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July 31, 2006

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The News Review:

* Shearer turns back on England role
* BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Man Utd | Rooney reacquainted with…
* Parreira to coach 2010 World Cup hosts
* Britain offers police for Euro 2008 matches
* BBC SPORT / FOOTBALL
* Boxhill commits to inclusive campaign in driving football forward
* USATODAY.com – Constellation of stars lifts Chelsea
* World Cup 1966 flashback
* Forty reasons why England won the World Cup
* Only memories remain as Socceroos rebuild
* AFL and netball set to ‘wed’
* Van Nistelrooy’s parting shot | Tottenham | Premiership | Football…
* Red Devils agree fee for Carrick
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Australia buoyed by Cup…
* Just like England, Doha trade talks fade before final stretch
* Wallabies may benefit from missed tour

Shearer turns back on England role
CNN – Jul 30, 2006
Shearer was approached by McClaren just before the World Cup but has decided to carry on his television work with the British Broadcasting Corporation. Shearer, who retired from his club side Newcastle at the end of last season, was slated to work alongside McClaren and former England manager Terry Venables. "I was flattered when Steve telephoned me just before the World Cup and explained the role he visualized for me, working alongside himself and Terry Venables," said Shearer on the English Football Association Web site. "I met him upon my return from Germany and was impressed with his plans and his vision for the future. However, I had already told the BBC that I would extend my contract with them and I did not want to break my word… Shearer was approached by McClaren just before the World Cup but has decided to carry on his television work with the British Broadcasting Corporation. Shearer, who retired from his club side Newcastle at the end of last season, was slated to work alongside McClaren and former England manager Terry Venables. "I was flattered when Steve telephoned me just before the World Cup and explained the role he visualized for me, working alongside himself and Terry Venables," said Shearer on the English Football Association Web site. "I met him upon my return from Germany and was impressed with his plans and his vision for the future. However, I had already told the BBC that I would extend my contract with them and I did not want to break my word. "Shearer’s statement also contained the strongest suggestion yet that Venables will be a prominent part of McClaren’s backroom staff. "I am sure that Steve will do a great job for England – his choice of Terry as his number two is a clever appointment and I am certain that they will prove to be an excellent management team.

BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Man Utd | Rooney reacquainted with…
BBC News – Jul 31, 2006
He appeared to urge referee Horacio Elizondo to take action against Rooney for his challenge on Ricardo Carvalho. Rooney played for United in Monday’s 2-1 friendly win at Macclesfield. It will be his first match since the World Cup but Ronaldo will not play and will instead continue his pre-season build-up on the training ground this week. In the aftermath of their confrontation, Ronaldo insisted he would have to leave Manchester United – and was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. However, Ronaldo and Rooney are believed to have made their peace after the incident. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insisted Ronaldo was not for sale but doubts still persist over his Old Trafford future. Ronaldo was returning to United’s Carrington training headquarters after being given an extended break following Portugal’s World Cup campaign.

Parreira to coach 2010 World Cup hosts
Pakistan Dawn – Jul 30, 2006
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Parreira to coach 2010 World Cup hosts
JOHANNESBURG, July 29: Former Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has signed a four-year deal to take charge of 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa, officials said on Saturday. The deal was concluded in Rio de Janeiro on Friday after talks between Parreira and a delegation from the South African Football Association. South African Football Association president Molefi Oliphant said on Saturday ?everything is signed and sealed?. ?This is an exciting time for South African football. The association has now delivered a world class coach for the team. It’s now up to him and the players to turn our side into a strong force,? Oliphant said… There is also a friendly scheduled against Namibia in Windhoek on Aug 16 but caretaker coach Pitso Mosimane has already been mandated to pick the squad for that game. Parreira will become the 14th coach for South Africa since the country returned to international competition 14 years ago. During that time they have twice qualified for the World Cup finals and won the 1996 African Nations Cup title but have won just three of their last 18 internationals played over the last 12 months in a slump that has seen them fall dramatically in the FIFA world rankings. Last week Parreira released a statement in Rio de Janeiro, saying: ?It is an honour to receive an invitation from the South African national team as the country will be the centre of attention as hosts of the next World Cup. ?
The 2010 tournament offers Parreira an opportunity to coach at a record-breaking sixth World Cup. The 63-year-old led Brazil to the 1994 title and also took charge of them at this year’s tournament in Germany. In 1982 he was coach of Kuwait, took the UAE to the 1990 finals and in 1998 was fired after Saudi Arabia’s first two matches in France.

