Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

June 19, 2006

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* Your World Cup questions answered
* England not afraid of Germany
* USATODAY.com – Switzerland eyes second round after topping Togo
* News | Telegraph
* Match Reports | 17.06.2006 Black Stars Hope to Rebound Against Injury…
* Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | Soccer
* 2006 World Cup: Postcards from Germany
* BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Your views on Portugal v Iran
* World Cup uniforms can lend style with an edge
* Sports Events : Mark Smoyer
* The Age: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technolog…

Your World Cup questions answered
BBC News – Jun 19, 2006
The three-pronged approach of banning known troublemakers, fans self-policing and positive action to promote fan friendship by English fans has made great strides since Japan 2002. I hope Fifa make the same commendations for our fans as Uefa did in Euro 2004 and shift their focus to fan violence in other nations. ”

Piara: “The arrests made at the Poland Germany game received extensive coverage in the German and Polish media. In the UK, the possibility of problems around this match and with Polish fans in general was a big story in the UK media leading into the tournament. So I’m not sure the comparison you make is true, England fans get a bad press but so do supporters of other nations. ”

Roger: “There were bits on the news here in Germany, about 30 seconds, but if that had been English fans it would have been wall-to-wall… ”

Piara: “The arrests made at the Poland Germany game received extensive coverage in the German and Polish media. In the UK, the possibility of problems around this match and with Polish fans in general was a big story in the UK media leading into the tournament. So I’m not sure the comparison you make is true, England fans get a bad press but so do supporters of other nations. ”

Roger: “There were bits on the news here in Germany, about 30 seconds, but if that had been English fans it would have been wall-to-wall. I don’t think it’s fair because the whole purpose of me being out here is to treat the fans on their behaviour, not their reputation. Years ago, it was deserved but the last six or seven years it’s consistently recycled. By the way, only 40 of the arrests involving the Polish were for substantive offences and 400 were preventative arrests.

England not afraid of Germany
TVNZ – Jun 18, 2006
“A lot of people are saying we’d prefer to play Ecuador insteadof Germany but I’ve watched Ecuador play in this tournament andthey’re playing really well,” he said. “Whoever we play, it’s going to be difficult but we’re confidentwe can progress to the quarter-finals. In the meantime, England face an opponent on Tuesday they havenot beaten since 1968. Gerrard, who captained England when they lost 1-0 to Sweden in aEuro 2004 warm-up game in Gothenburg, is anxious to wipe the slateclean. GREAT MOMENT “It was a great moment to be given the armband against Swedenbut the result wasn’t very good,” he said. “It ruined a bit of adream day to be honest. “I think it’s about time we put a stop to this Sweden thing andthat we go out on Tuesday and get a win against them… “Whoever we play, it’s going to be difficult but we’re confidentwe can progress to the quarter-finals. In the meantime, England face an opponent on Tuesday they havenot beaten since 1968. Gerrard, who captained England when they lost 1-0 to Sweden in aEuro 2004 warm-up game in Gothenburg, is anxious to wipe the slateclean. GREAT MOMENT “It was a great moment to be given the armband against Swedenbut the result wasn’t very good,” he said. “It ruined a bit of adream day to be honest. “I think it’s about time we put a stop to this Sweden thing andthat we go out on Tuesday and get a win against them. We’re reallyconfident that we can get three points.

USATODAY.com – Switzerland eyes second round after topping Togo
USA Today – Jun 19, 2006
Barnetta added a goal in the 88th for the Swiss, in their first World Cup since 1994. Frei missed a clear chance in front of an open net early in the second half, but will be remembered for his goal, the 26th in 46 games for Switzerland. Frei was sent home in disgrace from Euro 2004 after spitting at an opponent, but has now more than redeemed himself in the national eye. “I was simply happy and proud to be on the Swiss national team,” Frei said. “We all know he can be even more efficient than we saw today, but he’s coming back from a long injury period,” coach Koebi Kuhn said. “He can only improve. ”
Dortmund’s Westfalen Stadium resembled a mini-Switzerland, echoing to roars of “Hopp Schweiz.

News | Telegraph
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 19, 2006
However, a timely scientific study can offer some help. It has confirmed what every schoolboy is told: decide where you are going to kick the ball beforehand – and never change your mind. The result has been elimination from four big tournaments, twice at the hands – or rather feet – of Germany, in 1990 and 1996. As David Beckham’s team face the possibility of another penalty shoot-out in the World Cup knock-out stages, the research demonstrates that players who stick to a target picked before their run-up are more likely to score than those who try to outwit the goalkeeper at the last second. Scientists observed 10 “intermediate level” footballers taking penalties with two different strategies, described as “keeper-independent” and “keeper-dependent”.

Match Reports | 17.06.2006 Black Stars Hope to Rebound Against Injury…
Deutsche Welle – Jun 17, 2006
The 24-year-old has missed most training sessions, and even painkillers have not helped him finish workouts. “Serious losses”

Adding to Czech coach Karel Brückner’s troubles, star striker Jan Koller was carried off on a stretcher after pulling his hamstring during the Czech Republic’s 3-0 win over the United States on Monday. The Czechs are also without forward Vladimir Smicer, who pulled out of the squad through injury before the tournament. “Koller, Baros, Smicer, these are serious losses for us,” Brückner told reporters this week, adding that the pressure would now be on the midfield… But there is strength in the team. ”

The Czechs will have to face Italy in their final match, so victory over Ghana would be a welcome insurance policy in their bid to reach the second round. The Czechs will be counting on Tomas Rosicky, who scored twice against the US on Monday and has just signed on to Arsenal, as well as the talented and energetic midfielder Pavel Nedved — widely considered the best Czech player of modern times — to stifle the Black Stars challenge. Ghana looks at scoring

Ghana will be looking to transform their stylish play into goals in Saturday’s clash — something they failed to do during the game against Italy despite ample possession in midfield.

Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | Soccer
Providence Journal – Providence Journal (subscription) – Jun 17, 2006
We have to take our one, two, three chances. When we get a chance, we have to score. Not scoring against the Czechs, ranked second by FIFA, wasn’t shameful. Looking bewildered and overwhelmed was. So the United States, which made the quarterfinals in the 2002 tournament, needs more than an offensive spark. It needs some confidence. “All we did was lose a game,” Arena said… It won’t be easy, considering the Czechs looked like one of the best teams in the tournament against the United States. Tomas Rosicky scored two goals and was a dominant player, and goalkeeper Petr Cech is outstanding. “We’d like to repeat Euro 2004 where we had a spot in the second round assured after two matches,” Cech said. “If we have six points here, we’ll be near advancing.

2006 World Cup: Postcards from Germany
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription… – Jun 19, 2006
were in the room, along with large contingents from Erikkson’s homeland, Sweden, and England. Eriksson ended the conference by speaking in Swedish, answering five questions from Swedish reporters. During the session, someone asked Eriksson if he was concerned that Rooney had not scored a “competitive” goal for England since Euro 2004, with only two goals in friendlies since then. “No, if I said that Wayne Rooney concerns me, people would think I’m crazy,” Eriksson said. “I hope I’m not crazy. “All of us in the camp want to see Rooney on the pitch. We saw him last game and we want to see him longer on the pitch tomorrow.

BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Your views on Portugal v Iran
BBC News – Jun 17, 2006
Portugal can do much better – don’t know about England though. 1611: The-Kop-ProphetPortugal got out of jail due to a moment of brilliance by Deco. I’m not sure Figo was touched for the penalty. The defender looked like he pulled out at the last minute on slo-mo and Figo just went down!

1608: Culloden CrowI’m glad Scolari’s not England manager. 1554: The PainMost impressive player: Costinha. Portugal’s creative players didn’t shine as much as they should have done… Most of the European nations have changed at least three of their players since then but Portugal have stuck with continuity. 1337: 606_upside_down_909I’m hoping for goals. We couldn’t do much against Angola, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we are made to sweat for the win. 1336: super-wightmanI hope Iran win just to keep the group wide open!

1330: The PainThe return of Deco should help to freshen the Portugal side up.

World Cup uniforms can lend style with an edge
Arizona Republic – Jun 19, 2006
To be truly relevant and connect with each of the teams, we had to deliver something individual for each team,” says Hudson, who has split allegiances between his native England – not a Nike team – and Brazil, for which he personally designed the solid yellow and solid blue kits. “It was about finding a balance in the jerseys. How do you pay reverence and respect to the teams themselves? We were not as interested in overbranding. ”

Nike’s Sphere Dry fabric is used in all the jerseys. It’s supposed to keep athletes drier and cooler by wicking away moisture. There also are nodes on the underside of the jersey that keep the shirt from clinging. But even with just a single subtle Nike swoosh on the jersey and one on the shorts, this World Cup surely is lining the pockets of sports gear companies: There’s been a 300 percent increase in sales of the Nike’s World Cup wear since the 2002 tournament, with 2… While Eiseman favors the blue-and-orange uniform combination, two British anthropologists at the University of Durham earlier this year conducted a study showing red to be the power color. Looking at four individual combat events at the 2004 Olympic Games, athletes wearing red gear won more often in 16 of 21 rounds of competition in all four events. The researchers also did a preliminary analysis of the Euro 2004 international soccer tournament and found that five teams scored more goals and won more often when they wore shirts that were predominantly red, as opposed to blue or white jerseys. Red may subconsciously intimidate opponents in athletic contests, especially when the athletes are equal in skill and strength, Russell A. Barton suggested in their report. Contacted by the AP for this story, Barton says he can’t make scientific predictions because there are so many other factors, including world rankings and the frequency a team wears its home or away jersey.

Sports Events : Mark Smoyer
San Francisco Chronicle – Jun 17, 2006
Group C has lived up to its billing, though, despite the fact that its weak team is far weaker than qualifying indicated. Serbia-Montenegro figured to at least hold its foes to one goal, if not engage in a trio of scoreless ties. It allowed just one goal in 10 qualifying games. But against Holland, though it lost just 1-0, S-M turned out to not be a great defensive team. It looked slow and its inability to maintain possession for more than a couple passes left it constantly vulnerable. The score could easily have been 3-0… They express all these expectations for teams and then spend the entire second half describing how those expectations aren’t being met. But most of our expectations for teams are baseless. Some of these teams haven’t played together in this context for two years, if you count Euro 2004. The rest haven’t played together in four years. France was getting blistered in its game against Switzerland. Could we really expect France to dominate Switzerland? No, we could not.

The Age: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technolog…
The Age – Jun 19, 2006
After a drab 1-0 victory over lowly Angola last week, coach PhilScolari must have hoped for a convincing performance against asimilarly unheralded Iran. The match was settled by two second-half goals, one a moment ofbrilliance from Deco and the other a penalty of dubious credibilityconverted by Cristiano Ronaldo, but it was another disappointingdisplay by the Euro 2004 finalist. Portugal will move through to the last 16 for the first time in40 years, which explains the celebrations after the final whistle. A draw or better in its remaining group match against Mexico inGelsenkirchen on Wednesday would put it top of group D. Once the Mexico game is out of the way, Portugal’s next opponentwill be Argentina or, more likely, the Netherlands. Neither willlose too much sleep about the prospect.

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