Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

May 20, 2006

Referee loses game of patience

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The News Review:

* Greeks and gold
* DAILY EXPRESS NEWS
* Midfielder Maniche leaves Chelsea
* Referee loses game of patience
* Hooligans aside, Group D could be a problem for German authorities
* Cole wants new Chelsea deal before World Cup
* Spurs are on the up, says Berbatov
* Argies look undaunted in group of death
* Cup phobia: how to get away from it on the cheap
* Now Dutch are tarnished by betting scandal brush

Greeks and gold
The Age – May 20, 2006
For many in the crowd that will throng to the MCG, the emotionalties of family and the old world will be counterbalanced bycommitment and respect for their new home and its aspirations. The game itself represents homage to their forebears who helpedestablish soccer here. Greece has not played here since 1978 inSydney, where the teams drew 1-1 in the final game of a three-matchtour. It is also a major signpost on the way to soccer beingestablished as a mainstream sport, with players becoming householdnames and competing in the biggest tournament in world sport. That Australia now has clout to attract the European champion tothe other side of the world for a friendly says much about thesport’s development here. It may be a friendly, but when English Premier League refereeMike Riley blows the whistle on Thursday night this match will bekeenly contested. For the Socceroos, fringe players or those close to a place inthe starting lineup have a perfect opportunity to show coach GuusHiddink that they are worthy of selection when the serious stuffstarts in Kaiserslautern against Japan on June 12… is thatmost of the Greek community will support both teams,” he said. “Wewant to thank the Greek team for the great memories and emotionsthey gave us in Euro 2004, and we want to give the Socceroos agreat send-off for the World Cup. It’s a beautiful game for bothcountries. A lot of people are buying two scarves to show they carefor the two countries, the one for their heritage, the one wherethey live. Ange Postecoglou, the former South Melbourne and Socceroodefender and title-winning South coach, now is at the helm ofAustralia’s under-17 and under-20 teams. He is perhaps Melbourne’s best embodiment of the Greekexperience and its impact on Australian soccer.

DAILY EXPRESS NEWS
Daily Express – May 19, 2006
I don’t think we did that badly in qualifiers and tournaments. We lost against Brazil last time and they won the World Cup. “Against Portugal, who went to the final of Euro 2004, we lost on penalties. In my opinion we haven’t done that badly. We are not going into tournaments and losing 4-0 or 5-0 against anyone. “I think we are there together with the best teams in the world. People will not accept that we go out in the quarter-finals this time and I want to do better than that.

Midfielder Maniche leaves Chelsea
CNN – May 20, 2006
The 28-year-old signed on loan from Russian side Dynamo Moscow in January but found it hard to establish himself in the first team. It was the third time that Maniche, who is in Portugal’s World Cup squad, had played under Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho — having already been with him at Benfica and Porto, with whom he won the 2004 Champions League. Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon paid tribute to Maniche, capped 28 times by his country and whose goal against The Netherlands in the Euro 2004 semifinal was voted goal of the championships. "He certainly contributed to the team. We make a big thank you for that and wish him all the best," said Kenyon. Maniche played just 11 times for Chelsea and perhaps his most noteworthy contribution was being sent off against West Ham. It is unlikely that Maniche will stay at Dynamo Moscow as just four months after he joined them last year — he was part of a three player package from Porto that cost them 30 million euros — he said he wanted to leave… Maniche played just 11 times for Chelsea and perhaps his most noteworthy contribution was being sent off against West Ham. It is unlikely that Maniche will stay at Dynamo Moscow as just four months after he joined them last year — he was part of a three player package from Porto that cost them 30 million euros — he said he wanted to leave. "I am not happy and neither is my family. I don’t like the country, I don’t like the league and I don’t like the weather," he said.

Referee loses game of patience
Telegraph.co.uk – May 18, 2006
His decision to send off Jens Lehmann for the denial of an obvious goalscoring opportunity when the Arsenal goalkeeper brought down Samuel Eto’o was awful – as bad as awarding Arsenal a free-kick from which Sol Campbell headed them into the lead. Had Hauge waited a second or two, as one would expect from an experienced referee, there would have been no need for the red card. Ludovic Giuly’s goal would have stood and the Norwegian official would not have dismissed Lehmann because the goal would not have been denied. No controversy, plenty of common sense… In February he dismissed Chelsea’s Asier Del Horno for a foul on Barcelona’s Lionel Messi at Stamford Bridge. At Euro 2004, in a game between Russia and Portugal, Hauge sent off Russia goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov two minutes after half-time when he handled a back-pass outside his area – though how the Norwegian saw it as the clear denial of a goalscoring opportunity was puzzling, as Ovchinnikov was on the ground surrounded by players from both sides.

