is one of the two candidates,” Van Nieuwenhuizen told The Sun newspaper. “They have not yet spoken to Guus but I was told we would know more in two weeks. “One or two members of the FA committee have stated they want an Englishman but we have been told this is definitely not the case. ”

However, the FA insist Hiddink’s agent has been premature in counting out the English contenders. “These claims are simply inaccurate,” said FA spokesman Adrian Bevington… Pearce should be in there as an assistant learning the international ropes. Scott,
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There is no question in my mind that the most qualified person for the job is Luiz Felipe Scolari. He won a World Cup in 2002 with a Brazilian team that was literally one loss away from not qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in their history with several games to go during the qualification stage and you could see Portugal steadily improve with each successive game during Euro 2004. He has proven his ability to bring talented players together and make them play effectively as a unit, which is exactly what England needs. I am not concerned about his commitment to England being a foreigner. He is a proud, professional man who likes to win. No one out there can match his pedigree as an international manager.

Ivanauskas happy with Vogts link
BBC News – Apr 4, 2006

Vogts, who was in charge of Germany from 1990-98 before a stint in Kuwait, was savaged by the tabloid press towards the end of his reign in Scotland. Having failed to reach Euro 2004 after a play-off with Holland, Scotland started badly in the race for this year’s World Cup – picking up just two points in three games under Vogts. His only experience of club management was a brief and unhappy spell at Bayer Leverkusen in 2000. Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon was given his Scotland debut by Vogts against Trinidad and Tobago in 2004. But the 23-year-old would not be drawn on the subject of teaming up with the German again. He said: “First of all, that’s not a decision for any of us players to make, that’s something that Mr Romanov will decide when the time is right… His only experience of club management was a brief and unhappy spell at Bayer Leverkusen in 2000. Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon was given his Scotland debut by Vogts against Trinidad and Tobago in 2004. But the 23-year-old would not be drawn on the subject of teaming up with the German again. He said: “First of all, that’s not a decision for any of us players to make, that’s something that Mr Romanov will decide when the time is right. “We’ve got to be fully concentrated in the last few weeks of the season and whatever happens after that we’ll deal with it then. “Berti gave me my debut and my first caps and I’ll always be grateful for that. “He gave me the break I needed at international level and I’m grateful to him for sticking by me in those early games.

BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Vassell still has England…
BBC News – Apr 2, 2006
He told the Sunday Mirror: “I have not lost hope of playing for England again and if the call came for the World Cup I would put off the operation and go. “I would put myself on the line if Mr Eriksson wanted me in Germany. ”

Vassell has not featured for England since the Euro 2004 quarter-final defeat by Portugal in which he missed a spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out. And he added: “At the moment it seems that I’m not in Mr Eriksson’s thoughts. “But if England happened I could put off the surgery – unless I broke down completely.

BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Guide to Juventus
BBC News – Mar 27, 2006
The game went ahead and Juventus won 1-0 after Michel Platini’s penalty. They won their second title, now under the guise of the Champions League, in 1996 when they beat Ajax 4-2 on penalties – with Fabrizio Ravanelli scoring for Juve as 90 minutes and extra time finished at 1-1. Juve appeared in the next two finals, but could not repeat the success of 1996. They lost 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund the following year, before a Pedrag Mijatovic goal for Real Madrid saw off the Italians in 1997. They were back in the final in 2003, but this time Serie A rivals AC Milan stood in the way, losing 3-2 on penalties. Last season, Juve were defeated by eventual champions Liverpool at the quarter-final stage. Back to top

JUVENTUS – THE TEAM

Many great players have graced the black and white shirt for La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady)… However, he bounced back to wear the number one jersey at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. Brazil legend Pele named Buffon as one of the top 125 living footballers in 2004. Gianluca ZAMBROTTA (defender) Many regard Zambrotta as one of the toughest and most consistent defenders in the world. The 29-year-old Italy star is also very versatile and has been utilised on the right and left wing by former Juve coach Marcelo Lippi and current commander-in-chief Fabio Capello. He has won three Serie A titles with the Turin outfit and signed a new deal last year that will keep him at Juve until 2010.

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