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* Heroic Ulises on voyage of hope
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JULY 2006 – A MONTH IN REVIEW: Sporting Life | Football Scores, Footba…
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Six-times champion jockey Kieren Fallon was told he would not be allowed to continue riding in Britain after being charged as part of a police investigation into alleged race-fixing. 8th Hosts Germany finished third at the World Cup after beating Portugal 3-1, with two goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger. Amelie Mauresmo came from a set down against Justine Henin-Hardenne to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title… England defender Sol Campbell announced he was leaving Arsenal for “a fresh challenge”. 9th Italy won the World Cup on penalties as Zinedine Zidane ended his otherwise wonderful career with a red card for a shameful headbutt on Marco Materazzi. Fabio Grosso smashed the winning spot-kick past Fabien Barthez as the Azzurri claimed their first world title since 1982.

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Tim Henman beat Andre Agassi in straight sets in the Stella Artois Championship at Queen’s Club in London, the first meeting between the pair on grass. 13th Defending champions Brazil opened their Germany 2006 campaign with a disappointing 1-0 victory over Croatia. Ukraine’s World Cup debut ended in a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in the unrelenting heat of Leipzig… Ukraine’s World Cup debut ended in a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in the unrelenting heat of Leipzig. Chelsea gave Eidur Gudjohnsen permission to travel to Spain to discuss a move to Barcelona.

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Nicole Cooke won the cycling World Cup title after finishing fourth in the penultimate event of the 12-race series, the Lowland Rotterdam Tour. Tim Don won the World Triathlon Championships in Lausanne, with Will Clarke taking the under-23 title. 4th International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed issued a final warning to Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, his side’s team management and the Pakistan Cricket Board regarding public comments in relation to the Code of Conduct hearing scheduled to take place later in the month… Opening batsman Marcus Trescothick was ruled out of England’s plans for the following month’s ICC Champions Trophy after being sidelined with a stress-related illness. 7th Irish Football Association officials met to discuss Lawrie Sanchez declining to give interviews after Northern Ireland’s splendid 3-2 victory against Spain in a European Championship qualifier. Michelle Wie’s debut on the European Tour looked certain to be short-lived after she slumped to a first-round 78, seven over par, at the Omega European Masters.

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In the end, however, history will show this was Eriksson at his most flawed. From the reckless gamble to take just four strikers, even though one was injured and another 17 and never having played in the Premiership, to the fog of confusion which shrouded his midfield tactics. He talked a good game, his players failed to play one. That is the story of World Cup 2006. Having said that this quarter-final was a real football match, a probing affair full of attacking intent from its early stages. A game of half chances, both sides looking to play on the counter. Intriguing, a flickering flame of a match.

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usCzech Republic veteran Pavel Nedvedreturned from international retirement to inspire his team to victory over alacklustre Norway in the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Oslo. The Juventus playmaker, who had not played for his country since Euro 2004,came out of his self-imposed exile and set up Vladimir Smicer’s winning goal inthe first half. The visitors deserved the victory on a difficult pitch at the Ullevaal stadiumwhere quality football was made difficult and will fancy their chances ofsealing their place at World Cup 2006 in the return leg in Prague on Wednesday. After a cagey start to the game with both sides feeling each other out, CzechRepublic striker Milan Baros had the first effort on goal in the 10th minutewith a spectacular overhead kick that flew over the crossbar. The Czechs were beginning to get into their stride and orchestrated by thereturning Nedved, Baros was inches away from giving them a 22nd-minute lead. Nedved swung in a free-kick from the left wing which the Aston Villa strikernarrowly missed with his head. Norway’s long-ball tactics were having little effect on a resolute visitingdefence and it was no surprise when the Czechs went in front in the 32ndminute.

