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|Locations:||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
Women's national team head coaches react after the draw for the 2015 Women's World Cup.
Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada - 06 December 2014
1. 00:00 SOUNDBITE (English) Jill Ellis, USA's Head Coach
"Well, I mean, it's earned respect, it's earned pressure I think, just because of how this team has done. But I think the way this team approaches it, it's an opportunity to be successful, it's not about pressure. I think we're coming in with something to prove, and we're going for it. We haven't won the World Cup in many years, so I think it's...we're very hungry and goal oriented."
2. 00:23 SOUNDBITE (English) Pia Sundhage, Sweden's Head Coach
"That's a really tough group. You know, you have four good teams...different kinds of teams, but if you look at USA...one of the best teams in the world, maybe the best team in the world. And ten you have Nigeria...tough team, you have a lot of battles, good in the air, fast, strong. And they did well during the U-20's, World Cup, this year. They have some good upcoming players as well. And then you have Australia, well organised, a young team. So, yeah, it's a real tough group, so we need to play good football if we want to advance, that's for sure."
3. 01:04 SOUNDBITE (English) Pia Sundhage, Sweden's Head Coach
(on use of artificial turf for World Cup 2015)
"Well, the thing is, it is what it is. So I really got to look at it as: ok, we going to adjust the way we're going to play. I thought it was a little bit of a weird decision. But it is what it is, just go for it, and make the most of it."
4. 01:24 SOUNDBITE (Swedish) Pia Sundhage, Sweden's Head Coach
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5. 01:40 SOUNDBITE (English) John Herdman, Canada's Head Coach
"It's a good draw for me, and this team. And I think it's very doable. Yeah, we can get out of it. There's no way it's an easy draw. These are tough teams. We wont be able to take our foot off the pedal at all. So we won't be able to rest players. You know, you're going to have to take every game pretty seriously. So I think we kind of should do this. We should get out and hopefully win our group."
6. 02:09 SOUNDBITE (English) John Herdman, Canada's Head Coach
(on playing New Zealand, whom he formerly coached, in group play)
"It's pretty nostalgiac. I've only worked with two groups of women, in the women's game, and it's those New Zealand girls, which I've known from a young age, and the Canadian women. And if you're going to share a moment in front of 50,000 Canadians, it would be great to have all the people that you've worked with, and enjoyed working with, on the pitch. But I also know a little bit about them as well."
7. 02:30 SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Norio Sasaki, Japan's Head Coach
"We don't have any experience to defend the title but we think it's going to be a new challenge in order to be the top again."
8. 02:58 SOUNDBITE (German) Silvia Neid, Germany's Head Coach
"Norway is always a huge competitor, the same with Thailand. they are technically very well versed.
the same as the African team so, we are looking forward to play."
9. 03:25 SOUNDBITE (Korean) Yoon Duk-yeo, South Korea's Head Coach
"They are ranked a lot higher than us, according to the FIFA rankings right now. But we are going to
prepare and I believe in my athletes and they are going to perform well."
10. 03:45 SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hao Wei, China's Head Coach
"We are very excited to compete against Team Canada and we are really happy to go to Edmonton.
Looking forward to compete in Edmonton."
11. 03:57 SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Osvaldo "Vadao" Alvarez, Brazil's Head Coach
"I think it was a very levelled group. Costa Rica and Spain are the newcomers. On Spain, we know
how serious they are with their work, both on Men's and Women's team. I think that Brazil will have to
work hard so we can be successful, especially on group stage, advancing group stage and then
going into the other stages."
12. 04:23 SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Sampson, England's Head Coach
"Well it's certainly a huge challenge, in terms of the type of quality opponents we've got. We know that the French are a very talented team, you've got a lot of history against France, in the last World Cup, and in the last European Championships, and unfortunately the history books don;t read too good for us. It's about time that changed, and we're excited about that challenge. And watching Colombia and Mexico, two teams that qualified well, picking up good performances against the likes of Brazil and the USA. So three different styles, and for us it's an exciting draw, because we want to pit ourselves against good teams, and we fully believe in ourselves, and we can go in this tournament, be competitive, and we want to try to not just qualify, but be competitive, and we can win this group."
13. 05:03 SOUNDBITE (French) Philippe Bergeroo, France's Head Coach
"France has never won the tournament, so we have a lot of humility and we will go step by step and
the first goal is to qualify for the second round."
14. 05:27 SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Reijners, Holland's Head Coach
"Yeah, this is our first time. We're looking forward to playing in such a big tournament as the World Cup. And It think it's good for the women's game in the Netherlands. But it's also good for our very young team to play such big games, as in the World Cup."
15. 05:45 SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Roger Reijners, Holland's Head Coach
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16. 06:12 SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Leonardo Cuellar, Mexico's Head Coach
"It's a tough group. I believe that the favourites are the two European countries - France and England
but I believe that either Colombia or Mexico could be surprise if they ever proper preparation."
