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July 22, 2006

Bid to host World Cup Down Under ‘realistic’

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The News Review:

* Brazil’s Coach Quits After World Cup Debacle
* Independent Online Edition > Business Analysis & Features
* The World Cup is over
* Bid to host World Cup Down Under ‘realistic’
* CSF backs Brazil’s World Cup 2014 bid
* Prendy close to full fitness
* Zidane case sets disciplinary precedent
* Showdown looms over Jarrett Park
* Clemente to coach Serbia
* Fifa reacts on NFA squabbles
* Buffon, Nedved to stay with Juve | FOOTBALL | SPORT | tvnz.co.nz

Brazil’s Coach Quits After World Cup Debacle
Washington Post – Jul 20, 2006
Chris Henderson and Jerrod Laventure scored to lead the New York Red Bulls past the host Columbus Crew, 2-0. · COLLEGES: Two former Montana State athletes pleaded not guilty to charges they murdered a suspected drug dealer and covered up evidence of the crime. Former basketball player Branden Miller and former football player John LeBrum are charged with murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. Their bail was continued at $1 million each. Miller and LeBrum, both 22, are charged in the June 23 shooting death of Jason Wright , 26, whose body was found in a Montana State agronomy field. · TENNIS: Mariano Zabaleta ousted top-seeded Gaston Gaudio from the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, with a 6-4, 6-0 victory. Zabaleta will face Luis Horna , who defeated Albert Portas , 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

Independent Online Edition > Business Analysis & Features
Independent – Jul 21, 2006
Official figures yesterday showed the high street enjoyed its best spring trading session in four years. Thumping growth of 0. 9 per cent last month alone took the increase in the second quarter – April to June – to 2. 1 per cent, a figure that has not been surpassed since May 2002… Household goods stores posted quarterly growth of 4. 6 per cent, the best for more than five years. But dig a little deeper and a strong candidate emerges – the football World Cup. The driving factor behind sales of household goods was electrical goods, within which televisions – and particularly plasma screen sets – were stronger again. Demand for flat-screen televisions, which has climbed as prices have dropped, escalated from April as the country began to go football crazy. At one point John Lewis department stores saw a near 100 per cent year-on-year rise in television sales. And Comet, the electricals chain owned by Kesa, said yesterday flat-screen televisions were behind its 8.

The World Cup is over
Economic Times – Jul 20, 2006
However, the fallout from the 2006 World Cup is also
significant now that the game reverts from stoking nationalist passions to
refuelling inter-club rivalries at the highest level. As opposed to
nationalism at the once-in-four-years event called the World Cup, the emphasis
is on globalisation in club football at the English Premier League, the Spanish
Prima Liga, the German Bundesliga or the Italian Serie A. As the
game reverts to its regular tempo, the best clubs pick up the best players they
can afford. In the summer of 1998, English fans were upset with Beckham for
getting disqualified and sent off in the World Cup quarter-finals against
Argentina but Manchester United supporters hailed him as a conquering hero once
he helped the club win one tournament after the other!

Christiano
Ronaldo will be hoping that history repeats itself… However, the fallout from the 2006 World Cup is also
significant now that the game reverts from stoking nationalist passions to
refuelling inter-club rivalries at the highest level. As opposed to
nationalism at the once-in-four-years event called the World Cup, the emphasis
is on globalisation in club football at the English Premier League, the Spanish
Prima Liga, the German Bundesliga or the Italian Serie A. As the
game reverts to its regular tempo, the best clubs pick up the best players they
can afford. In the summer of 1998, English fans were upset with Beckham for
getting disqualified and sent off in the World Cup quarter-finals against
Argentina but Manchester United supporters hailed him as a conquering hero once
he helped the club win one tournament after the other!

Christiano
Ronaldo will be hoping that history repeats itself. The 21-year-old Portuguese
winger was initially reluctant to return to Manchester United after the 2006
World Cup quarter-finals where English fans accused him of encouraging the
referee to send off Wayne Rooney for stomping all over a prostrate Ricardo
Carvalho.

Bid to host World Cup Down Under ‘realistic’
Independent Online – Jul 20, 2006
South Africa will stage the next World Cup finals in 2010 and South America is in line on rotation for the following mondial in 2014, but Australia are warming to the prospect of bidding for the 2018 finals. The FFA has yet to formally announce its plans but chief executive John O’Neill indicated Thursday it was in the pipeline. “I think 2018 is realistic and we will be making some announcements shortly,” he told local radio.

CSF backs Brazil’s World Cup 2014 bid
rte.ie – Jul 22, 2006
‘The first option to host the 2014 World Cup is Brazil. They officially asked for the honour and were supported by the ten South American federations,’ said the Paraguayan after a meeting with Colombian vice-president Francisco Santos. Leoz rejected the Colombian candidacy for the time being adding: ‘They had the big chance in 1986 but they were replaced by Mexico because they had several economic problems. ‘
However, Santos claimed that Colombia will fight to improve their chances of hosting the most important football tournament.

Prendy close to full fitness
Jamaica Gleaner – Jul 22, 2006
The 42-year-old, one of the original 23 referees to make the cut to officiate in the recently- concluded 2006 football World Cup in Germany, was unable to do duties at the tournament as he picked up an injury just days before the start. He had surgery on June 1, and has been recuperating since. “At the end of the week I will do a fitness test to see where I am at. Normally I would do one every Friday but this week will be my first one since the operation,” said Prendergast, who has been running but has not yet ‘gone full blast’. RECOVERY TIME”The recovery time for me to get back to full fitness was six weeks which should have been expired by now,” Prendergast told The Gleaner yesterday adding that, “full recovery is of course dependent on post-operational therapy.

