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Germany 06...Draw and Groups

Brazil the draw no team wants says Beckenbauer



December 8, 2005

LEIPZIG, Germany (AFP) - Brazil are the team everyone else will want to avoid in Friday's 2006 World Cup draw here, according to West Germany's 1974 World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer.

England, Italy, Argentina, France, Mexico, Spain and hosts Germany are seeded along with Brazil so cannot be grouped with the holders but the other 24 nations will need a dose of luck to avoid the five-time World Cup winners.

High-calibre teams such as the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Portugal will not want to see Brazil next to their name when the 32 qualifiers are divided into eight groups of four.


"Brazil are the favourites for me," said Beckenbauer, head of the World Cup organising committee (OK).

"I watched them at the Confederations Cup and they were brilliant.

"If they perform like that at the World Cup they are going to be very hard to stop."

Brazil crushed South American rivals Argentina 4-1 in the Confederations Cup final back in June and their World Cup pedigree is second to none, having won a record five World Cups and reached the last three World Cup finals.

According to the OK, Friday's draw for the finals, running from June 9 until July 9, is set to pull in a record global TV audience of 320 million and be broadcast to 145 countries.

A collection of football stars from every football continent will help with the draw, with Brazil's three-time World Cup winner Pele (1958, 1962, 1970) leading the way.

West Germany's 1990 World Cup winning captain Lothar Matthaus, Netherlands star Johan Cruyff, Cameroon's Roger Milla, South African Lukas Radebe and Japan's Masashi Nakayama are just some of the other big names on show in Leipzig.

Argentina's controversial 1986 World Cup hero Diego Maradona declined the invitation to take part.

The organising committeew confirmed Wednesday that the coaches of the 32 nations would all witness the draw live with the sole exception of Argentina's Jose Pekerman.

England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, Australia coach Guus Hiddink, Japan coach Zico and Brazil chief Carlos Alberto Parreira will all be watching on with interest.

Parreira is well aware that his side are being touted as clear favourites to retain the trophy but believes hosts Germany should be more confident.

"Germany will be our toughest opponent," Parreira told Stern magazine.

"You Germans moan too much and should stop!" said Parreira. "We do not believe you. Germany will be thereabouts next year."

Germany have tasted friendly defeats at Slovakia and Turkey in the build-up to the finals but surprised everyone by reaching the 2002 final - losing 2-0 to Brazil.

While the traditional football powerhouses such as Brazil, Germany, Argentina and England will target World Cup glory debutants Togo and Angola will relish playing against football's elite.

The draw will offer something for every nation and with 48 hours to go fans will be working out the possible scenarios in advance.

The draw, hosted by German supermodel Heidi Klum, will take place on a stage designed to resemble a football stadium, beginning at 9:20 pm (2020 GMT) and ending at 9.50 pm (2050 GMT).

"It will be a gigantic show," said Wolfgang Niersbach, the vice-president of the Organising Committee.

Among the 4,000 invited guests will be German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Dutch and USA unseeded for World Cup draw

LEIPZIG, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Hosts Germany and defending champions Brazil were named among the top eight seeds for the World Cup finals as expected on Tuesday, along with England, Spain, Mexico, France, Argentina and Italy.

FIFA decided the rest of the draw, which takes place on Friday, would group teams in pots according to their geographical locations rather than their current world ranking or previous World Cup performances. The USA and Holland have both just missed out on being seeded.


• The second pot will contain Australia, the five African finalists: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Angola and Togo, plus the two lower ranked South American teams Ecuador and Paraguay.

The third pot will comprise eight European teams: Croatia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

The fourth pot will comprise four Asian teams: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the three remaining from CONCACAF Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.

A special pot will contain only Serbia & Montenegro, the lowest ranked European team, who will be placed in a group including either Brazil, Argentina or Mexico.

FIFA created the special pot so they could avoid having any groups with more than two European teams.

Jim Brown, FIFA's Director of Competitions explained: 'The seedings were based on FIFA rankings for the last three years and the last two World Cup finals.

'Germany will be seeded in slot A1 in the draw and Brazil in F1, and there were economic factors involved in this decision as those teams are guaranteed to play in larger stadiums.'

One team from each pot will be drawn into the eight groups in the first stage of the finals in Germany which run from June 9 to July 9.

The seedings system looked at teams' record in the 2002 and 1998 finals and their world ranking over the last three years.

Under the seedings system Brazil have 64 points followed by England (51), Spain (50), Germany (48), Mexico (47), France (46), Argentina (44) and Italy (44). The USA had 43 points and Holland 38.

Under the new seeding system, performances at the 2002 World Cup were given twice as much weight as at 1998, and the only surprise was that FIFA decided against using performances at the 1994 finals.

FIFA also confirmed the 23-man squads for the World Cup must be submitted by May 15 and no player will be allowed to appear for their clubs afterwards.

