Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

July 25, 2006

Forced changes for All Whites | FOOTBALL | SPORT |

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The News Review:

* Dunga appointed new Brazil coach
* Juventus plead for leniency | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
* BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | The worst scandal of them all
* Forced changes for All Whites | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
* BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Man Utd | Valencia reveal Ronaldo…
* BBC Sport | Sport Homepage | Football | World Football | Tim Vickery…
* Own goals and dud managers – what unites finance and football
* Prendy for CONCACAF Under-20 qualifiers
* Del Horno off to Valencia | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
* BBC SPORT | Football | Scottish Premier | Chick Young’s view
* BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Rangers | Andrews’ Rangers…
* Platini wants UEFA role | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
* Chopra’s aim is to play in World Cup
* Polish FA offices searched in World Cup ticket row

Dunga appointed new Brazil coach
CNN – Jul 25, 2006
They were knocked out in the quarterfinals by France. They had gone to Germany as hot favorites to lift a sixth world title. Dunga, famous for his fighting spirit, captained the Brazil team which won the 1994 World Cup and he wore the armband again four years later when they finished as runners-up to France. "I want to bring the same determination I had as a player," Dunga told the CBF’s Web site. "Motivation and will to win are fundamental for anyone who wants to wear the shirt of the Brazilian national team. "The favorites to replace Parreira had been ex-Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo and former Peru coach Paulo Autuori. Dunga’s first game in charge will be a friendly against Norway in Oslo on Aug.

Juventus plead for leniency | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
TVNZ – Jul 24, 2006
“The career for a footballer is short and some of our best players are world champions,” he said. “None of them wants to risk two years in Serie B or, worse still, relegation to Serie C1 (Italy’s third division). ” Italy’s World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, defenders Gianluca Zambrotta and Lilian Thuram, and Brazilian midfielder Emerson have left since the tribunal announced its guilty verdict last Friday. Zaccone also asked the court to consider the effects of a heavy sanction on Juventus’s income from sponsorship and TV rights, and the effect on investors, who had bought shares in the club. Moggi’s conduct, Zaccone argued, did not constitute “sporting fraud” but a violation of the lesser crime of “unfair conduct”, which gave the court “greater freedom to choose an appropriate sanction”. The other three clubs found guilty by the tribunal – AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio – are also appealing against the verdicts.

BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | The worst scandal of them all
BBC News – Jul 25, 2006
Lazio and Fiorentina have been reinstated to Serie A, but with points deductions, while AC Milan remain in Serie A but minus eight points. So where does this episode rate in terms of the history of football?

BBC Sport examines other times when the sport’s integrity has been called into question and examines whether Italy 2006 is the biggest scandal of them all. CORRUPT REFEREES IN GERMANY

The 2006 World Cup gave German football a feel-good factor, but it is easy to forget that only last year the sport was rocked by scandal. Referee Robert Hoyzer confessed to trying to fix matches in the second division, third division and German Cup. And his testimony uncovered a murky network of corruption linked to a Croatian gambling syndicate.

Forced changes for All Whites | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
TVNZ – Jul 25, 2006
Herbert said he would ease Oughton back into the All Whitesenvironment after he last played for New Zealand against Fiji atthe ill-fated 2004 Oceania Nations Cup-World Cup qualifiers inAdelaide. The tour also offers Paston and Bannatyne the chance to cementspots in the All Whites squad for the start of the Oceania 2010World Cup qualifying process from late next year. Bannatyne gets his chance with Nicholson unavailable and WorldCup squad member Simon Eaddy committed to his goalkeeping coachingrole with the World Cup-bound New Zealand women’s U-20 team. “You could probably throw a blanket over all of them [thegoalkeepers] so it’s an area we want to ensure we get right movingforward into the World Cup,” Herbert said. “With Glen Moss’s recent performances he’s probably grabbed theNo 1 jersey so here are three games for Paston and Bannatyne tocement their World Cup spots. Herbert said while results were always important, he viewed thetour primarily as development towards the World Cup. “For me it’s about who takes their chance.

BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Man Utd | Valencia reveal Ronaldo…
BBC News – Jul 24, 2006
Last week Ferguson said: “Without any question, Ronaldo will be our player next season and for the rest of his contract. “I haven’t paid much attention to what Cristiano is supposed to have said about his future. “I haven’t spoken to him since the World Cup. ”

Ronaldo, who joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon for ?12. 24m in August 2003, is under contract until 2010.

BBC Sport | Sport Homepage | Football | World Football | Tim Vickery…
BBC News – Jul 24, 2006
Football is a universal language which is spoken with many accents. But the game does not always get the credit it deserves for bringing people together. In the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, Brazil were worried when they came up against Hungary in the quarter-finals, because they were playing the best team in the world. By way of motivation the players were whipped up into a nationalistic frenzy in the dressing room. Each of them was ordered to kiss the country’s flag, and they were told to go out and avenge the deaths that Brazil suffered in Italy during the Second World War. Quite what Hungary had to do with this was not clear, but it certainly made the Brazilians go down fighting. They initiated the infamous ‘Battle of Berne’, with tackles flying on the pitch and fists flying at the final whistle… Members of both sides are team-mates with major European clubs, and have frequently forged firm friendships. Amongst the most striking images of the recent World Cup were the scenes of opposing players chatting happily in the tunnel before taking the field. In the event, the most powerful image from Germany 2006 turned out to be Zinedine Zidane’s attack on Marco Materazzi. Perhaps, though, this says as much about the power of today’s media as it does about standards of behaviour on the field. A few years ago, before there were more cameras than players, the incident might never have been picked up. In the 1970 semi-final Pele threw an elbow which laid out a Uruguayan defender – even his strike partner Tostao said that he should have been sent off. But he got away with it – which would almost certainly not happen today.

Own goals and dud managers – what unites finance and football – Jul 24, 2006
some of the smallest”. Yes it’s “Fifa World Cup 2006 – Executive Lessons to Learn”. It’s been all of two weeks since Germany’s beanfeast ended so what better use of a sweltering summer than to “help business managers and leaders develop world-class teams by learning from the world’s best and worst-performing football teams”? Inside Out’s Martin Palethorpe says: “Many people felt that England had the best crop of players at the tournament but why weren’t they able to perform as one? What makes a team and why do decisions off the pitch have such an impact on it? Why was the formation wrong? There are hundreds of business teams in the UK with exactly the same problems. ” There are indeed. I’m sure plenty of hedge fund rocket scientists are trying to figure out why it doesn’t work playing Rooney on his own up front. Christows, presumably, just assumes that the manager was an idiot… There are dinosaurs, doodlers, eager puppies, exhibitionists, experts, gripe-masters, hijackers, the hostile, the jokers, nit-pickers, the rivals, the show-offs, the shy, the sleepers, the slowcoaches, the Speedy Gonzalezes, sneaky ones, troublemakers, whisperers and woolly thinkers. Gosh, that’s an awful lot of people around the boardroom table. Should one assume that they’re all idiots? Or can they help football teams win the World Cup by learning from the globe’s worst-performing businesses?.

Prendy for CONCACAF Under-20 qualifiers
Jamaica Observer – Jul 25, 2006
I couldn’t go out (retire) with an injury, I need to leave on top of the game

