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FIFAworldcup.com declares captain Yorke a Motivator
« on: June 08, 2006, 10:21:55 AM »
FIFAworldcup.com have categorised the 32 team captains with Yorke fitting into the motivator role.

Veterans - Been there, seen it, done it
Role Models - Models of excellence
Organisers - The art of organisation
Motivators - Leaders on the park
Goalscorers - The men who lead from the front

Experienced, well-respected, and typically among the country's finest footballing ambassadors, only a chosen few are awarded the badge of honour that is the captain's armband. These men are natural-born leaders, whose influence on the pitch can prove even more important than their contribution as players. 
The art of captaincy

The captain's role can take many forms, but one of the key ingredients is the ability to keep a cool head in a crisis, boosting team-mates' morale and making them believe they can turn things around. Good captains never shy away from a battle, and never let their heads drop, no matter how bleak things may seem. The ability to motivate, and bring hope and encouragement to those around them are priceless in the white-hot atmosphere of a FIFA World Cup™.

Juan Sorin, Pekerman's right-hand man
Having captained Argentina's U-20 side to victory at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1995 under Jose Pekerman, Sorin was the automatic choice once his former mentor was given the senior national team job. Sorin's versatility enables him to adapt seamlessly to any position on the left flank, and his fierce will to win makes him a key figure in Argentina's bid for glory this summer in Germany. The gifted left-footer also played a prominent role in club side Villarreal's recent charge to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Mark Viduka, voice of experience
As one of the most famous Australian players of all time, it came as no surprise to see coach Guus Hiddink award Viduka the captain's armband previously worn by Craig Moore. Following a glittering club career spanning clubs in Croatia, Scotland and England, the 30-year-old marksman is delighted to be leading out the Socceroos on his first-ever appearance on world football's biggest stage.

Stephen Appiah, a force of nature
It may be Ghana's first-ever FIFA World Cup finals, but captain Stephen Appiah has already accumulated a vast store of international experience. A member of the Black Starlets side that won the FIFA U-17 World Championship in 1995, Appiah's strength and determination have made him the undisputed leader of a Ghana team looking to take Germany by storm this summer.

Savo Milosevic, veteran frontman
Just two games short of completing a landmark 100 appearances in the colours of the former Yugoslavia and later Serbia and Montenegro, Savo Milosevic's experience ensures that he, and not Mladen Kristajic, is his country's first choice as captain in Germany. The Plavi will need all of the 32-year-old striker's know-how in one of the toughest groups in Germany.

Dwight Yorke, a special talent
The gifted forward’s finest moment came at former club Manchester United, with whom he lifted the Champions League title in 1999. At 34 years of age, this summer's tournament will be Yorke's first-ever FIFA World Cup finals, and you can be sure that the T&T captain and coach Leo Beenhakker's "special player" will be up for the challenge.

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