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Sportinglife.com – Feb 16, 2007
His appointment immediately after the 1997 general election was one of the biggest surprises in Tony Blair’s Government. Throughout his lively ministerial career, Banks never disguised his passion for Chelsea – although he was MP for West Ham. After two years assports minister, Banks stood down to lead England’s bid to stage the 2006 World Cup, a campaign which ultimately fell at the first hurdle. New York Yankees baseball pitcher Cory Liddle died aged 34 when his plane crashed into a Manhattan apartment building in October. International Rugby Board president Keith Rowlands died suddenly in November aged 70, less than 24 hours after watching his beloved Wales beat Canada at the Millennium Stadium. Rowlands, also the president of the Welsh Rugby Union, won five caps for Wales and went on the 1962 Lions tour to South Africa. As an administrator and eventually IRB chief executive he played a key role in establishing the Rugby World Cup.

BROWN CONFIDENT OF GLOBAL BACKING
Sportinglife.com – Feb 17, 2007
html>Click here for Frank Malley verdictChancellor Gordon Brown is confident England have the global support required to launch a successful bid to host the 2018 World Cup. The Football Association’s campaign to stage the 2006 tournament proved to be an expensive failure – the bid cost in the region of ?10million – after England were dumped out in the first round of voting. But the Treasury department has spent the past 15 months compiling a 42-page feasibility study which confirms England are “well-placed” to host the 2018 tournament. Mr Brown is convinced the lessons have been learned from that episode and he was at Wembley on Monday to confirm the FA will have the Government’s full backing to launch another bid. Mr Brown will re-iterate that political support when he meets with Sepp Blatter, president of football’s world governing body FIFA, over the next few weeks. With London hosting the 2012 Olympics, Mr Brown believes a successful bid for the World Cup six years later would herald the “greatest sporting decade for our country”… ‘”We have had (FIFA executive committee member) Franz Beckenbauer already saying he supports the England bid and I think we will see countries starting to say they like the idea of coming to England. “We are pretty well placed to win it. Just think if in 2012 we have the Olympics and then the 2018 World Cup. What a sporting decade to look forward to, the best sporting decade for our country. Sports minister Richard Caborn learned from the successful 2012 Olympic bid how important steadfast political support can be. He said: “We have arranged for the president of FIFA to come and see Gordon in the next few weeks and I think it’s important to show that any bid has solid political support. That is exactly what we did with the Olympics.

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Sportinglife.com – Feb 15, 2007
usEcuador have arranged a friendly matchagainst Poland as they prepare to take part in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The game, which will take place on November 13 in Barcelona, Ecuador, has beenconfirmed by Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) president Luis ChiribogaAcosta. The game will be Ecuador’s first warm-up match ahead of the competition, withPoland also having qualified for the World Cup. “These kinds of contests against World Cup rivals are the ones demanded bycoach Luis Fernando Suarez,” Chiriboga Acosta said. “We want to satisfy his demands because we’re trying to give the nationalteam the best, so they can play in the World Cup in the best form.

10 MOMENTS TO CHERISH IN 2006: Sporting Life | Football Scores, Footba…
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5 victory over America. Zinedine Zidane guides France to the World Cup finalZizou will be remembered for his headbutt into the chest of Marco Materazzi as Italy won the final of the World Cup on penalties. More inspiring, if not as memorable, was the masterclass he gave Brazil in the quarter-finals. The FA Cup finalWest Ham established a two-goal lead before Liverpool levelled in the second half. Paul Konchesky’s cross-shot looked to have handed the cup to the Hammers, but Steven Gerrard’s stunning volley late on forced extra-time, and Liverpool won on penalties. Joe CalzagheWelsh fighter Calzaghe confirmed himself as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers with an unforgettable win over Jeff Lacy to unify the WBO and IBF super-middleweight titles.