SEVEN weeks and five days since undergoing a successful knee operation in Switzerland, Jamaican FIFA referee Peter Prendergast has been selected by the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) to officiate in Group “B” games of the 2007 CONCACAF Under-20 Men’s Qualifying Competition in the Dominican Republic from July 26-August 2. Prendergast, who missed the recent World Cup Finals in Germany because of injury, will be joined by five other Jamaican officials for the tournament which comprises of Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the hosts country. The officials are due to leave the island today and return to Jamaica on August 3. The other local officials are FIFA referees Raymond Pine and Howard Stennett, as well as FIFA assistant referees Anthony Garwood, Rohan Thobourne and Garnet Page. Prendergast, 42, who pulled out of football’s showpiece event after tearing the meniscus in his right knee on May 26 in Frankfurt, yesterday told the Observer that he’s almost back to full strength. “I’m probably about 85 per cent, based on my standards and my standard is a very high one, so I’m way above average… Prior to the injury, Prendergast was due to become the first referee from the Caribbean to officiate in two senior World Cup Finals, having done so in Japan and South Korea in 2002, where he took charge of two games – one in the group stage and the other in the round of 16 between eventual champions Brazil and Belgium. The champions won that game 2-0. Meanwhile, three other Jamaican officials have been selected by the CFU to participate in the 2006 Caribbean Football Union Youth Championships in Trinidad from August 15-26. The officials are FIFA referee Courtney Campbell and FIFA assistant referees Stephen Brown and Triston Tulloch. Chairman of the Jamaica Referees Commission Charles Barrett has been appointed as a Referee Assessor for the tournament. The second CFU Youth Championships will also double as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2007 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The competition features 28 teams in seven groups.

Del Horno off to Valencia | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
TVNZ – Jul 23, 2006
He made 32appearances for the club but failed to live up to expectations. He hit the headlines when he was sent off for a wild challengeon Barcelona forward Lionel Messi during Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat atStamford Bridge in the Champions League first knockout round inFebruary. Although he was selected as part of the Spain squad for theWorld Cup finals he had to withdraw at the last minute aftersuffering a recurrence of an Achilles tendon problem. Valencia finished third in the Primera Liga to earn a place inthe Champions League third qualifying round next season.

BBC SPORT | Football | Scottish Premier | Chick Young’s view
BBC News – Jul 25, 2006
Allez Les Bleus, right enough. At the other end of the Scottish Premier League, let me boldly say that I have no fears about my own favoured side, St Mirren, yo-yoing back to from whence they came. It’s a bit like the World Cup. As I worked in Germany, it crossed my mind that our rapidly improving national side would not be running scared from the lion’s share of the teams in Germany and that we are not, after all, that far off the pace of the world game. Likewise, St Mirren won’t win the league, nor qualify for Europe, but they will be the match of the clubs at the dodgy end of the division. It’ll be a dogfight down there, but players should be advised to keep the head.

BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Rangers | Andrews’ Rangers…
BBC News – Jul 23, 2006
The Frenchman says Andrews does not feature in his plans for the coming season, leaving the Trinidad and Tobago international to look for a new club. The 30-year-old has been at Ibrox for the last two years. But with Julien Rodriguez, Karl Svensson and Jose Karl Pierre Fanfan ahead of him in the pecking order, his Rangers career is at an end.

Platini wants UEFA role | FOOTBALL | SPORT |
TVNZ – Jul 25, 2006
The election will take place during the ruling body’s congressin Dusseldorf, Germany on January 25-26 next year. Platini is the only other man to have officially declared as acandidate for the next four-year term. Former Germany captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer, who presidedover the German World Cup organising committee, said last month hewould only be interested in standing for election if Johanssonretired.

Chopra’s aim is to play in World Cup
Hindu – Jul 23, 2006
I think we’ve got a very good chance at promotion. ”

Chopra, who has played at every level — from under-15 through under-21 levels for England youth teams — said he was dreaming of a World Cup glory. “I’d love to play for England in a World Cup. The first step is playing football regularly, and that’s why I signed with Cardiff. “They’re giving me a chance to play every week. At my age, I feel I have to. It’s the only way I’m going to get better as a player,” he said.

Polish FA offices searched in World Cup ticket row
Irish Times – Jul 24, 2006
Prosecutors from the southern town of Czestochowa have been investigating charges by some of the several hundred fans who say they paid PZPN but never received tickets for the Poles’ games at the tournament in Germany. Two people have so far been charged in the investigation, which began when journalists from TVN television news caught touts on film in June who claimed they had bought tickets from PZPN officials at prices several times the face value. “Today we are searching PZPN and firms (distributors of tickets) connected to it,” prosecutor Stefan Rozmuszcz told the PAP state news agency. “We want to secure evidence which will allow us to answer whether these improprieties were indeed committed.

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