17. 06:28 SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Felipe Taborda, Colombia's Head Coach
"It's a very tough group with two powerhouses, France and England, as well as an important team like
Mexico. It will be a struggle. We have been preparing ourselves very hard and our commitment is very high."
18. 06:46 SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ignacio Quereda, Spain's Head Coach
"It was a draw like any other one. We have very complicated teams. Brazil is always a derby. Korea
has a great capacity and very physical skills, especially speed. Costa Rica has a more technical
team, similar to ours. We have our possibilities, we will have to fight in order to secure the group's
19. 07:11 SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ignacio Quereda, Spain's Head Coach
"In Spain, practically 100 percent of the matches are played in this kind of turf. It's a totally acceptable
turf, men play at that pitch as well. I don't understand all this situation that has been happening and
why there's this controversy."
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FIFA and the organising committee for the 2018 World Cup in Russia held their fourth meeting on Friday (21 November).
With 245 days to go until the first official 2018 FIFA World Cup event, outlining the details of the Preliminary Draw was among the main items on the agenda of the fourth meeting of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) Board held in Sochi on Friday.
Members of the board, led by LOC Chairman Vitaly Mutko and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, presented a summary of work completed in preparation for the event, including the concept that had been approved and the locations determined for the key events of the Preliminary Draw.
The draw itself, as was previously announced, will take place on 25 July 2015 in Saint Petersburg's Kostantinovsky Palace in Strelna.
With the Preliminary Draw determining how the national sides will proceed towards the final tournament in 11 Russian host cities in 2018, the dates for the tournament itself are becoming all the more real.
Members of the LOC Board agreed on a proposed start and end date for both the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup - with a final decision set to be presented following the upcoming FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Morocco on 18 December 2014.
Furthermore, it was decided that the official match schedule for the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Confederations Cup will be announced following the meeting of the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup in the week of the Preliminary Draw.
The Board also received a comprehensive summary on the state of well-progressing preparations at all 12 tournament arenas, while Valcke reiterated that the hosting plans for the World Cup remain unchanged with 11 host cities and 12 stadia, and that no further reduction in arena capacity is planned.
As part of their visit to Sochi, the FIFA and LOC delegation also visited the Olympic Park and saw reconstruction plans for the Olympic stadium, which will host matches both in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the World Cup in 2018.
The occasion was also used to discuss location options for the FIFA Fan Fest in Sochi.
The next LOC Board Meeting with FIFA representatives is scheduled to be held in February next year in Saint Petersburg.
Following the board meeting, Mutko and Valcke provided a brief update to the media.
Valcke steered clear of questions over the recent report in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
"I will not comment because I was in Sochi and I was not in Zurich when this meeting took place," he said.
FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of both World Cups.
Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. 21 November 2014.
1. 00:00 Wide of FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, Russia's Minister of sport and Russia 2018 LOC Chairman Vitaly Mutko, Russia 2018 LOC CEO entering news conference and taking seats
2. 00:18 Close-up of cameramen
3. 00:23 SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary General:
"I am very happy to be here. So, thanks Sochi for the hospitality. It was good with a good visit of the stadium. It's an amazing stadium. And it will be a good stadium to host the number of teams and games Sochi will have to do during the Confederations Cup and the World Cup."
4. 00:41 Close-up of ball on table
5. 00:46 SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary General:
"For the time being, I mean the impact is nil on the organisation of the World Cup and I hope that the world will understand and recognise that the World Cup is a sporting event, and has nothing to do with politics, and should not be used as a political tool or for whatever reason wrongly by any groups. So, that's why I am saying the World Cup is organised in Russia, with Russia for the fans of the world. It's about football and football is out of politics as it is part and define in out statutes."
6. 01:19 Wide of journalists
7. 01:24 SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary General:
"So, we will do our best whatever it means for FIFA to make this World Cup 2018 a monument, to make sure that this 2018 World Cup will be a great success and I think that there is no question we have the same goal between Russia and FIFA."
8. 01:41 Close-up of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 emblem
9. 01:46 SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary General:
"I mean firstly, it's a statement between two chairmen and I will not comment because I was in Sochi, and I was not in Zurich when this meeting took place, and I was not by the way invited to this meeting. I mean, yes, they will provide the report to Mr. Scala, the chairman of the Audit and Compliance and he will then be able to bring some addition information to the Executive Committee we have on the 18th of December. So I cannot say more than that."
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10. 02:21 SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary General:
"So, now there will be more information given to the Executive Committee members and its a good thing."
11. 02:29 Journalists
12. 02:34 SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary General:
"Now regarding Eckert's report. It came out from Mr. Eckert. And the only one thing is that there was an agreement that Communication will see the statement to make sure that we will coordinate between Mr. Eckert and the Communication department. But the report from Mr. Eckert and the report from Mr. Garcia are confidential as long as they are not published. And Mr. Eckert publishes report of 42 pages and Mr. Garcia's report now on top of the current people who have a copy of this report, there is Mr. Dominoco Scala, the chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee, who has the copy of the report. No one else."