Britain offers police for Euro 2008 matches
Guardian Unlimited – Jul 31, 2006
Britain will offer to provide uniformed police in Macedonia for England’s Euro 2008 qualifying match in September. Negotiations will also take place over their role for the 2008 finals, which are to be staged in Austria and Switzerland. Relatively few England supporters were arrested during Germany 2006, despite 350,000 fans making the journey to the tournament. Final figures revealed by David Bohannan, head of the football disorder unit at the Home Office, show that out of 9,000 fans arrested in Germany, 810 cases involved England fans… A further 120 were detained but released after questioning. Twenty-five were arrested for offences classified as football violence and disorder, 19 for ticketing offences and 47 for other criminal matters, such as possession of drugs. Mr Bohannan told a World Cup review forum, organised by London Englandfans: “There were 25 substantive arrests. It is a fantastic return – and the number is likely to come down because in some of the cases the prosecutor will say there is no case to answer. ” Of the 810, only one had a record of previous involvement in football disorder in England and half the total had no previous criminal record. The police said most trouble was not football-related but similar to the kind of alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour that occurs in most city centres in Britain on Friday and Saturday nights. The relatively low number of arrests was partly due to the 3,583 football banning orders imposed to prevent travel abroad.

BBC SPORT / FOOTBALL
BBC News – Jul 31, 2006
Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney spoke at Monday’s launch of the season, which begins on Saturday, about the issues threatening the game and what they can do about it. PLAYER BEHAVIOUR

" Before the World Cup I raised with the 72 League chairman the issue of behaviour on the field. I was getting tired of complaints about the behaviour on the field and the cheating that goes on. We are not just talking about diving – the things I mentioned were also shirt-pulling, the deliberate prevention of taking free-kicks and stealing of space down the touchlines… Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney spoke at Monday’s launch of the season, which begins on Saturday, about the issues threatening the game and what they can do about it. PLAYER BEHAVIOUR

" Before the World Cup I raised with the 72 League chairman the issue of behaviour on the field. I was getting tired of complaints about the behaviour on the field and the cheating that goes on. We are not just talking about diving – the things I mentioned were also shirt-pulling, the deliberate prevention of taking free-kicks and stealing of space down the touchlines. "I thought the World Cup was riddled with cheating" I have great sympathy with referees because if they were to blow every time there was an infringement you would have seen very little football at the World Cup. Either managers try to persuade players not to behave this way and the players pay no attention, or managers are not putting players under pressure not to behave this way.

Boxhill commits to inclusive campaign in driving football forward
Jamaica Observer – Jul 29, 2006
Boxhill commits to inclusive campaign in driving football forward – JAMAICAOBSERVER. As a consequence, he has noted that his administration’s main priority is to upgrade the technical staff with a qualified international coach, as the nation looks towards the South Africa 2010 World Cup finals. Boxhill committed his administration to an all-inclusive campaign in driving the sport forward and asked for all sectors of the Jamaican community to get involved in helping the process. Today we publish Part One of the president’s speech. Part Two will appear in tomorrow’s Sunday Observer… The league format introduced last season will deepen that path towards professionalism and sheer discipline and we expect will further force the clubs to get with it from game one, or frankly decide to play catch-up for the entire eight months. My personal gratitude to Digicel for their assistance for the Under-21 League, to Wisynco through their Wata brand and Goodyear for their associate sponsorship support to the premier league this last season. There is no doubt that the upcoming 2006-2007 season will be special from a number of perspectives. First, we will see how many of the clubs have learnt the lessons from the last season and will be showing the important transition from the usual early season sluggishness to a sustained crescendo of improvement over the season. Equally important, this season takes us just a few months short of the start of World Cup qualifications. Yes, just short about nine months. This will be a critical season for the players as I expect an all-out effort will be made by them to impress.

USATODAY.com – Constellation of stars lifts Chelsea
USA Today – Jul 31, 2006
Chelsea had more players in the tournament than any other club in the world:
MF Michael Ballack, Germany*D Wayne Bridge, EnglandD Ricardo Carvalho, Portugal*GK Petr Cech, Czech Republic*MF Joe Cole, England*F Hernan Crespo, Argentina*F Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast*MF Michael Essien, Ghana*D Paulo Ferreira, Portugal*D William Gallas, France*D Robert Huth, GermanyMF Frank Lampard, England*MF Claude Makelele, France*MF Arjen Robben, Netherlands*F Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine*D John Terry, England*
*World Cup team starter. Notes: MF Maniche, a World Cup starter for Portugal, also played for Chelsea last season on loan from Dynamo Moscow.

