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Times of Malta: Political football in Ukraine

274 weeks ago
The expression “poli­tical football” is usually used as a metaphor for the competitive way politicians tackle certain issues, attempting to use the issue to score points off each other rather than address the matter for its own sake.

However, in the case of Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine and now an opposition politician convicted for abuse of office, the term is taking on a gruesome literal meaning.

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English soccer concerned about racism in upcoming Euro 2012 - USA TODAY

274 weeks ago


USA TODAY

English soccer concerned about racism in upcoming Euro 2012
USA TODAY
LONDON (AP) ? The head of English soccer has raised concerns with UEFA President Michel Platini that players and fans could be racially abused at European Championship matches in Ukraine. Tim Hales, AP Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, left, ...

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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism - BusinessWeek

274 weeks ago


USA TODAY

English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism
BusinessWeek
By ROB HARRIS The head of English soccer has raised concerns with UEFA President Michel Platini that players and fans could be racially abused at European Championship matches in Ukraine. English authorities have been warning that far-right soccer ...
English soccer concerned about racism in upcoming Euro 2012USA TODAY

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FM: Euro-2012 is for football fans, not for politicians

274 weeks ago
Euro-2012 is held for football fans, not for politicians, Ukraine's foreign minister Konstantyn Hryshcheko told a briefing in the Cabinet, commenting on the refusal of some politicians to visit Euro matches in Ukraine, ForUm correspondent

Football.co.uk: Soviet legend inspires Ukraine with past glory

274 weeks ago
Oleg Blokhin takes Ukraine into its home European championships as manager, hoping to inspire the team with his successes from the glory days of Soviet football in the 1970s and 1980s.

ANALYSIS-Soccer-Euro-Hodgson's England squad fails to strike fear - Yahoo! Eurosport UK

274 weeks ago


ANALYSIS-Soccer-Euro-Hodgson's England squad fails to strike fear
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
England spearhead Rooney will return for the June 19 game in the same city against co-hosts Ukraine after a clash with Sweden in Kiev four days earlier but will that be too late? A closer look at England's attacking options suggests it could be.

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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism - Boston.com

274 weeks ago


USA TODAY

English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism
Boston.com
LONDON?The head of English soccer has raised concerns with UEFA President Michel Platini that players and fans could be racially abused at European Championship matches in Ukraine. English authorities have been warning that far-right soccer hooligans ...
English soccer concerned about racism in upcoming Euro 2012USA TODAY

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Travel Daily News: Ukraine unveils the renewed terminal at Donetsk airport

274 weeks ago
Country officials open the renewed terminal at Donetsk international airport in Ukraine just in time for Euro 2012. The renewed airport boasts a seven-storey terminal capable of servicing up to 3,100 passengers per hour (previously - 700), reads the statement by Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry.

Donetsk airport recently introduced an artificial runway suitable for all types of airplanes, including the heavy Boeing 747 and Airbus A380. It boasts the tallest in the country 52 meter control tower. The International Civil Aviation Organization granted the airport the ICAO III A category, allowing it to accept landings at zero visibility conditions.

Read more here.

Terry in England Euro 2012 Soccer Squad, Ferdinand Left Out - BusinessWeek

274 weeks ago


Telegraph.co.uk

Terry in England Euro 2012 Soccer Squad, Ferdinand Left Out
BusinessWeek
By Bob Bensch on May 16, 2012 Former captain John Terry was named to the England soccer squad for the 2012 European Championship as new manager Roy Hodgson left out fellow defender Rio Ferdinand. Terry was chosen for the 23-man squad as he faces trial ...
Hodgson hires Neville as assistant England coachWashington Examiner
Ferdinand to be left out of England squad - reportsSBS
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Soccer Capsules: Chandler turns down US for World Cup qualifiers - Brownsville Herald

274 weeks ago


Soccer Capsules: Chandler turns down US for World Cup qualifiers
Brownsville Herald
Klinsmann announced an initial group of 16 players, mostly from European clubs, that started reporting Tuesday to Kissimmee, Fla. He will make 13 additions Sunday following the weekend games in Major League Soccer, then cut the roster to 23 on May 25.