10 STARS OF 2006: Sporting Life | Football Scores, Football Transfers,…
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MICHAEL SCHUMACHER (FORMULA ONE)The great German came so close to ending his glorious career with a record-extending eighth world title. After a disappointing 2005, Schumacher had again seemed second best to young pretender Fernando Alonso early in the season but he roared back into contention and with luck in the penultimate race could have pulled it off. FABIO CANNAVARO (FOOTBALL)Captain Cannavaro was the outstanding figure in Italy’s World Cup success. The tournament ultimately failed to produce the high-octane football many wanted but there was still plenty to admire in the Azzurri skipper’s performances. Cannavaro was the commanding presence at the heart of the backline and was powerful getting forward. For many people, he was the player of the tournament. STEVEN GERRARD (FOOTBALL)Gerrard cemented his place in Liverpool and FA Cup folklore with a quite outstanding performance in this year’s final against West Ham in Cardiff.

Heroic Ulises on voyage of hope
Telegraph.co.uk – Feb 15, 2007
The 700 Afro-Ecuadorian villagers live in poverty. Ecuador’s black community are descendants of slaves and make up about six per cent of the population. Yet half of the World Cup team in 2002 and 2006 came from this community. It is like a little piece of Africa. De la Cruz earns about £600,000 a year, which is a tidy sum, but is still less than the average Premiership wage. He lives in a modest flat in Reading and also has a semi-detached house in Birmingham, from his days at Aston Villa. Several times a week he sends money back to his childhood village… “At the moment they have nothing. I want to show that by studying they can help themselves to escape from poverty. Football isn’t the only way out. “The 32-year-old pays for breakfast and lunch for 100 school children every day. He has provided hundreds of books and paid for a new school roof, playground and a nursery. His mother, Edita, keeps him informed of where the money is needed and they have taken on someone to run the ‘Ulises de la Cruz Foundation’. Edita said: “The sports and community centre is for the future.

The real football
The Spectator – Feb 15, 2007
What most fans enjoy about Futbol is that it’s a team sport where there is a mutual understanding of teams even though they may not be from the same country or culture. Futbol has broken the frontiers, as the FIFA World Cup holds the global public under its charm. According to “Infront Sports & Media,” Web site, 160 television networks broadcasted the 2006 World Cup. 1 billion watched the final game, and over 3. 7 billion people saw most of the playoff games in the World Cup. In Argentina, Candelira Vicintini, a junior at Cordoba University (Spain), said some people get together for a barbeque before going to the game.

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Hull KR will attempt to succeed where Leigh and Castleford failed in the last two years but they have already been made relegation favourites. Title favourites will be reigning champions St Helens, who have the chance to claim some early silverware when they take on Brisbane Broncos in the annual World Club Challenge on February 23. Saints won the Challenge Cup and finished eight points clear of Grand Final runners-up Hull in 2006 but the signs are that they could face sterner opposition in Super League XII. Wigan, who finished out of the top six in each of the last two seasons, are sure to be in the mix under Brian Noble and Warrington, with Adrian Morley in their ranks, could be the dark horses for 2007. Hull, too, look significantly stronger with the addition of Matt Sing, Hutch Maiava, Wayne Godwin, Danny Tickle and Willie Manu, while Leeds and Bradford, especially with David Solomona bolstering their pack, cannot be discounted. Morley, who is ending his six-year stint in Australia’s National Rugby League, will be in good company in Super League XII. Former Australian Test players Trent Barrett (Wigan), Scott Hill (Harlequins), Michael Vella (Hull KR) and Matt Gidley (St Helens) are among the new recruits while current New Zealand full-back Brent Webb promises to be a star attraction at Leeds… New Zealand will play one-off Tests against both Australia and Great Britain in mid-season before making their first proper tour to England since 2002. The autumn Test series will be a historic occasion, marking the centenary of the famous All Golds tour of 1907 and the farewell appearance of Great Britain before they become England for the World Cup. England, as one of five seeds, are guaranteed a place in the World Cup finals and Scotland, Wales and Ireland all have their chance to join them. The winners of the second leg between the Scots and Wales in Glasgow in November will go straight through, with the losers entering the repechage, while Ireland must beat Lebanon to book their place.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Art Daily – Feb 15, 2007
The Ethnology Museum, the Hamburg Football Organization and the University have developed a project, that is focused on the international fascination for football. The World Cup Organization Committee of the FIFA and the DFB act like the financial important supporters during close teamwork. This culture project will be that special program during the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Hamburg. The major part of “Fascination Football (c)” is the exhibition in the Ethnology Museum, that was created in common with the cooperation partners. It is specially concerning about the international fan culture to obtain joy and fascination about football. Furthermore it is concerning about the cultural and society meaning and this is the real vision of t hat kind of sport. Finally you will find highlights with topics: an outdoor program, activities and a congress, which will top the project.