World Cup 1966 flashback
BBC News – Jul 31, 2006
At the 1970 World Cup, he played on with a dislocated shoulder as his side went down 4-3 in the classic semi-final against Italy but he finally picked up a winners’ medal by leading his country to 1974 glory on home soil. A hat-trick of European Cup wins followed with Bayern and he underlined his legend by coaching Germany to World Cup glory in 1990. He is now Bayern president and has been heavily involved in Germany’s hosting of the 2006 World Cup.

Forty reasons why England won the World Cup
Telegraph.co.uk – Jul 29, 2006
There were no Rios or Theos. 8 England enjoyed home advantage, and were accused of exploiting it: they played every single match at Wembley, whereas other teams had to travel. England are bidding for the World Cup of 2018. 9 As in 2006, England had problems in the striker department. Jimmy Greaves, the obvious choice, was injured in the match against France. Enter, in the Peter Crouch role, Geoff Hurst. 10 London was the world capital of cool… According to a German television commentator, Werner Schneider: “It is said that the Germans are the most militaristic people, but this is not so. Even winning at football is treated like winning a battle. “18 None of the England squad were married to, or even walking out with, a pop star. Admittedly, Billy Wright had married one of the Beverley Sisters, but he was out of the picture in 1966. 19 None of the England players sported a silly hairdo, unless you count Bobby Charlton’s comb-over. 20 No England player was involved in pretentious or fate-tempting advertising campaigns.

Only memories remain as Socceroos rebuild
The Age – Jul 30, 2006
The Guus Hiddink-led squad that made the second round of theWorld Cup before losing controversially to eventual champion Italywill never play together again. Several of the 30-something players have announced theirretirement from international football, while others will findthemselves displaced by younger men during the campaign for a placein South Africa 2010. That process will begin in Melbourne tomorrow week whencaretaker coach Graham Arnold brings together a squad of 19 playersfor a training camp ahead of the August 16 match with Kuwait inSydney. It will be a very different team that takes the field againstthe Middle Eastern nation, with none of the men who performed soheroically in Germany expected to play any part – the demands oftheir European clubs, in the early weeks of new seasons, will meanthey have to stay in the northern hemisphere. Football Federation of Australia, anxious to cash in on theburgeoning support for the game, can ill afford slip-ups, so thetwo games for which Arnold takes charge – the other game is againstLebanon in Adelaide on August 31 – are significant not just for thecoach but for the sport to keep up the momentum it hasgenerated… That process will begin in Melbourne tomorrow week whencaretaker coach Graham Arnold brings together a squad of 19 playersfor a training camp ahead of the August 16 match with Kuwait inSydney. It will be a very different team that takes the field againstthe Middle Eastern nation, with none of the men who performed soheroically in Germany expected to play any part – the demands oftheir European clubs, in the early weeks of new seasons, will meanthey have to stay in the northern hemisphere. Football Federation of Australia, anxious to cash in on theburgeoning support for the game, can ill afford slip-ups, so thetwo games for which Arnold takes charge – the other game is againstLebanon in Adelaide on August 31 – are significant not just for thecoach but for the sport to keep up the momentum it hasgenerated. Arnold, who has a 100 per cent record in charge of the nationalteam (he oversaw the 3-1 win in Bahrain last February) is expectedto make use of players he took to the Gulf state six months agowhen he put out a side that had a heavy A-League flavour. Adelaide United’s experienced centre-half Michael Valkanis andSydney’s veteran left-back Alvin Ceccoli should be in the frameagain. Ceccoli played in Bahrain, as did Newcastle Jets defenderJade North, who will again hope to be part of the squad. Others are striker Alex Brosque, who signed for champion SydneyFC in the off-season, his clubmate David Carney and Brosque’sformer Queensland Roar teammate Spase Dilevski.

AFL and netball set to ‘wed’
The Age – Jul 29, 2006
Netball’s governing body is considering an offer to relocate itsheadquarters from Sydney to Melbourne, in an arrangement underwhich it is expected to move into the AFL’s swish Docklandsheadquarters. The move will amount to a spiritual merger between the twosports, which will be boosted by a link between the CollingwoodFootball Club and the Melbourne Kestrels. Collingwood is close to signing a sister-club partnership withthe Kestrels, which could have the netball club renamed the”Melbourne Magpies”. The partnership would enable the clubs to share some facilities,marketing and sponsorship opportunities… Madden said links between elite netball and AFL clubs wouldenable netball to leverage some of football’s economic power. “It gives them both a bigger membership base to call upon and itallows them to market different packages and also share some ofthose sponsorship arrangements,” he said. It comes as Madden flagged the prospect of a Victorian bid tohost the 2011 netball World Cup. “We are trying to encourage them (netball authorities) to buildthe game … and we can support that hopefully by potentiallybidding for the World Cup,” he said. While the MCG and Olympic Park have also been investigated as anew Melbourne base for Netball Australia, sharing facilities withthe AFL’s premises at Telstra Dome appears to be the most likelyresult. Dix said there was a “growing bond” between the two sports. “There is an opportunity of possibly leasing a premises thatbecomes vacant there (AFL’s Telstra Dome headquarters) and we havecreated some links in programs,” she said.