Hooligans aside, Group D could be a problem for German authorities
Jamaica Observer – May 20, 2006
At the World Cup four years ago, Portugal lost to South Korea and the United States and were eliminated in the first round. The Portuguese rebounded two years later by reaching the final at the European Championship, and have another strong squad heading to Germany. Not to mention a Brazilian coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is trying to win the World Cup with his second team. “I have a shot at that. Let’s see how things go and whether I deserve it,” said Scolari, who led Brazil to their fifth title in South Korea and Japan. Still, Scolari is wary of being overly optimistic. “There will be more hurdles and difficulties (in Germany) than at Euro 2004… Let’s see how things go and whether I deserve it,” said Scolari, who led Brazil to their fifth title in South Korea and Japan. Still, Scolari is wary of being overly optimistic. “There will be more hurdles and difficulties (in Germany) than at Euro 2004. We have to keep our feet firmly on the ground, especially the players,” Scolari said. Luis Figo, the team’s top player, said Portugal has always had problems when in an “apparently easy group. ” But he seems ready to make amends. “Smart people don’t make the same mistake twice,” the Inter Milan midfielder said.

Cole wants new Chelsea deal before World Cup
Independent Online – May 19, 2006
“The contract talks are going well. I’ve talked to (chief executive) Peter Kenyon and I believe we want the same things. “It’s not about money, that part of the contract is done, but there are still a few things to be sorted out. ”

Cole, who has blossomed under Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho over the past two years, is virtually certain to start for England in Germany – either in his usual left midfield slot or as a stand-in forward for injured Wayne Rooney. The 24-year-old has never had it so good with England… ”

Cole, who has blossomed under Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho over the past two years, is virtually certain to start for England in Germany – either in his usual left midfield slot or as a stand-in forward for injured Wayne Rooney. The 24-year-old has never had it so good with England. “I’ve been involved in two big tournaments now, the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004 and in total I’ve played 10 minutes of football, as a substitute against Sweden in Japan. “It was great experience both times and invaluable to me. But I have to admit I felt like a spare part at times, particularly in Portugal. “It’s marvellous to be in any England squad but at the end of the day I want to play. ”

Speaking at England’s Portugal training camp, he said: “I definitely feel more confident now, more established.

Spurs are on the up, says Berbatov
Independent Online – May 18, 2006
“The squad has some terrific young players, an excellent manager and coaching staff and I am looking forward to playing my part. “In the past maybe, something was missing, I’m not sure what, but the club is going up and up and that’s why people are starting to notice Tottenham and speak about them. “I watched Tottenham on television from Germany and I’m very happy to be here with a young team and a club that is building something special. I want to be part of it and to play my part and that is to score goals. “My new career starts here and it’s a new adventure for me… A run of nine goals in 11 games in 2000-01 was enough to persuade Leverkusen to sign Berbatov in June 2001 and he appeared in the Champions League final against Real Madrid at the end of that season. He made his international debut when only 18 in November 1999 and scored with his first touch in a competitive game in a World Cup qualifier against Denmark a year later. In qualification for Euro 2004 Berbatov scored five goals in six games. Berbatov, who has been with Bayer Leverkusen for five years, says he hopes he can transfer his Bundesliga form to England. “That’s why Spurs bought me,” he said. “I will try everything to do that. I want to make the team and the fans happy.