The only exception is the Champions League final on May 17. It means World Cup players will not be allowed to take part in the Football League play-off matches if their clubs are involved in those games after May 15.

FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi said: 'We do not want burnt-out players coming to the World Cup. They have to have sufficient time to recover and to prepare with their national team.

'The 23 players on the list will not be available for any other competition after May 15, apart from the Champions League final on May 17.'

Friday's draw will work in the following way:

The eight seeded teams will be drawn into eight different groups. Germany have already been allocated Group A and Brazil Group F.

Eight unseeded European sides will be drawn into the eight different groups.

The lowest-ranked European side Serbia and Montenegro will be allocated to one of the groups containing either Brazil, Argentina or Mexico to ensure there is no more than two European sides in any group.

A pot of the five African countries, Australia and the two remaining South American sides drawn into eight different groups.

A pot containing the four Asian countries, the USA, Costa Rica and Trinidad drawn into seven different groups.

The full draw for the finals takes place in Leipzig on Friday. The finals start on June 9 and end on July 9, 2006.

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England In Group B In World Cup Draw. First Game V Paraguay To Be Played In Frankfurt

England have been drawn in Group B of the World Cup finals. They will face Paraguay in their first match, with Sven's home country of Sweden being drawn as the final match of the group.

The 20th of June is when England will face Sweden in Cologne, and have the uphill task of trying to beat the team who have managed to hold off England for the past eleven meetings.

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World Cup Schedule - 2006

Group A
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 9 12:00 ET Germany v Costa Rica Match 1 Munich Stadium
Jun 9 15:00 ET Poland v Ecuador Match 2 Gelsenkirchen Stadium
Jun 14 15:00 ET Germany v Poland Match 17 Westfalenstadion
Jun 15 09:00 ET Costa Rica v Ecuador Match 18 Hamburg Stadium
Jun 20 10:00 ET Costa Rica v Poland Match 34 Niedersachsenstadion
Jun 20 10:00 ET Germany v Ecuador Match 33 Olympiastadion
Group B
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 10 09:00 ET England v Paraguay Match 3 Waldstadion
Jun 10 12:00 ET Trinidad & Tobago v Sweden Match 4 Westfalenstadion
Jun 15 12:00 ET England v Trinidad & Tobago Match 19 Weserstadion
Jun 15 15:00 ET Paraguay v Sweden Match 20 Olympiastadion
Jun 20 15:00 ET England v Sweden Match 35 Cologne Stadium
Jun 20 15:00 ET Paraguay v Trinidad & Tobago Match 36 Fritz-Walter Stadium
Group C
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 10 15:00 ET Argentina v Ivory Coast Match 5 Hamburg Stadium
Jun 11 09:00 ET Serbia & Montenegro v Netherlands Match 6 Zentralstadion
Jun 16 09:00 ET Argentina v Serbia & Montenegro Match 21 Gelsenkirchen Stadium
Jun 16 12:00 ET Ivory Coast v Netherlands Match 22 Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion
Jun 21 10:00 ET Argentina v Netherlands Match 37 Waldstadion
Jun 21 10:00 ET Ivory Coast v Serbia & Montenegro Match 38 Munich Stadium
Group D
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 11 12:00 ET Mexico v Iran Match 7 Frankenstadion
Jun 11 15:00 ET Angola v Portugal Match 8 Cologne Stadium
Jun 16 15:00 ET Mexico v Angola Match 23 Niedersachsenstadion
Jun 17 09:00 ET Iran v Portugal Match 24 Waldstadion
Jun 21 15:00 ET Iran v Angola Match 40 Zentralstadion
Jun 21 15:00 ET Mexico v Portugal Match 39 Gelsenkirchen Stadium
Group E
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 12 09:00 ET Italy v Ghana Match 9 Niedersachsenstadion
Jun 12 12:00 ET United States v Czech Republic Match 10 Gelsenkirchen Stadium
Jun 17 12:00 ET Italy v United States Match 25 Fritz-Walter Stadium
Jun 17 15:00 ET Ghana v Czech Republic Match 26 Cologne Stadium
Jun 22 10:00 ET Ghana v United States Match 42 Frankenstadion
Jun 22 10:00 ET Italy v Czech Republic Match 41 Hamburg Stadium
Group F
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 12 15:00 ET Australia v Japan Match 12 Fritz-Walter Stadium
Jun 13 09:00 ET Brazil v Croatia Match 11 Olympiastadion
Jun 18 09:00 ET Brazil v Australia Match 27 Munich Stadium
Jun 18 12:00 ET Croatia v Japan Match 28 Frankenstadion
Jun 22 15:00 ET Brazil v Japan Match 43 Westfalenstadion
Jun 22 15:00 ET Croatia v Australia Match 44 Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion
Group G
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 13 12:00 ET France v Switzerland Match 13 Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion
Jun 13 15:00 ET South Korea v Togo Match 14 Waldstadion
Jun 18 15:00 ET France v South Korea Match 29 Zentralstadion
Jun 19 09:00 ET Switzerland v Togo Match 30 Westfalenstadion
Jun 23 10:00 ET France v Togo Match 45 Cologne Stadium
Jun 23 10:00 ET Switzerland v South Korea Match 46 Niedersachsenstadion
Group H
TIME HOME AWAY MATCH VENUE
Jun 14 09:00 ET Spain v Ukraine Match 15 Zentralstadion
Jun 14 12:00 ET Tunisia v Saudi Arabia Match 16 Munich Stadium
Jun 19 12:00 ET Spain v Tunisia Match 31 Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion
Jun 19 15:00 ET Ukraine v Saudi Arabia Match 32 Hamburg Stadium
Jun 23 15:00 ET Spain v Saudi Arabia Match 47 Fritz-Walter Stadium
Jun 23 15:00 ET Ukraine v Tunisia Match 48 Olympiastadion