WORK NEEDED AHEAD OF BID – PFA
Sportinglife.com – Feb 17, 2007
usBy Jim van Wijk, PA SportEngland hosting the 2018 World Cup would inspire a whole generation – but players’ chief Gordon Taylor feels more must be done to safeguard the future of the national game. The Government have compiled a feasibility study into staging the tournament in 11 years’ time, a move welcomed by the Football Association -which spent millions on a failed attempt to host the 2006 event. There is, though, some way to go before any official decision will be taken by FIFA, the world governing body, as to which continent would host the competition in 2018 – with the next two being staged first by South Africa and then in South America. Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, is in no doubt of just what a World Cup would do for the game in this country. However, he maintains changes must be made throughout English football’s structure to ensure long-term success at international level… usBy Jim van Wijk, PA SportEngland hosting the 2018 World Cup would inspire a whole generation – but players’ chief Gordon Taylor feels more must be done to safeguard the future of the national game. The Government have compiled a feasibility study into staging the tournament in 11 years’ time, a move welcomed by the Football Association -which spent millions on a failed attempt to host the 2006 event. There is, though, some way to go before any official decision will be taken by FIFA, the world governing body, as to which continent would host the competition in 2018 – with the next two being staged first by South Africa and then in South America. Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, is in no doubt of just what a World Cup would do for the game in this country. However, he maintains changes must be made throughout English football’s structure to ensure long-term success at international level. “I remember the overall beneficial affect the World Cup had here in 1966,” Taylor said.

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His first was helped into the net by a Jamaican defender but it would be cruel to deny him the match-ball. England limbered up for Germany with a Caribbean cruise and marked Sven-Goran Eriksson’s last home with his best result. It was England’s win since a 6-0 thrashing of Luxembourg in 1999 and sent the squad to the World Cup on the crest of a wave. Frank Lampard opened the scoring, Jermaine Taylor scored an own goal and Michael Owen grabbed his first goal of the year to complete the scoring. Only a couple of injuries marred the carnival atmosphere for Eriksson. At times it was like a bodyline battery from West Indian fast bowlers rather than Jamaica’s fun-loving Reggae Boyz. David Beckham, Joe Cole and Lampard were all victims of reckless tackling from the visitors… England limbered up for Germany with a Caribbean cruise and marked Sven-Goran Eriksson’s last home with his best result. It was England’s win since a 6-0 thrashing of Luxembourg in 1999 and sent the squad to the World Cup on the crest of a wave. Frank Lampard opened the scoring, Jermaine Taylor scored an own goal and Michael Owen grabbed his first goal of the year to complete the scoring. Only a couple of injuries marred the carnival atmosphere for Eriksson. At times it was like a bodyline battery from West Indian fast bowlers rather than Jamaica’s fun-loving Reggae Boyz. David Beckham, Joe Cole and Lampard were all victims of reckless tackling from the visitors. Beckham squared up to sub Shane Crawford after he scythed Lampard down in midfield.