13. 03:17 Valcke talking to Alexei Sorokin, CEO of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Organising Committee
14. 03:22 SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vitaly Mutko, Russia's Minister of sport and Russia 2018 LOC Chairman:
"From Sochi, the most southern city, to the most, I would say northern city, if we talk about Saint Petersburg and the Urals, then the flight to Yekaterinburg from here is two hours and to Saint Petersburg from here is a three-hour flight. These are the longest distances. So, in general for fans it will be very convenient."
15. 03:49 Wide of speakers
16. 03:55 Photographers
17. 03:59 SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary General:
"It will be difficult for Russia because Russia is a UEFA member. So, it will be, they will have to decide do they stay with UEFA or do they organise the World Cup and play the World Cup. I think that we should be reasonable and stop all these things. I mean the World Cup, if it happen the boycott of the World Cup, as I say before, it's a nonsense. We should not mix everything and the World Cup has to take place with 32 teams, with 64 games, in different eleven cities. And the pre-draw which will be organised soon will determine the groups for these competition, and then we will go to the final draw in December 2017. So, let's look at the things normally and forget about what one or the other one are saying around, and sometime it's more true to provoke than to be realistic on what is the world today."
18. 04:55 Wide of speakers standing up and leaving
19. 05:00 Wide of exterior Grand Polyana Hotel building
20. 05:05 Close-up of US and Swiss flags
21. 05:10 Flags, mountains in background
22. 05:15 Russian flag, mountains in background
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Coaches of Asian teams attended a post-World Cup FIFA conference and technical meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday (30 October).
A FIFA conference for national coaches of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
Among the attendees were Australia coach Ange Postecoglou, who has set his mind on the Asian Cup in January 2015 - the region's premier tournament that will be hosted in Australia for the first time.
Postecoglou, who was in charge of the Australian team in Brazil at the 2014 World Cup, received much criticism after the Socceroos were knocked out in the group stage of the world cup, having suffered three straight losses.
He is hopeful the lessons learnt from those defeats at major tournament like world cup can be put to good use at the upcoming Asian Cup.
Postecoglou is encouraged by the signs of growth of Australian football overall.
Australia's A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers are already half way to winning the Asian Champions League, having won the first leg of the two-legged final.
But to lift the Asian Cup trophy in his own backyard will be the ultimate aim for Postecoglou.
South Korea's coach Uli Stielike has only been in charge for just over a month and the German is concerned that he may not have enough time to fully prepare his team for the Asian Cup.
Former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz only renewed his coaching contract with Iran in the last week. The Portugese national had threatened to quit after the Brazil World Cup, despite a decent showing by Iran. Queiroz believes the challenge for Iran is to play with a similar spirit in Australia.
Frenchman Alain Perrin, the new coach of China, will approach the Asian Cup with a practical perspective. Perrin believes advancing from the group stage would relatively be a success for China, given they are ranked ninth in Asia currently.
The FIFA conference began on Wednesday and will conclude in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 October 2014
1. 00:00 - Various of FIFA conference posters at Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
2. 00:14 - Set up shot of Ange Postecoglou
3. 00:19 - SOUNDBITE (English): Ange Postecoglou, Coach, Australia,
"Yeah absolutely. Lot of it has come out of purely being in a tournament, in a major tournament. So the Asian Cup is a major tournament, so there are some lessons learned for us from the World Cup and again, looking at some of the major trends coming out of a major tournament like the World Cup, particularly with the Asian Cup so closely followed there is certainly some stuff that is very relevant."
4. 00:44 - Cutaway of Postecoglou
5. 00:51 - SOUNDBITE (English): Ange Postecoglou, Coach, Australia, "Absolutely, for Australian football I think we are certainly growing. We obviously came to the Asian federation quite a few years ago now. And for us to now making an impact in the region with the understanding of how difficult it is. But it is great for Western Sydney Wanderers to be able to achieve that (qualifying for the Champions League final), we were runners-up at the Asian Cup four years ago, so yeah from our perspective we really want to start making a huge impact and hopefully see the game grow in our country."
6. 01:21 - SOUNDBITE (English) Uli Stielike, Coach, South Korea,
"It's the time problem. This is my biggest problem. I hope that when we have two weeks like we will have before we will go to play our first game in Australia then in this time we can introduce more our philosophy. But my first experience in the two games I worked with, played against Paraguay and Costa Rica, we were very positive. We stayed two, three days together (before) we played Paraguay, we won the game, after four days we played Costa Rica, we played at a good level, we lost 1-3, but the way how we played was good and I have a good feeling with this team."
7. 02:08 - SOUNDBITE (English) Carlos Queiroz, Coach, Iran,
"So at the end Iranian fans I think are very proud and happy with the performance of the players, the attitude was fantastic and I think now we need to do the same thing in Australia, we need to transfer that spirit, that inspiration to Australia and try and win the next game and if it is possible the second and on to the final."
