Decide the future of the European competitions

Decide the future of the European competitionsFootball details of European football will gather this week in Rome, where they will spend a few intense days. Tuesday will open with a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee.The UEFA Executive Committee will gather in the Italian capital for two days to discuss various issues in the field of European football. The meeting will be held on the eve of the 27th of the Next Congress which will be held in Rome on Thursday.The main issue on the agenda will be the European Cup competitions. The Executive Committee will determine the arena, which will host the finals of the Champions League and the UEFA Cup in 2004. He will also discuss the latest news on the television rights to broadcast the Champions League in the period from 2003 to 2006 year.Then the Executive Committee will discuss the future of the UEFA Cup. In the summer we will decide on the tournament format, which, according to UEFA, should be changed to make it more attractive from a commercial and sporting point of view. Читать полностью -->

The European Commission will change the sale of rights to broadcast

The European Commission will change the sale of rights to broadcastThe Executive body of the European Union - the European Commission has charged the football Premier League England this ultimatum: add to next March, adjustments to rules on the sale of media (media) rights for broadcast. According to informed sources here, at this step, the European Commission has pushed an 18-month investigation into the circumstances of selling TV rights to the 20 clubs in the highest division of English for a leading company of satellite television PBS-bi, ITAR-TASS reported. According to representatives of the European Commission, the sale of rights as a single package, as it is now doing the teams in the Premier League, to the detriment of fair competition and inflate prices. Under the current three-year contract, the League sold the rights to the Bi-es-bi for 1.64 billion pounds ($2.56 billion us dollars). Most of these funds to 1.1 billion pounds - is formed as a result of live broadcasts. According to Brussels, the existing "monopoly" rules deprive the individual clubs the opportunity to sell the rights to broadcast their matches, the media, resulting in only a quarter of the matches of the English top division directly broadcast TV, ITAR - TASS reported. Читать полностью -->

Hive notes protective orders his team

Hive notes protective orders his teamFor the main Liverpool coach Gerard Houllier team win 1-0 against French club Auxerre" in 1/8 finals of the UEFA Cup became a distraction, after the team was knocked out of the FA Cup and whatever stands in the Premier League."We gradually restore all that is lost over the past few months. Confidence comes back to us, and it is very good. Next week is extremely important to us, as we are waiting for the League game against Birmingham city FC, second leg against Auxerre and the final match of the League Cup," said the coach of English club.But, despite the fact that Houllier saluted his team's victory, he noted that they were saved by a selfless game defenders."The guys played pretty bold, especially with a gleam of protection. I wish we played a little better, although we showed good football in many games this season, but without receiving any remuneration. I must also pay tribute to the "Auxerre", this is a very good team. We had ideas about how to play against this team, and they appear to have worked. Читать полностью -->

Vlastimil Petrzhela: Start in your field - a good omen

Vlastimil Petrzhela: Start in your field - a good omenAt the end of last year, when "Zenith" has led the first in the history of the Petersburg club of a foreign coach, Vitaly Mutko half jokingly, half seriously said: "To master the Russian language the Former plays a month." Cech is a bit not met the standard, however with the linguistic task. So far, however, we cannot say that he owns fluent Russian. But during the conversation with the correspondent "SE", held on the eve of the departure of Zenit in the final preseason in the Czech Republic, the interpreter was not needed.- Before the start of the Russian championship only a few days left. Would you like to bring the date of the first round, in which "Zenith" will, "Saturn", or think that the events of the rush is not worth it?- Everything must take its course. Initially time consuming, very stressful job in training camp, then the matches of the championship, where should manifest its fruits. Of course, pre-launch excitement in football St. Читать полностью -->

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