Thapa to go to Germany
KATHMANDU: All Nepal Football Association president Ganesh Thapa is leaving for Berlin on Monday. Thapa is a member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006. The 20-member committee is headed by Marcel Mathier of Switzerland. This is the second consecutive World Cup that Thapa was nominated in the disciplinary committee. â€œIt is an honour to have entrusted for the responsibility again,â€ Thapa said. Meanwhile, ANFA vice-president Lalit Krishna Shrestha, general secretary Narendra Shrestha and treasurer Birat Jung Shahi will on Tuesday leave for Munich to attend the FIFA congress.
BELGRADE: Serbia-Montenegro striker Mateja Kezman was injured on Saturday during preparations for the World Cup. The Serbsâ€™ main striker suffered a knee injury and will miss their last warmup match, team doctor Ilija Asanin said. â€œIt is evident that Kezman will have to rest for a few days,â€ Asanin said. Kezman, who was Serbia-Montenegroâ€™s top striker with five goals during World Cup qualifications, plays for Atletico Madrid after two seasons with Chelsea.
Farewell to Brazil
WEGGIS: About 7,000 fans gathered to bid farewell to Brazilâ€™s stars on Saturday, with life in the small Swiss town that hosted the teamâ€™s preparation gradually getting back to normal. People dressed in yellow-and-green packed the 5,000-seat arena â€” and nearby hills â€” to watch Brazilâ€™s last training session in the lakeside resort town of Weggis. Brazilian fans and local residents danced and chanted as the players practiced ahead of their warmup against New Zealand.