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English soccer association raises racism fears at Euro 2012 with UEFA boss Platini - Washington Post

274 weeks ago


USA TODAY

English soccer association raises racism fears at Euro 2012 with UEFA boss Platini
Washington Post
LONDON ? The head of English soccer has raised concerns with UEFA President Michel Platini that players and fans could be racially abused at European Championship matches in Ukraine. English authorities have been warning that far-right soccer ...
English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racismYahoo! Sports
English soccer concerned about racism in upcoming Euro 2012USA TODAY
Euro 2012 fans face risk as measles hit UkraineHerald.ie

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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 - FOXSports.com

274 weeks ago


Blackjack Champ

English soccer concerned about Euro 2012
FOXSports.com
The head of English soccer has raised concerns with UEFA President Michel Platini that players and fans could be racially abused at European Championship matches in Ukraine. English authorities have been warning that far-right soccer hooligans could ...
FA concerned about Euro 2012 racismESPN

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Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine - MinnPost.com

274 weeks ago


The Hindu

Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine
MinnPost.com
By Barry Neild, Global Post | 08:33 am LONDON, United Kingdom ? Could soccer succeed where a revolution, diplomacy and an age-old fear of Russia has failed? That's the question mark hanging over Ukraine at the moment, where a major sporting tournament ...
EU ministers mull Euro 2012 boycott of UkraineWAND
European boycott of Yalta 2012 summit sparks Germanophobia in UkraineKyiv Post
Lithuanian President Plans Tymoshenko VisitRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine - GlobalPost

274 weeks ago


The Hindu

Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine
GlobalPost
Yet few headline-grabbing diplomatic reprisals followed, until soccer entered the equation. Beginning June 8, Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland the prestigious Euro 2012 soccer tournament. The four-week event involving teams from across Europe will be ...
EU ministers mull Euro 2012 boycott of Ukrainecbs4qc.com
European boycott of Yalta 2012 summit sparks Germanophobia in UkraineKyiv Post
Lithuanian President Plans Tymoshenko VisitRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Soccer Capsules: Thousands of fans attend Man City victory parade - Brownsville Herald

274 weeks ago


Soccer Capsules: Thousands of fans attend Man City victory parade
Brownsville Herald
While the celebrations were in full force in Manchester's main square, United's dejected players were arriving at an end-of-season dinner that had an unusually solemn mood ? two contrasting images that showed just how much the football landscape has ...

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Football Federation Prolongs Contract With National Team Head Coach Blokhin Until End Of World Cup 2014

274 weeks ago

A representative of the Football Federation of Ukraine announced this to Ukrainian News.

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Football Federation Prolongs Contract With National Team Head Coach Blokhin Until End Of World Cup 2014

274 weeks ago

A representative of the Football Federation of Ukraine announced this to Ukrainian News.

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: EU ministers weigh Ukraine football snub

274 weeks ago
Foreign ministers from the European Union have been meeting in Brussels to mull a bloc-wide boycott of the Euro 2012 soccer championship games scheduled to be held next month in Ukraine.

Chizhov: Sochi Games could become Russia-EU visa-free travel threshold

274 weeks ago
Moscow - Russia and the European Union may enact visa-free travel by 2014, Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said at the State Duma on Monday.

The Washington Times: Ukraine flubbing its chance to shine

274 weeks ago
The Euro 2012 soccer championship in June is supposed to be Ukraine’s chance to shine: forge closer ties with the West, boost its international standing and aid its struggling economy.

Instead, it’s turned into a major headache.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: EU to consider Ukraine soccer snub

274 weeks ago
EU foreign ministers are gathering in Brussels to consider whether to stay away from Ukraine when it co-hosts Europe's biggest football tournament next month. The action would be a protest to Ukraine's jailing of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

The Voice of Russia: Euro 2012 in Ukraine: geopolitical football

274 weeks ago
The EU Foreign Ministers will meet on May 14 in Brussels to decide whether toboycottEuro 2012 games hosted by Ukraine or not.

This will be a verdict rather for Ukraine than for football.

Twenty seven members of the Euro Commission, including its head Jose Manuel Barroso, have already refused to go to the event due to the case of the jailed ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko. The officials are concerned with human rights in Ukraine and Tymoshenko’s health as the latter claims abuse by prison guars.

Read the story here.

Kaladze quits football for career in politics

274 weeks ago
MILAN (AP) — Former Milan defender Kakha Kaladze says he will retire from football to start a career in politics in his homeland.

Reuters: Topless Ukraine activist grabs Euro soccer cup

274 weeks ago
A Ukrainian women's rights activist stripped to the waist and seized the Euro-2012 soccer trophy while it was on public display in Kiev on Saturday in a protest against the forthcoming month-long championship.

The young woman, 23-year-old Yulia Kovpachik, is a member of the Kiev-based Femen women's rights group which believes the Euro-2012 soccer tournament being played inUkrainenext month will encourage sex tourism.

Kovpachik strode up to the silver, 60 centimetre (two feet) high trophy, which was on display as a tourist attraction in an open air exhibition in central Kiev, ostensibly to be photographed alongside it like hundreds of other sightseers.

But she then pulled down her red T-shirt to reveal the words "Fuck Euro 2012" scrawled on her torso. As she grabbed hold of the cup with both hands, she was seized by security guards, who appeared to have had advanced warning of the protest.