Argies look undaunted in group of death
Vanguard – May 20, 2006
Kezman was at Chelsea before leaving for Spain. There is always so much to say about the Dutch. But this is hoping that this time, they will not implode. The only team to have lost consecutive World Cup final matches to host nations (1974 and 1978), Holland still looks for a first world title. Not even the inimitable Johan Cruyff could land them one. It happens that Marco van Basten, the former world class striker who is now coach, has left behind Roy Makaay, Edgar Davids and Clarence Seedorf, saying he doesn’t need them. But this team is still loaded with talent… But this team is still loaded with talent. Andy van der Meyde, Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, Robie van Persie and Arjen Robben are some of the young guns ready to let go, while Philip Cocu, Jaap Stam and goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar can be remembered from previous tournaments. At Euro 2004, Holland fell to Czech Republic in what was the most thrilling game of the tournament. They should see their first match against Serbia and Montenegro as one they must win, otherwise the Ivorians and Argies would plunge into them with venom. The match of the group won’t come until June 21, when Holland meet Argentina in Frankfurt. It can be recalled that the two teams played the match of the tournament in France eight years ago, the Dutch winning with a last-gap touch of a legend by Dennis Bergkamp. FINALS SCHEDULEJune 10: Argentina Vs Cote d’Ivoire (Hamburg)June 11: Serbia and Montenegro Vs Holland (Leipzig)June 16: Argentina Vs Serbia and Montenegro (Gelsenkirchen)June 16: Holland Vs Cote d’Ivoire (Stuttgart)June 21: Holland Vs Argentina (Frankfurt)June 21: Cote d’Ivoire Vs Serbia and Montenegro (Munich) Easy run for Portugal and Mexico in Group DThe group D at the World Cup finals undoubtedly looks the most predictable, with Portugal and tongue-brothers, Mexico, far ahead and above Iran and Angola, whichever way you look at it.

Cup phobia: how to get away from it on the cheap
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – May 20, 2006
Sean Tipton, of the Association of British Travel Agents, said: “We are probably the only people in the country hoping England get knocked out early. For most Britons, the summer holidays will not start until the national side’s tournament is over. “The day that England are knocked out people hit the phones and start booking holidays to cheer themselves up. ” The World Cup helps to explain why lastminute. com is offering cut prices on breaks including a a seven-night luxury holiday in Taba, Egypt, and seven nights in Sardinia. A spokeswoman said: “People do seem to be booking later anyway but in a World Cup year they hold off to see how far England will go… com is offering cut prices on breaks including a a seven-night luxury holiday in Taba, Egypt, and seven nights in Sardinia. A spokeswoman said: “People do seem to be booking later anyway but in a World Cup year they hold off to see how far England will go. We saw this in 2002 and with Euro 2004. ” Thomson, the country’s largest travel operator, said that despite big reductions on holidays to destinations including Egypt, Greece and Mexico, customers were still holding back. “Holidays are not selling brilliantly,” a company spokesman added. Thomas Cook is providing big screens to show matches at Manchester and Gatwick airports. Pilots will update passengers with the latest scores, and the company has created a selection of football-themed holidays, during which matches will be shown live and guests can attend football schools.

Now Dutch are tarnished by betting scandal brush
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – May 19, 2006
The Belgian FA suspended six players and coaches, as well as officials at the first division club, La Louvière, after their alleged involvement with a Shanghai-based betting ring. In Finland, Allianssi, the top-flight club, were also investigated after a shock 8-0 loss to Haka, shortly after the club were bought by a Chinese businessman who then proceeded to replace most of the first-team squad for the match. Sixteen individuals — including the former president of the league, Valentim Loureiro — were arrested and accused of rigging matches in Portugal on the eve of Euro 2004, while in Poland, Piotr Dziurowicz, the president of GKS Katowice, blew the whistle on widespread corruption after admitting that, for several years, he had made payments to referees to arrange matches. And, in Italy’s Serie A, a dozen footballers, including G ianluigi Buffon, the Italy and Juventus goalkeeper, are being investigated for betting on football. The regulations vary widely from country to country. For example, the Italian league bars all professional footballers from placing bets of any kind, on any sporting event (Buffon maintains he only bet on foreign football and, in any case, ceased betting as of November 2005, when the ban came into effect). In England, players are allowed to wager on any match in which they are not involved, yet, conceivably, the risk remains that footballers may obtain privileged information from colleagues at other clubs and use it in placing bets… The regulations vary widely from country to country. For example, the Italian league bars all professional footballers from placing bets of any kind, on any sporting event (Buffon maintains he only bet on foreign football and, in any case, ceased betting as of November 2005, when the ban came into effect). In England, players are allowed to wager on any match in which they are not involved, yet, conceivably, the risk remains that footballers may obtain privileged information from colleagues at other clubs and use it in placing bets. “We have strict rules about players betting and a system of checks and balances to enforce them,” a Premier League spokesman said last night. “And the Football Association has an agreement with Betfair [a prominent betting exchange] to monitor unusual or suspicious betting patterns. ” TAYLOR SAYS NOMick McCarthy will have a second interview for the vacant managerial job at Charlton Athletic after Peter Taylor withdrew from the running last night because he was unhappy about the likelihood of having to give up his role as England Under-21 manager. Billy Davies, the Preston North End manager, remains the favourite for the post, with Phil Parkinson, the Colchester United manager, also among the candidates.

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