8. 02:40 - SOUNDBITE (English) Alain Perrin, Coach, China,
"I think sure we are not the best team in Asia, we are now our ranking is ninth, so we have our challenge. Because our target is to go out from the group stage. The first game is important so we have to be ready to play hundred per cent to fill the gap between us and the top teams. But I think the teams are very close and we can even if you play together as a team, with a good mentality, tactically we can compete with the other teams."
9. 03:30 - Shot of FIFA poster
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Brazil named former captain Carlos Dunga as their new coach for the second time - the appointment of the 1994 World Cup-winning captain was confirmed on Tuesday (22nd July) by Brazil's Football Confederation.
Carlos Dunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach.
The appointment of the 1994 World Cup-winning captain was confirmed on Tuesday by Brazil's Football Confederation.
Scolari resigned after Brazil finished fourth in the recent World Cup they hosted, suffering a humiliating 7-1 semi-final rout by Germany in the process.
Dunga coached Brazil at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but was sacked following a 2-1 defeat by the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.
His record during the four years of his first reign read: won 42, drew 12 and lost six.
He has beaten former Corinthians manager Tite to the post.
The 50-year-old's first game in charge will be a rematch with defeated 2014 World Cup quarter-final opponents Colombia in Miami on 5th September.
Scolari, who guided Brazil to World Cup victory in 2002, and his entire backroom staff have all left their posts since the tournament finished.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 11th June, 2014. File:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 11th June, 2014:
1. 00:00 Dunga seated for interview.
2. 00:05 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Dunga, former Brazil head coach and World Cup winning captain (talking about on Brazil's expectations):
"We are all expecting Brazil to win the World Cup because after what happened at the 1950 World Cup, we hope that we can win here."
3. 00:19 Brazilian squad training.
4. 00:27 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Dunga, former Brazil head coach and World Cup winning captain (on Neymar):
"I think Neymar is a good dribbler of the ball but at Barcelona, he doesn't do that. For Brazil, he shows more."
5. 00:46 Neymar scores a goal in training.
6. 00:54 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Dunga, former Brazil head coach and World Cup winning captain (on Brazil hosting the World Cup):
"I think the population can be proud to host the World Cup because Brazil has won the tournament the most times. I think they will be really happy to bring foreigners here to Brazil - and it will be a great World Cup."
7. 01:22 Wide of the Brazil squad at training.
Zurich, Switzerland. 30th October 2007. File:
8. 01:26 Brazil coach Dunga (left) holding the World Cup trophy.
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Small protest in takes place in Brasilia on Monday (23rd June), criticising the amount of money being spent on the 2014 World Cup.
Around 150 people gathered near the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia to protest against the 2014 World Cup on Monday.
The main goal was to criticise the way the tournament has been organised and the amount of money spent to produce the championship.
One of the protesters, Thiago Avila, explained.
"We are not against the World Cup, like the games, we're not against the games, especially we're not against soccer, we love soccer, but we think soccer is being used as an excuse to remove the rights of the people," he said.
The protesters marched from Brasilia's central bus station holding a large sculpture representing the FIFA trophy.
They were prevented from reaching the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, the venue for Brazil's third and last Group A fixture against Cameroon on Monday night, by a substantial police and security presence.
At the end of the march, the demonstrators burned the sculpture and a Brazil flag.
Brasilia, Brazil. 23rd June, 2014
1. 00:00 Pan from football fans in Brazil shirts to protesters
2. 00:07 Tilt up from protesters to large orange representation of the World Cup
3. 00:12 Police filming the protest
4. 00:17 Woman singing: "If the World Cup is not for me, yes I go to the streets."
5. 00:25 Ground shot of march
6. 00:32 Protesters marching
7. 00:38 SOUNDBITE (English) Thiago Avila, protester:
"We are not against the World Cup, like the games, we're not against the games, especially we're not against soccer, we love soccer, but we think soccer is being used as an excuse to remove the rights of the people."
8. 00:50 Protesters dancing in a circle
9. 00:57 Protesters playing drums
10. 01:03 Tilt up of the 'Cup' being burned
11. 01:11 Police helicopter hovering
12. 01:15 Various of 'Cup' burning and protesters
13. 01:32 Man puts a Brazilian flag over the fire
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Russia 2018 made a presentation on Saturday (14 June) amidst corruption allegations in the FIFA bidding process.
One day after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer was banned from football for 90 days by FIFA for not cooperating with an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.
The Russian local organising committee presented on Saturday the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro,
Days before the opening of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a former member of FIFA's executive committee was accused of making payments totaling $5 million to senior football officials in return for support for Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup.
British newspaper The Sunday Times said it has obtained millions of secret documents proving that Mohamed Bin Hammam, a Qatari who used to be FIFA vice president, was lobbying on his country's behalf ahead of the vote in December 2010.
The allegations brought scrutiny on the 2010 vote, which awarded football's biggest tournament to the tiny desert state for 2022 and chose Russia as host country for 2018.
FIFA said the suspension of Beckenbauer was requested by ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia, making Beckenbauer the first person to be punished as a result of the case.
