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Adam, Petr


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Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | 20/08/2010

Germany's Bundesliga more attractive than ever

The new football season kicks off officially in Germany today. The conservative daily Lidové noviny notes the enhanced appeal of the German Bundesliga (the country's primary football competition), which began to grow with the 2006 World Cup in Germany: "It's true that British footballer Gary Lineker's definition is still valid, according to which football is a game with 22 players which the Germans always win in the end. But there is a key difference now compared with the past: Nowadays watching the games is really worthwhile. ... Back in the old days high-calibre stars like Raúl or Van Nistelrooy would have preferred to stay somewhere like England or Spain. The increased appeal only exacerbates the feelings of insecurity about the Czech Republic's own low-quality football because anyone who wants to see proper football only need cross the border."

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | 30/06/2008

Football championships in for tough times

The conservative newspaper Lidove Noviny fears that the "safe times" are over for football's powers that be: "No sooner have the Euro 2008 championships ended than alarm bells are going off at UEFA. The delays in preparation for the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine are alarming. The reconstruction of the stadium in Kiev has not yet begun, and the Warsaw arena still exists only on the drawing board. Security was the major concern for football organisers in recent years. And from an organisational point of view, practically every went off without a hitch at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the European Championships that have just ended in Austria and Switzerland. But now the championships are in for tougher times. That goes for the above-mentioned European Championships in the former East Bloc as well as for the next World Cup in South Africa, a country shaken by criminal unrest. ... This is a sign for the Czech Republic. Organising at least the European Championships should pose no problem here."

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