Zidane case sets disciplinary precedent
Telegraph.co.uk – Jul 22, 2006
Zidane retired after the World Cup, his last act on a football field was to be sent off for butting Italy’s Marco Materazzi in the final, and so would not have served the ban. The committee, meeting at Fifa’s headquarters in Zurich, accepted his offer and so brought to an end the most extraordinary disciplinary process in the history of the world body. The committee were keen to place Materazzi and Zidane on an almost equal footing.

Showdown looms over Jarrett Park
Jamaica Gleaner – Jul 20, 2006
James Cricket Association (StJCA). Responding to a statement from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for World Cup 2007, in which that body claimed that it had been granted permission to use the park for the warm-up matches, president of the JPMC Adrian Grant said his committee had given no such commitment and remained adamant that unless alternate arrangements were made to facilitate football, no such permission would be granted. “I am not going to sit back and allow them to come here and kick out the footballers,” said Grant, who has been advocating the upgrading of another venue for football. “All I am asking is that 1,500 seats be put in place at either the UDC playing field or at the new Catherine Hall stadium so that the football clubs will have a place to use,” he said… “The JPMC is responsible for the daily operations of the park and, as chairman of the parish council, I would not get involved unless there is a situation in which they invite my intervention. “Under the LOC’s plans to use Jarrett Park, it would require that the facility be closed between late February or early March next year to facilitate preparation for the warm-up cricket matches. That period will coincide with games in the 2006-2007 Wray & Nephew National Premier League competition. “We are prepared to join the JPMC in their bid to secure another venue for the football teams because it would be a great shame if we did not get these warm-up cricket games at Jarrett Park,” said Chambers. “We have given our word to the LOC and we would not want to go back on that assurance. “The decisive stance taken by Grant has won him much support among sporting enthusiasts in the parish, who have long been clamouring for the development of additional top-flight sporting facilities in St.

Clemente to coach Serbia
Hindu – Jul 21, 2006
“We agreed the terms, and Clemente will formally sign the contract soon,” president of Serbia’s Football Federation Zvezdan Terzic said. Clemente, who led Spain for six years through 1998, will also become Serbia’s highest ever paid coach, with the two-year contract reported to be worth euro 700,000 ($ 873,700). “Clemente said that he will take over Serbia because of a sports challenge, and not because of the money,” Terzic said. Serbia-Montenegro — the final vestige of old unified Yugoslavia — was knocked out of the World Cup after losing its three first-round matches to the Netherlands, Argentina and Ivory Coast… “Clemente said that he will take over Serbia because of a sports challenge, and not because of the money,” Terzic said. Serbia-Montenegro — the final vestige of old unified Yugoslavia — was knocked out of the World Cup after losing its three first-round matches to the Netherlands, Argentina and Ivory Coast. Serbia-Montenegro’s World Cup coach Ilija Petkovic was sacked upon the team’s return to Belgrade. Serbia, which has now split with Montenegro, will play its first match as a separate nation in a friendly against the Czech Republic on August 16. Athletic Bilbao dismissed the outspoken Clemente earlier this month, apparently for his criticism of the Spanish club’s off-season signings. He has also been in charge of Espanyol on two occasions, along with Atletico Madrid, Real Betis, Real Sociedad, Tenerife and French team Marseille. — AP

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Fifa reacts on NFA squabbles
Namibian – Jul 21, 2006
Further, Champagne stressed that the current crisis is a severe one which cannot be solved with a quick-fix solution, but should be used as an opportunity to revamp the structures of the whole pyramid and re-legitimise all the echelons, referring to the entire structure of the NFA. Namibia was affiliated to Fifa in 1990, but according to the world soccer body, has been marred by leadership problems and tribal issues. Fifa also pointed out that hosting the 2010 World Cup in South Africa constitutes a historical window of opportunity for Namibian football, both in terms of local development and internationally considering the geographical proximity to South Africa for the pre-tournament phase. The report said the Brave Warriors’ first qualification to the 1998 African Nations Cup in Burkina Faso and the good results obtained there, were a milestone in the history of Namibian football but did not serve as a long term platform for further success in regional, continental and world cup competitions.

Buffon, Nedved to stay with Juve | FOOTBALL | SPORT | tvnz.co.nz
TVNZ – Jul 20, 2006
It had been expected that the relegation and a 30-point deduction for their part in the Italian match-fixing scandals would trigger the departure of the team’s star players. But the World Cup-winner Buffon, and influential playmaker Nedved have both indicated they are willing to stay and help the struggling Turin club. Their star striker Alessandro Del Piero has already said he does not want to leave and the former Lazio star Nedved is also expected to stay. Meanwhile, Inter Milan may be awarded the 2006 Serie A title, even though they finished third last season. It had been thought the championship would be declared void, but reports in Italy suggest it could now be handed to Inter… But the World Cup-winner Buffon, and influential playmaker Nedved have both indicated they are willing to stay and help the struggling Turin club. Their star striker Alessandro Del Piero has already said he does not want to leave and the former Lazio star Nedved is also expected to stay. Meanwhile, Inter Milan may be awarded the 2006 Serie A title, even though they finished third last season. It had been thought the championship would be declared void, but reports in Italy suggest it could now be handed to Inter.

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