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FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Team Profile
World Cup Appearances: Mexico has played in the World Cup twelve times (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002). The 2006 World Cup will be their thirteenth appearance. Best Finish: Mexico has made it into the quarterfinals of the World Cup twice (1970 and 1986).
Team Colors: Mexico wears green, red, and white.
Current FIFA World Soccer Ranking: Mexico is currently ranked fourth in the FIFA World Soccer Rankings. Although they have the talent to make a run deep in the tournament, very few soccer critics are even giving Mexico a chance of winning it all in 2006.
Oswaldo Sanchez: Sanchez has, arguably, been Mexico’s top goalkeeper over the last decade. Due to some struggles and unlucky situations, Sanchez was forced to sit on the bench for many of Mexico’s big international tournaments. Tragedy struck once again for Sanchez as his father passed away just before the World Cup. Sanchez should finally get the chance to display his goalkeeping abilities on a major stage when he starts for Mexico in the 2006 World Cup.
Jared Borgetti: Borgetti made his World Cup debut in the 2002 World Cup where he showed his incredible attacking ability. He will be the key to Mexico’s offensive attack in the 2006 World Cup and should net a few goals in their opening matches. In 2005, Borgetti signed with the Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League after playing in the Mexican First Division since 1994.
Claudio Suarez: Although Suarez was a surprise pick to even be on the roster for Mexico in the 2006 World Cup, his experience could be a huge factor in helping some of the less experienced Mexican players. He has the most international appearances in the history of men’s international play including playing for Mexico in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups.
Coach: Ricardo La Volpe coaches Mexico. He has been the coach since 2002. Between 1983 and 2002, La Volpe had coaching stints with several teams in the Mexican First Division.
Group Schedule: Mexico is in Group D with Iran, Angola, and Portugal. Mexico opens their World Cup on June 11 in Nuremburg against Iran. Their second game is on June 16 in Hanover against Angola. Mexico finishes up group play against Portugal on June 21 in Geisenkirchen.
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Will David Beckham Be At The 2010 World Cup
In England’s final World Cup qualifying game Beckham came of the bench to receive his 115th cap. His superb performance, which earned him the man of the match award, will have gone a long way to calm fears about his fitness, and secure his place at South Africa 2010. However, the World Cup is still eight months away and Beckham will have to remain match fit and fight for his place in the squad right up until the tournament begins, if he is to remain on track to becoming the first man in an England shirt to play at four World Cups.
England vs. BelarusEngland went into their final group match against Belarus knowing that they had already qualified for the World Cup. With minor injuries forcing key players Rooney and Gerard out off the team, the game was the perfect chance for some of the fringe players to impress England manager Fabio Capello.
However, after a bright start, scoring within in the first four minutes, England produced an average workman like performance against a well organized Belarus team. In the 59th minute Beckham was introduced, prompting an instant reaction from the crowd and England players alike. Almost his first touch, a pass from a corner, led to Shawn Wight Phillips finding the back of the net for England’s second goal.
In a game where Peter Crouch scored twice and Shawn Wright Phillips impressed, out of position on the left, it was David Beckham’s superb cameo that stood out. Although he only played 30 minutes, his performance earned him the man of the match award, much to the approval of the Wembley crowd.
Competition for Beckham’s PositionThere is fierce competition in the England squad for the mid field positions, with Lampard, Gerrard, Barry and Walcott looking certain to have already guaranteed their places. Beckham faces stiff competition for one of the few remaining spots, from in form players Aaron Lennon and Shaun Wright Phillips, as will as Joe Cole and Owen Hargreaves who are returning from injury. However, if Beckham stays in shape and continues to produce quality performances he would be unlucky not to find himself named in Capello’s 23 man squad. reservations surrounding his fitness have led to doubts over the continuation of his international career.
It was Beckham’s lack of match fitness that led to his exclusion from the squad Capello named for his first game as England manager, a friendly against Switzerland. At this time Beckham had not played a competitive game in three months, a situation he has worked hard to avoid finding himself in ever since.
At the end of the last MLS season Beckham joined AC Milan, where he enjoyed a successful loan spell, in an attempt to stay fit for international duty. After the Belarus game Beckham revealed that a repeat of this loan deal was “95% done” and that he “doesn’t see why it isn’t going to happen”. This deal will see Beckham playing competitive football at Mila n right up to the World Cup, greatly increasing his chances of making England’s World Cup Squad.
Beckham’s Chance to Prove Himself Before the World CupWith such fierce competition for spaces in the squad Beckham will have to work hard to prove his worth in his remaining MLS games, his loan spell with Milan and future England fixtures to guarantee his place in the England squad. The next chance Beckham will have to prove himself at an international level will be on the 14th of November when England take on FIFA’s number one ranked team, Brazil, in a friendly.
Beckham’s man of the match winning cameo performance against Belarus can only have strengthened his case for his continued inclusion in the England squad and taken him one step closer to appearing at a forth World Cup.