Russia has also been under scrutiny during the build-up for the 2013 Sochi Winter Olympics for official positions taken towards homosexuality.
Last summer FIFA asked 2018 World Cup for "clarification and more details'' about a newly proposed anti-gay law.
The legislation prohibiting "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors'' prompted an international furor. FIFA said in a statement that Russia has "committed to provide all visitors and fans with a warm welcome and ensure their safety'' during its monthlong marquee tournament.
Soccer's governing body added that it "trusts that the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts will deliver on this promise.''
But perhaps the main controversy surrounding the 2018 World Cup will be its economic feasibility.
Last year the Standard & Poor's ratings agency warned that many of the Russian cities hosting the World Cup will have trouble finding the money to build soccer stadiums and improve transit links and other infrastructure.
The Russian government estimates the total 2018 World Cup budget at $22 billion, which already is much higher than Brazil's budget of $13.6 billion for the 2014 World Cup.
The Russian government has also said it would restrict its World Cup support to sports-related construction.
S&P said four Russian cities should have no trouble covering their 2018 World Cup expenditures: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. Among the remaining seven, those facing the biggest difficulties are Kaliningrad, Samara and Saransk, it said.
Russian expenditures for the 2014 Sochi Olympics are estimated to have been about $50 billion - the most expensive Olympics ever, significantly higher than the $14.3 billion spent by London in 2012.
The ratings agency report said Russia's federal and local governments may have underestimated their World Cup costs because "budgets for large capital projects in Russia have often exceeded initial estimates."
One main reason for this is Russia's rampant corruption, which is particularly high in road construction and other building projects.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 14 June 2014.
1. 00:00 Illustrator drawing on giant football
2. 00:10 Sign reading "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia"
3. 00:15 Steward wearing t-shirt reading "Come on Russia" in Brazilian
4. 00:20 Alexey Sorokin, CEO of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee, talking to group
5. 00:25 SOUNDBITE (English): Alexey Sorokin, CEO of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee:
"It's the last chance for us to see how the World Cup is organised. There are many similarities, there are many differences between our countries, but every World Cup is unique, has World Cup has its own challenges. We'd like to learn a great deal from Brazil."
6. 00:44 Sorokin talking to audience
7. 00:49 Cameraman
8. 00:54 SOUNDBITE (English): Alexey Sorokin, CEO of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee:
"We'll have comprehensive safety and security plans. We'll have a number of federal agencies implementing this plan and being in charge of this plan. So far there has not been a single incident during major international sporting events in Russia, which makes us believe that we can organise it not (only) in a very enjoyable way, but also in a very safe way."
9. 01:23 Pie chart showing investments for World Cup
10. 01:28 Close-up of pie chart title: "Infrastructure program"
11. 01:33 Close-up of element in pie chart "Ensuring the implementation of the program: 0.5 million (roubles)"
12. 01:38 SOUNDBITE (English): Alexey Sorokin, CEO of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee:
"No, it's not a concern, we've always been very transparent, very open, we've always stuck to FIFA's ethic code, so we have nothing to be concerned about."
13. 01:51 Pan left stadium designs
14. 01:56 Close up caption reading "2 stadiums built"
15. 02:01 SOUNDBITE (English): Alexey Sorokin, CEO of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee:
"I can only promise that the World Cup in Russia will be non-discriminatory, for reason of religion, sex, any other credos that people might have. It will be a good, hospitable World Cup."
16. 02:23 Wide shot of painters decorating Russian dolls
17. 02:29 Close-up of Russian dolls
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World Cup-winner Cafu spoke to SNTV on Friday (13th June) about his expectations of Neymar, Brazil's tightly-contested win over Croatia and the anti-World Cup demonstrations throughout the country.
Brazil's most capped player in history, Cafu, believes that despite a close and controversial opening World Cup win over Croatia, the current squad of players is capable of winning a sixth title on home soil this year.
Cafu, who was capped 142 times by his country, played in three World Cup finals and captained his team to a World Cup win in 2002, said he is expecting to see Neymar live up to his reputation and lead Brazil to the World Cup this year.
"Today Neymar is the biggest player in our team and in Brazilian football. Now he has become a reference in world football. We really expect a lot from him this World Cup and he already showed that by scoring two goals, one from a penalty and one with his left foot. He is the type of player that can resolve a game at any moment in the match," he said.
Brazil ran out 3-1 winners in their opening game against Croatia, but it was not as comfortable a victory as the scoreline suggests.
The hosts fell behind early on to a Marcelo own goal before Neymar grabbed his first before half time.
His second came from a controversially awarded penalty as Dejan Lovren was adjudged to bring down Fred with the slightest of touches.
And Cafu admitted that the penalty decision was debatable, saying, "I think that the referee could have given it either way. I hope that Brazil wins every game without more debate or issues. I do think it may not have been a penalty."
Current Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was in charge last time Brazil won the tournament in 2002 and Cafu argued that the man known affectionately in Brazil as "Felipao" has created a similar atmosphere among his players this time as 12 years ago.
