Thursday, June 30, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1534

There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Farina Quits As Aussie Coach
From: "jer_vanlint" <>
2. Argentina 1 Brazil 4: Brazil send a warning to the world
From: Adrian Bagley <>
3. State sponsor of terror has terrorist as President
From: "jer_vanlint" <>
4. Bayern the big earners
From: "jer_vanlint" <>
5. Van Damme strengthens Bremen
From: "jer_vanlint" <>


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 16:04:35 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <>
Subject: Farina Quits As Aussie Coach

Frank Farina has left his post as coach of Australia, just days after
the Socceroos exited the Confederations Cup with the disappointing
record of played three, lost three.

Football Federation Australia said a mutual agreement had been
reached with Farina, 40, to terminate his contract after six years in
charge of the national team.

"Frank Farina has been a dedicated coach over the past six years who
has given his all for Australian football," said FFA chairman Frank

"However, it is important to now move on and focus on the World Cup
campaign; our responsibility is to do everything possible to ensure
that Australia will be competing in Germany in 2006," he added.

Farina said he had decided to go in order to enhance Australia's
chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup.

"Ever-increasing speculation on my position is not something that I
want to see affect the performance of the team and the potential for
that happening has led to this announcement," Farina said in a

"We have the players and the backing to get us to the World Cup and
no single element of our approach should be allowed to undermine

The FFA has appointed National Technical Manager Ron Smith to replace
Farina on a temporary basis while they search for a permanent

Ex-England coach Terry Venables - who Farina replaced as Australia's
national coach in 1999 - is among those in the frame.

Australia lost 4-3 to Confederations Cup hosts Germany, 4-2 to
Argentina and 2-0 to Tunisia in this month's competition.

Both Tunisian goals were blamed on poor Australian defensive play,
which prompted criticism of Farina's management.


Too late Frank, we already have a new coach :)


Message: 2
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 22:02:02 +0100 (BST)
From: Adrian Bagley <>
Subject: Argentina 1 Brazil 4: Brazil send a warning to the world

Brazil crushed arch-rivals Argentina 4-1 with a superb display of attacking football to add the Confederations Cup to their World Cup and Copa America titles on Wednesday.

Adriano led the world champions to a memorable victory with a blistering 11th minute shot and a 63rd minute header to make him the tournament's top scorer with five goals.

Kaka, firing home in the 16th minute, and Ronaldinho, in the 47th, also got themselves on the scoresheet in Carlos Alberto Parreira's 100th match as Brazil coach.

Substitute Pablo Aimar scored a consolation goal for Argentina with a brave diving header after 65 minutes.

After two weeks of blisteringly hot weather, the match was played as a thunderstorm raged around the Waldstadion, the pitch and spectators protected from the rain and lightning with the roof covers in place.

Actually, the pitch wasn't 100% protected. In one corner of the pitch, water was coming down from the roof (Which had a hole in it) like it was a waterfall.

Has for Brazil, their warning to the world is after this match: "We're the best. Don't you forget it".


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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 22:22:45 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <>
Subject: State sponsor of terror has terrorist as President


Oups :)


Message: 4
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 13:41:57 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <>
Subject: Bayern the big earners

Bayern München's regular presence in the Champions League over the
years has brought them the highest financial reward of any club that
has taken part in the competition.

Two-time finalists
The German outfit, who won the Champions League in 2001 and reached
the final two years earlier, have been paid a total of just over
€190m in performance, results-related and television pool money since
the competition got under way for the 1992/93 campaign.

Manchester and Madrid
Manchester United, who beat Bayern with two last-gasp goals in that
memorable 1999 final in Barcelona, are second in the all-time
earners' list with just over €179m, while Real Madrid – winners in
1998, 2000 and 2002 – have received nearly €177m.

Following places
Juventus (€152m), AC Milan (€136m), Arsenal (€134m) and Barcelona
(€118m) fill the following places in the table, which covers the
1992/93 to 2004/05 seasons.


Strange that Real didn't got the most money here.


Message: 5
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 13:46:18 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <>
Subject: Van Damme strengthens Bremen

Werder Bremen have signed 21-year-old Belgian international left-back
Jelle Van Damme on a one-year loan from Southampton.

One-year loan
"He is a very aggressive player, he is quick and excellent in the air,"
said coach Thomas Schaaf of a player Bremen could sign permanently
following the conclusion of his loan next summer. Van Damme is set to
replace Ludovic Magnin following his departure for VfB Stuttgart.

Ajax experience
Van Damme joined AFC Ajax from Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen in spring
2002. He then moved to the English Premiership at the start of the
2004/05 campaign, only to be relegated with Southampton. Bremen, having
finished in the Bundesliga top three, will play in the Champions League
third qualifying round this August.


Its time that he starts playing somewhere!


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