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May 11 – Limps off during season-ending 5-0 defeat of Ipswich at Anfield. May 12 – England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson reveals Gerrard may need an operation on his groin injury, putting his World Cup place in jeopardy. May 14 – Ruled out of World Cup because of groin injury. August 11 – Announces his return to domestic football with a crunching tackle on Arsenal’s Patrick Vieira in the opening minutes of the FA Community Shield at the Millennium Stadium, earning himself a booking. October 10 – Scores in England’s disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Macedonia at St Mary’s Stadium. December 22 – Two-footed lunge at Everton defender Gary Naysmith in the Merseyside derby goes unnoticed by referee Graham Poll, although it is subsequently mentioned in the official’s match report. 2003: January 7 – Charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

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usScotland’s failure to beat Europe’s poorest nation has left Berti Vogts’ jobhanging by a thread. A 1-1 draw in a nation that cannot afford street lighting means one ofScotland’s darkest days will surely now lead to the German’s dismissal. The setback leaves them with just two points from three World Cup qualifiersand Norway’s 3-0 dismissal of Slovenia earlier in the day means the chances ofthe Tartan Army being present at the 2006 finals are now minuscule. The Tartan Army booed at the final whistle, having seen the Scots outplayed atregular intervals and few of Vogts’ many critics will show him any mercy now. Vogts must have thought luck was with him when skipper Barry Ferguson declaredhimself fit to start despite the hamstring problem that had made him a majordoubt. Centre back Russell Anderson could not shake off an ankle problem however sohis place was taken by Steven Caldwell to join brother Gary as the first pair ofsiblings to play for the Scotland senior side since Jock and David Shaw in1946. Vogts made three more changes from the side that had lost 1-0 at home toNorway on Saturday and put his job in jeopardy… It had not been against the run of play either as Serghei Covaliciuc andStanislav Ivanov had produced some fine skill and vision in the precedingminutes to suggest something might happen. Serghei Dadu was the man who found the net, accepting a head on by SergheiRogaciov and turning Gary Caldwell to fire past Craig Gordon from six-yardsout. Dadu was a name already familiar to Scottish football fans as he is the CSKAMoscow man who was infamously kicked in the head by Rangers midfielder Alex Raein a Champions League qualifier in August. Rae picked up a five-match ban and Rangers were eventually knocked out of thattie but it was an Ibrox striker that immediately came to Vogts’ rescue. The German had been banned from the dugout following his sending off athalf-time in the Norway match and his position in the stands meant he wassurrounded by the Tartan Army. What must he and they have been thinking when Moldova netted their first goalof the World Cup qualification trail before the Scots did?Fortunately for the German, no-one had too long to ponder that as within threeminutes Thompson had fired the Scots level when he was allowed to get on the endof a Darren Fletcher cross from the right and send a low drive past goalkeeperEvgheni Hmaruc. It was the striker’s third goal for Scotland in 16 internationals but few willhave been sweeter in Vogts’ lengthy career.

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Off-field problems saw him booked into Tony Adams’ Sporting Chance clinic for depression in 2006 after his marriage broke up. Colin Calderwood Became reserve-team coach at Tottenham when his playing career ended in 2001 before launching his managerial career with Northampton in 2003. Took the Cobblers up from League Two in 2006 and now trying to repeat the trick in League One with fallen giants Nottingham Forest. Stephen Carr Youth team product who left for Newcastle in a ?2m move in 2004. His career has been hit by injuries but the Republic of Ireland full-back remains at St James’ Park. Ramon Vega Fluent in five languages, the Swiss international already had a business degree in banking before he came to Tottenham and he is still involved in the world of finance today as a partner in an asset management company. Also runs a kids soccer camp in Marbella and is part-owner of a Romford jewellery shop… He then worked for a sports marketing consultancy in the US and was Germany manager from 2004-06. Stepped down after last summer’s World Cup and is currently enjoying a break from football. Garry Brady Was one of the brightest prospects in British football in 1998 and Spurs were unhappy to see him move to Newcastle at the end of his contract that summer. His career failed to take off at St James’ Park and he had to rebuild his career north of the border with Dundee. Left Dens Park for SPL newcomers St Mirren in the summer.

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