"Scolari has already created that atmosphere. 2014 has already started and so has the World Cup. He has already imposed the Felipao rhythm and his style on the pitch. Coming back against Croatia shows that Scolari is not a man for just any team. The team are in his control and everyone who comes on, or joins the team, wants to show that they know they are playing for the Brazilian national team," said Cafu.
He also commented on the current protests and demonstrations against the World Cup taking place in Brazil and said, "The protests are domestic issues within our country. They are our problems which happen to revolve around the World Cup. But these problems will still continue. Brazil winning the World Cup won't resolve any of our problems of health care, education or security and it won't resolve the issues of the protests."
"The social issues will still remain present in the country, therefore, football is not the route to take to resolve political issues in a country. The protests are viable means to change, demonstrations are viable, but right now it's all about the World Cup. Let's focus on the events taking place in the country," he added.
Cafu, formerly of AC Milan and Roma, also looked ahead to Italy's opening game against England in Manaus which will be played on Saturday (14th June).
CR Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 13th June, 2014.
1. 00:00 Pull-out of Cafu.
2. 00:07 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Cafu, on Neymar:
"Today, Neymar is the biggest player in our team and in Brazilian football. Now he has become a reference in world football. We really expect a lot from him this World Cup and he already showed that by scoring two goals, one from a penalty and one with his left foot. He is the type of player that can resolve a game at any moment in the match. We hope that his performances get better as the tournament goes on because the Brazil team needs what he has to give on the pitch."
3. 00:37 Cafu sat down.
4. 00:42 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Cafu, on Brazil's penalty versus Croatia:
"It's a debatable decision but I think seeing the game with a cold eye, that the referee could have given it either way. I hope that Brazil wins every game without more debate or issues. Referees always create debate throughout the whole world and at the World Cup, that's always going to be the case. I do think it may not have been a penalty."
5. 01:08 Cafu walking.
6. 01:14 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Cafu, on Brazil's defensive display versus Croatia:
"It can get better, we can definitely get better! Especially in defence! There were a few moments when we were under pressure from the opposition and we can work on this. The opponents were finding it easy to get to our goal. One of our strengths is our defence and I think we can improve it."
7. 01:36 Tilt up of Cafu.
8. 01:41 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Cafu, World Cup winning captain in 2002 (comparing the 2002 squad to the 2014 squad under Luiz Feliple Scolari):
"Scolari has already created that atmosphere. 2014 has already started and so has the World Cup. He has already imposed the Felipao rhythm and his style on the pitch. Coming back against Croatia shows that Scolari is not a man for just any team. On the television you could see him pointing and making substitutions. The team are in his control and everyone who comes on, or joins the team, wants to show that they know they are playing for the Brazilian national team."
9. 02:27 Tilt up from football to Cafu.
10. 02:33 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Cafu, on the protests against the World Cup in Brazil:
"The protests are domestic issues within our country. They are our problems which happen to revolve around the World Cup. But these problems will still continue. Brazil winning the World Cup won't resolve any of our problems of health care, education or security and it won't resolve the issues of the protests. If Brazil wins the World Cup, will have won it for the sixth time and we will get to have six stars on our chest, on our shirt. The social issues will still remain present in the country. Therefore football is not the route to take to resolve political issues in a country. The protests are viable means to change, demonstrations are viable, but right now it's all about the World Cup. Let's focus on the events taking place in the country."
11. 03:17 Cafu holding football.
12. 03:23 SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Cafu, World Cup winning captain in 2002 (on Italy's squad and opening game versus England):
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13. 04:02 Closing shot of Cafu walking.
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World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro is confident that Italy will defeat England in Manaus this weekend and think that Brazil were fortunate to receive a "present" from the referee in the opening game versus Croatia.
Fabio Cannavaro, Italy's captain for the World Cup triumph in 2006, is confident of the Azzurri's chances in Brazil.
Cesare Prandelli's side face England in their opening World Cup game on Saturday (14th June) and Cannavaro believes Italy will come out on top.
"This game will be very tactical but I think that in the end Italy can beat England," he said.
He continued that although playing deep in the Amazon in Manaus would be challenging, the Italians would not let the heat affect their performance.
"The climate conditions will be different, it's so hot there. The conditions for training and playing are not the best but the Italian players are used to it," Cannavaro said.
Cannavaro also praised the work Prandelli had done during his time as Italy's head coach saying, "" think we have a talented coach and we have really good players. We can win at the World Cup because we are Italian. We are always fighting to win the World Cup."
The former defender was speaking in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (12th June) and had watched on as Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 in the World Cup's opening game.
Cannavaro admitted that the hosts had appeared nervous in the first half and were awarded a generous penalty to take a 2-1 lead.
"The game, in the first half the Brazilian players were afraid, they were tense. And when Croatia scored it made the situation more difficult. But after the referee gave them a very nice present, after the game it was too easy," he said.
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 12th June, 2014.