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Ivory Coast could reach World Cup final says Beckenbauer

By Peter Murphy

ABIDJAN, Dec 16 (Reuters) -

Ivory Coast could make it to the 2006 World Cup final in Germany if they survive initial matches in their tough group, Franz Beckenbauer said on Friday.

Ivory Coast, one of five African teams who qualified for the tournament, face Argentina, the Netherlands and Serbia & Montenegro in Group C, regarded as the toughest.


"Ivory Coast are facing a very, very difficult group...it's probably the most difficult group of all," Beckenbauer, head of Germany's World Cup organising committee, told reporters during a visit to the West African state.

"It's a great challenge for them and there's a prognostic that if Ivory Coast survives this group phase, they have a good chance to get to the final," he said as a projector screen behind him counted down each second of the 175 remaining days until the tournament begins on June 9.

Ivory Coast, whose team are nicknamed the Elephants, was the last leg in a tour of the qualifying African nations by Beckenbauer, who captained West Germany to the world title in 1974 and steered them to victory as coach in 1990.

Beckenbauer will also visit Australia, the Americas and the European countries that qualified by February next year.

While visiting Ghana on Thursday, he advised its Black Stars national side to be wary of one of the United States following their strong performance in the 2002 World Cup.

"You mustn't take anyone in your group for granted. Be careful of the U.S. They reached the quarter-finals (in 2002) and almost beat Germany," he said. However, the Kaiser, who met the presidents of Ghana and Ivory Coast during his visits, said Africa's rising standards in football were helping the continent to make a name for itself in international competition.

"The quality of African football has improved greatly. Five or 10 years ago there were just a couple of teams in the finals, and now we have five for the first time, and it could even be more in the future," he said in Ghana's capital Accra.

African champions Tunisia, Angola and Togo also qualified from Africa for the World Cup.

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FIFA to rule on Turkey-Switzerland fight in February

January 11, 2006

ZURICH (AFP) - FIFA said that a disciplinary ruling on violent incidents at the Turkey-Switzerland World Cup qualifier in Istanbul has been re-scheduled for early February instead of this month.

"The meeting will take place on February 6 and 7," a spokesman for world football's governing body, Andreas Herren, told AFP.

The match on November 16 last year was marred at the end by fighting involving players and officials that left one Swiss player injured.

Turkey won the game 4-2, but failed to qualify for the World Cup finals on the away goals rule, having lost the first leg 2-0 in Bern.

The incidents prompted an outburst from FIFA president Sepp Blatter - who is Swiss - threatening to ban Turkey from the 2010 World Cup, and verbal sparring between Turkish and Swiss tabloid media.

The governing body's disciplinary committee has so far interviewed more than 30 witnesses or people involved in the incidents in its probe into charges levelled at Turkish players, officials and the country's football association, as well as a Swiss player and official.

Turkish football association chief Levent Bicakci has said that he fears the sanction could be serious.

Herren emphasised key hearings on the case needed to be completed before the disciplinary committee could meet for its final deliberation.

FIFA later said in a statement that it still wanted to interview a German journalist who was near the dressing rooms in Istanbul when the brawl happened, underlining that it had no legal power to secure his testimony.

"FIFAs first request for the journalist to attend a hearing was denied by the legal representatives of the television channel that employs the journalist in question."

The governing body had hoped that the committee could issue its rulings by the draw for the World Cup finals on December 9, but that was postponed until this month.

The draw for the qualifying round of Euro 2008, which will be played in Switzerland and Austria, is due to take place on January 27.

The Swiss tabloid daily Blick complained Wednesday that the new delay until after the draw could prevent Turkey from being excluded from the championship organised by European governing body UEFA.

Herren denied that FIFA was delaying the ruling.

"It's by no means that we are dragging our feet, on the contrary. The matter must be dealt with in an accurate and careful manner, in accordance with the regulations," he said.

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