Van Nistelrooy’s parting shot | Tottenham | Premiership | Football…
Telegraph.co.uk – Jul 29, 2006
Van Nistelrooy will have known only too well of the sensitivity within Old Trafford at the growing view that the club have fallen down the pecking order in the world football standings. Comments from his former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, during the World Cup that he, too, would prefer a move to Madrid merely fuelled the fire. The 30-year-old striker flew to Madrid yesterday morning, passing a routine medical before attending an evening press conference at which he completed the formalities. Comparisons with the United departure of his new team-mate, David Beckham, who also endured a public falling out with Ferguson, were inevitable and Van Nistelrooy revealed how disappointed he had been. “When Beckham left Manchester United I was very sad, both on a personal level and because of the way we connected on the pitch. They were wonderful times that I hope will now be repeated in Madrid.

Red Devils agree fee for Carrick
rte.ie – Jul 31, 2006
6million for the transfer of midfielder Michael Carrick to Manchester United. The 25-year-old, who was a member of the England squad at the World Cup, is due at United this morning for a medical. In a statement issued to the Stock Exchange this morning, Tottenham said: ‘Tottenham Hotspur plc announces that agreement has been reached for the transfer of the player registration of Michael Carrick, subject to the player agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, to Manchester United Football Club for a total consideration of up to ?18. ‘
United boss Alex Ferguson has insisted his squad needs only minor tweaking to launch a major challenge to Chelsea. Carrick is unlikely to be the last new face to arrive before the campaign opens against Fulham on August 20… 6million for the transfer of midfielder Michael Carrick to Manchester United. The 25-year-old, who was a member of the England squad at the World Cup, is due at United this morning for a medical. In a statement issued to the Stock Exchange this morning, Tottenham said: ‘Tottenham Hotspur plc announces that agreement has been reached for the transfer of the player registration of Michael Carrick, subject to the player agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, to Manchester United Football Club for a total consideration of up to ?18. ‘
United boss Alex Ferguson has insisted his squad needs only minor tweaking to launch a major challenge to Chelsea. Carrick is unlikely to be the last new face to arrive before the campaign opens against Fulham on August 20. ‘We have targeted several players but in my experience, these things take time,’ said Ferguson.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Australia buoyed by Cup…
BBC News – Jul 30, 2006
The Wallabies’ 13-9 defeat was a marked improvement on their 32-12 loss to the All Blacks three weeks ago. “We regard New Zealand as the best in the world and we know we’re not far off,” said fly-half Stephen Larkham. “Moving towards the World Cup, we’ve got that up our sleeve – if we play to our potential we can beat them. ”

Australia crashed to eight defeats in nine matches last year but have bounced back this season, beating England and Ireland in June and then notching up a record 49-0 win over South Africa. And Wallaby coach John Connolly, who took over from Eddie Jones in December, was also optimistic for the future. “I was pretty proud of the effort. It was a step forward,” Connolly said.

Just like England, Doha trade talks fade before final stretch
Telegraph.co.uk – Jul 29, 2006
capitalgainstaxhead H1. Brief and glorious moments of optimism each year have been followed inevitably by failures. Despite the disappointments, most of us have tried at times to suspend our disbelief and believe that victory really is possible. But the events that unfolded in the early hours of yesterday do seem to mark the final nail in the coffin for the World Trade Organisation.

Wallabies may benefit from missed tour
The Age – Jul 31, 2006
But Connolly said no decision had been made and there had onlybeen a “five-minute” discussion on the possibility of freshening upAustralia’s football-weary stars before the 2007 Super 14competition and the Rugby World Cup, which begins in September nextyear. “We haven’t made a decision on that yet,” Connolly said. “George (Gregan) and I have had a brief chat and that’s all it’sbeen. “George has had a very long season, there are probably half adozen in that bracket. “At the moment we’re taking our best team away… But Connolly said no decision had been made and there had onlybeen a “five-minute” discussion on the possibility of freshening upAustralia’s football-weary stars before the 2007 Super 14competition and the Rugby World Cup, which begins in September nextyear. “We haven’t made a decision on that yet,” Connolly said. “George (Gregan) and I have had a brief chat and that’s all it’sbeen. “George has had a very long season, there are probably half adozen in that bracket. “At the moment we’re taking our best team away.

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