1. 00:00 Tilt up of Fabio Cannavaro
2. 00:05 SOUNDBITE: (English) Fabio Cannavaro, Former captain of Italy and World Cup winner in 2006 (on the Italian squad's chances in Brazil):
"I think we have a talented coach and we have really good players. We can win at the World Cup because we are Italian. We are always fighting to win the World Cup."
3. 00:25 Cutaway of Cannavaro speaking
4. 00:30 SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Fabio Cannavaro, Former captain of Italy and World Cup winner in 2006 (on Italy in Brazil):
"I think that Italy has a very good team and a very good coach. Like always at the World Cup you have to do everything you can to win. We have an obligation to do it because we are Italy. So we have to find ways to win the World Cup."
5. 00:54 Tilt up of Cannavaro
6. 00:59 SOUNDBITE: (English) Fabio Cannavaro, Former captain of Italy and World Cup winner in 2006 (on Italy v England):
"The game will be very tough because I think the England team has very good players. England has good experience in the World Cup. They have a good coach and players like (Wayne) Rooney and (Steven) Gerrard - they can kill you in one second so we expect a lot of the England team and we can't wait to watch the game."
7. 01:32 Pan to Cannavaro
8. 01:38 SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Fabio Cannavaro, Former captain of Italy and World Cup winner in 2006 (on Italy's game versus England in Manaus):
"The climate conditions will be different, it's so hot there. The conditions for training and playing are not the best but the Italian players are used to it. This game will be very tactical but I think that in the end Italy can beat England."
9. 02:09 Pull focus to Cannavaro
10. 02:14 SOUNDBITE: (English) Fabio Cannavaro, Former captain of Italy and World Cup winner in 2006 (on Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia):
"The game, in the first half the Brazilian players were afraid, they were tense. And when Croatia scored it made the situation more difficult. But after the referee gave them a very nice present, after the game it was too easy."
11. 02:52 Cannavaro checks his mobile phone
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The north-eastern Brazilian city of Natal will host four FIFA World Cup matches this summer in the new Arena das Dunas.
The stadium, which was designed by architect Christopher Lee, uses the city's famous sand dunes as inspiration.
Located in the Rio Grande do Norte capital, the Arena das Dunas can seat up to 40-thousand fans and cost roughly $200 million US dollars.
2014 World Cup Rio Grande do Norte state secretary Demetrio Torres said the arena has become the state's main attraction.
"The Arena das Dunas is a success story. The fact that it is a multi-use arena and that it has such a privileged location in the middle of the city increases it's value," Torres said.
In addition to hosting the second match of the tournament between Mexico and Cameroon, the venue's pitch will also host players from Italy, Uruguay and the USA, among others.
Natal was once home to the largest US military base outside of that country during World War II.
It is also known for its beaches, such as Praia de Careca and Praia da Pipa, and its sand dunes, which are traversed by tourists on sand buggies and camels.
Popular local food include shrimp and cashew nuts, with Natal boasting the largest cashew tree in the world.
It also attracts characters like Inaldo Lucas de Farias, known as "Dr. Cashew," who only "wakes up" to make a sale.
The first World Cup match at the state-of-the art Arena das Dunas will be staged on June 13th.
Natal, Brazil. March, 2014.
1. 00:00 Mid of man riding "jegui," a local mule with city in background.
2. 00:05 Wide of Natal skyline.
3. 00:09 Wide of Natal.
4. 00:13 Wide of Arena dad Dunas exterior.
5. 00:18 Mid of sign.
6. 00:23 Wide of stadium exterior.
7. 00:26 Wide of pitch.
8. 00:30 Wide of stands.
9. 00:34 Wide of stands.
10. 00:37 Mid of seats.
11. 00:42 Various of pitch.
12. 00:50 Wide pan of pitch.
13. 00:55 Mid of 2014 World Cup Rio Grande do Norte state secretary Demetrio Torres.
14. 00:59 Mid of Torres.
15. 01:04 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Demetrio Torres, 2014 World Cup Rio Grande do Norte state secretary:
"The Arena das Dunas is a success story. The fact that it is a multi-use arena and that it has such a privileged location in the middle of the city increases it's value. We can say without a doubt that the Arena das Dunas is the state's most popular attraction."
16. 01:32 Mid of Torres at his desk.
17. 01:36 SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Demetrio Torres, 2014 World Cup Rio Grande do Norte state secretary:
"On non-game days, the main attraction for tourists would be our beaches. Our desert region and dunes would also be interesting for Europeans to come and see in particular. This is a salt region. The state of Rio Grande do Norte produces 96 per cent of the salt that is consumed in Brazil. We have a beautiful coast and interior that are the postcards of the northeast."
18. 02:20 Wide of Careca beach.
19. 02:24 Wide of people walking along beach.
20. 02:27 Mid of corn vendor.
21. 02:30 Wide of Careca mountain.
22. 02:33 Wide pan of people riding sand buggy.
23. 02:39 Wide of city sand dunes.
24. 02:41 Wide of hidden beach.
25. 02:44 Mid pan of tourists riding camel.
26. 02:52 Wide of beach entrance with sign.