Language Broadcast of FIFA World Cup Germany 2006TM
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Miami (m City (1990 pop. 358,548), seat of Dade co., SE Fla., on Biscayne Bay at the mouth of the Miami River; inc. 1896. Unparalleled, In Depth Pre Game and Live Coverage for All 64 Matches Daily Rebroadcasts on Galavision and TeleFutura
See: New York Stock Exchange :UVN UVN Ustredni Vojenska Nemocnice (Prague) ), the leading Spanish language media company in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world’s third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , has announced the sportscasters for its exclusive Spanish language broadcast of the FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fdration Internationale de Football Association]
FIFA n abbr (= Fdration Internationale de Football Association) FIFA f World Cup Germany Germany has hosted the FIFA World Cup twice. Hence World Cup Germany may refer to: the 1974 FIFA World Cup of West Germany the 2006 FIFA World Cup of Germany, as a unified nation. 2006(TM) tournament the most important competition in international soccer and the most popular sporting event in the world. Univision’s lineup is a combination of the most noteworthy, seasoned sportscasters and former players from the Spanish speaking world, including Pablo Ramirez, Jesus Bracamontes Jesus Bracamontes is an ex coach of the Mexican soccer team Club Deportivo Guadalajara and was assistant coach for the Mexico national football team. Now he is a soccer analyst for the TV station Univision. Father of Jaquelin Bracamontes, actress, model and ex Miss Mexico. , Jorge Perez Navarro, Jose Luis Chilavert, Bruno Vain Bruno Vain is a Hispanic radio and television sportscaster. Despite his young age, he is perhaps one of the most highly recognized Spanish soccer play by play announcers in US Today. , Enrique Borja Enrique David Borja Garca (born 30 December, 1945) is a famous Mexican football (soccer) player.
Playing as a striker, he liked to chase the ball in order to score goals. and Fernando Fiore Fernando Fiore (born in Argentina) is a Hispanic television sportscaster. He is the host of Republica Deportiva and has anchored Univision’s FIFA World Cup coverage in 2002 and 2006. .
Together, Univision’s announcer team will provide viewers with play by play coverage, insightful commentary, and comprehensive analysis of every one of the 64 matches taking place in 12 cities throughout Germany starting on June 9 in Munich and culminating in Berlin on July 9. More than 50 million viewers are expected to tune in to Univision during this year’s tournament.
“We are thrilled to boast such an impressive lineup of talented soccer commentators and former players for our exclusive Spanish language 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament coverage,” said David Downs, President, Univision Sports. “We have comprehensive, around the clock coverage of World Cup action and no sportscasting team knows soccer like these seven gentlemen. Their expertise, enthusiasm, and insight will provide the in depth coverage that soccer fans have come to expect from the Univision Networks.”
Univision’s star studded play by play and color analyst teams are as follows:
Pablo Ramirez and Jesus Bracamontes:
Known as “La Torre La Torre is a municipality located in the province of vila, Castile and Len, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 357 inhabitants. Returning as color analyst for a second World Cup is “El Profe” himself, Jesus Bracamontes, a former Chivas coach and Mexican National Team assistant, who also serves as color analyst for Futbol Liga Mexicana matches.
Jorge Perez Navarro and Jose Luis Chilavert:
Anchor of TeleFutura’s “Contacto Deportivo Contacto Deportivo is the only nightly Spanish language sports highlights and recap program broadcast on the TeleFutura network (part of Univision) aimed at the Mexican and Hispanic market in the United States. de Ford”, the only nightly, live sports magazine on Spanish language television, Jorge Perez Navarro, who called the action for Univision at the 2002 World Cup, returns to the microphone with Jose Luis Chilavert, the celebrated Paraguayan goalkeeper of the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, who brings high energy and colorful personality to the booth.
Bruno Vain and Enrique Borja:
A rising star in play by play commentary with many international matches to his credit, Bruno Vain joins Enrique Borja, the beloved Mexican hero of the 1966 and 1970 World Cups, a star of both UNAM Pumas and Club America in the Mexican Soccer League, and former president of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol.
Univision will broadcast all 64 World Cup matches live across every time zone in the country. Each match will have a minimum 30 minute pre kick off segment. The opening match, both semi finals and the final match will have a one hour pre game show. The Network’s comprehensive coverage will allow soccer enthusiasts to fully experience the World Cup and see the pomp POMPA drug used in cancer chemotherapy and composed of purinethol (6 mercaptopurine), Oncovin (vincristine sulfate), methotrexate, and prednisone. and ceremony live, beginning with the players emerging from the tunnel to the field. ET/PT). ET/PT. ET/PT sports newscast on TeleFutura, will expand its broadcast to one hour during the World Cup to accommodate additional highlights, interviews, features and analysis.
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Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish language media company in the United States. with approximately 45% market share. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.