27. 02:56 Close-up of sign reading "welcome, Natal happily welcomes you".
28. 03:00 Wide of people walking along commercial sector.
29. 03:04 Mid of storefront.
30. 03:08 Close-up of Natal t-shirts.
31. 03:10 Mid of t-shirts inspired by national team.
32. 03:13 Close-up of t-shirt reading: "My bet for the final Brazil 5, Argentina 0".
33. 03:18 Mid of people outside store front.
34. 03:22 Wide of entrance to world's largest cashew tree.
35. 03:27 Mid of replica of cashew nut on entrance arc.
36. 03:30 Mid of people walking through cashew tree.
37. 03:34 Mid of tourist posing with fake cashew.
38. 03:37 Close-up of sign reading "top view".
39. 03:41 Wide of cashew tree with city in background.
40. 03:44 Mid of "Dr. Cashew" selling nuts to tourists in car.
41. 03:47 Close tilt down of cashews.
42. 03:52 UPSOUND: (Portuguese) Doctor Cashew, Vendor/local character:
"American friends, we will face you in the final. Brazil versus United States at the World Cup final. Maracana 2014."
43. 04:01 Various of people fishing by bridge.
44. 04:08 Wide of church and boats on beach.
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The youngest of the World Cup host cities, Brasilia was founded in 1960 to replace Rio de Janeiro as the capital of the country.
It was designed by urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer.
The urban plan for the city, called Plano Piloto (Portuguese for Pilot Plan) was created in the shape of an airplane or a bird.
Braslia is cut from north to south (from the tip of one wing to the tip of another) by the Axis Road, and from east to west (the cockpit to the tail of the plane) by the Monumental Axis.
At the "cabin", there is located the Three Powers Plaza and its respective buildings: the National Congress, the Supreme Court and the Planalto Presidential Palace.
The venue to be used in the World Cup is the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha.
Built in 1974, it was refurbished for last year's Confederations Cup.
It is the most expensive Brazilian World Cup stadium, with refurbishments costing around $900 million US dollars - this despite the fact the city does not have any teams in the national leagues.
The 70,000-capacity venue was named after the striker who helped Brazil win its two first World Cup titles, in 1958 and 1962.
It will host seven matches, including Switzerland against Ecuador on June 15th, Colombia versus Ivory Coast four days later, Cameroon versus Brazil on the 23rd and Portugal against Ghana on June 26th.
It will also stage the third place play-off.
Brasilia, Brazil - March 2014
1. 00:00 Wide of Brasilia with National Congress at Background (centre)
2. 00:05 Wide of Eixo Monumental (Monumental Axis), a central avenue in Brasilia.
3. 00:10 Wide of Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia
4. 00:15 Mid of National Congress
5. 00:19 Pan of The Esplanade of Ministries with National Congress in the background
6. 00:28 Wide of the Mast of the Flag of Brazil at the National Pavillion, the largest regularly hoisted flag in the world.
7. 00:33 Wide of Palacio do Planalto, the Presidential Palace
8. 00:36 Mid of Paranoa Lake with Juscelino Kubitscheck bridge in the background
9. 00:43 Wide of Paranoa Lake with Juscelino Kubitscheck bridge in the background
10. 00:47 Wide of Paranoa Lake
11. 00:51 Pan of Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
12. 00:59 Mid of pillars at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
13. 01:02 Tilt down of stadium
14. 01:11 Photo of former Brazilian player Mane Garrincha in one of the VIP rooms
15. 01:15 Wide of stands
16. 01:20 Mid of stands
17. 01:23 Mid of stands
18. 01:26 Pan of Mane Garrincha stadium
19. 01:35 Mid of Lighting
20. 01:38 Wide of Mane Garrincha stadium
21. 01:43 SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Ricardo Bittencourt, Brasilia World Cup Secretary's technical advisor:
"Brasilia is finalising its last details to be able to receive tourists from all over the world. We had important works, such as the cycling road, the Bus Rapid Transit System, the Bus Station, the revitalisation of the Parque da Cidade. A group of works are still being done, but they will be ready . The tourist will bring the best impressions out of Brasilia."
22. 02:10 Detail of grass at stadium
23. 02:14 Pan of pitch at Mane Garrincha stadium
24. 02:23 Ground floor of lighting
25. 02:27 Travelling of reserve players bench
26. 02:31 SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Ricardo Bittencourt, Brasilia World Cup Secretary's technical advisor:
"Brasilia is not only a World Cup host city. We have a variety of tourist attractions such as the works by (Brazilian Architect) Oscar Niemeyer, the unique project (of Brasilia design) by Lucio Costa, the fact that we have large green areas, a great number of attractions that tourists will be able to enjoy together with quality football
27. 02:56 Wide of Mane Garrincha Stadium
28. 03:00 Wide of Brasilia International Airport's bridges and fingers
29. 03:04 Wide of airport
30. 03:08 Pan of one of the Airport's terminals
31. 03:19 Detail of board showing departures at airport.
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