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Kyiv region ready to accommodate 10,000 football fans during Euro 2012, says governor

275 weeks ago
Kyiv region is ready to accommodate up to 10,000 football fans during the Euro 2012 European Football Championship 2012 in ten fan areas, and the price of a night there will range from EUR 30 to EUR 85, Head of Kyiv Regional State Administration Anatoliy Prysiazhniuk said on Friday.

Bloomberg: Soccer boycott could kick Ukraine toward reform

275 weeks ago
If war is a continuation of politics by other means, then so is soccer.

Football: Russia Seeks New Euro Breakthrough - Jakarta Globe

275 weeks ago


Jakarta Globe

Football: Russia Seeks New Euro Breakthrough
Jakarta Globe
This 2011 file photo shows Russia's team coach Dick Advocaat reacting during an Euro 2012 Group B qualifying soccer match between Russia and Macedonia in Moscow, Russia. Sixteen teams will compete in the Soccer Euro 2012 kicking off June 8 in Warsaw ...

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PostNoon: Hello sailor! Ukraine?s British football roots

275 weeks ago
When the final of the European Championship kicks off in Kiev on July 1, it will be the high point in the history of Ukrainian football, more than a century after it was introduced to the country by a group of British sailors.

The sailors established the first football side in the southern port city of Odessa where they worked. Locals looking on learned the game, paving the way for a string of famous teams now known the world over.
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World Soccer Daily: 10 stories you need to read, 9th May, 2012 - World Soccer

275 weeks ago


World Soccer Daily: 10 stories you need to read, 9th May, 2012
World Soccer
The Italian football federation ( FIGC ) is to investigate 22 clubs and 61 people in the latest match-fixing scandal to hit the sport. Serie A clubs Atalanta, Novara and Siena are among the 22 teams under scrutiny, although of the 33 matches being ...

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RPT-ENGLAND-Soccer-Euro-Time running out for Gerrard to deliver - Yahoo! Eurosport UK

275 weeks ago


RPT-ENGLAND-Soccer-Euro-Time running out for Gerrard to deliver
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
His buccaneering, box to box style has been rewarded with a cabinet load of silverware for Liverpool, including a prized Champions League winners' medal and, while he has never won the English title, he could board the plane for the European ...

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Ukraine blocks film on soccer match against Nazis - STLtoday.com

275 weeks ago


Ukraine blocks film on soccer match against Nazis
STLtoday.com
In this photo provided by Central Partnership and Inter-Film and taken June 19, 2011 photo, shows an episode from the movie "Match". Ukraine is freezing the release of a controversial Russian movie depicting a legendary football match between Soviet ...

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Shakhtar 2-1 Metalurh In Ukraine Football Cup Final

275 weeks ago

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Shakhtar in 2011 won the Ukrainian Cup too.

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Shakhtar 2-1 Metalurh In Ukraine Football Cup Final

275 weeks ago

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Shakhtar in 2011 won the Ukrainian Cup too.

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Daily Mail: Prince William will not travel to Ukraine for Euro 2012 amid boycott over abuse claims

275 weeks ago
Prince William will not travel to Ukraine to watch England play in Euro 2012 amid calls to boycott the country in protest against the alleged abuse of its jailed ex-prime minister.

Soccer Capsules: FC Dallas signs midfielder Marcelin - Brownsville Herald

276 weeks ago


Soccer Capsules: FC Dallas signs midfielder Marcelin
Brownsville Herald
Born in Haiti, Marcelin joined the Portland Timbers in 2010 and was with the club for its transition to Major League Soccer in 2011. Marcelin appeared in 22 USL games with the Timbers in 2010 and played 12 games for the expansion side in its inaugural ...

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Bloomberg: Ukraine?s EU goal wilts in soccer boycott over Tymoshenko

276 weeks ago
Ukraine risks alienating the European nations it wants as allies as next month’s Euro 2012 soccer championship trains the spotlight on jailed ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who’s on a hunger strike over claims of abuse. European Commissioners yesterday joined Dutch and Belgian officials in refusing to attend matches in the former Soviet state in protest against Tymoshenko’s incarceration, while the German and Czech presidents are among leaders to pull out of a summit in the Black Sea town of Yalta.

Read more here.

Euro 2012 activists, volunteers ask Merkel not to boycott football championship

276 weeks ago
Representatives of the Euro-Patrol public movement and several volunteers from the Euro 2012 host city of Kyiv have passed an appeal to the German Embassy in Ukraine asking German Chancellor Angela Merkel not to boycott the Euro 2012 European Football Championship.

Foreign Ministry: Calls To Boycott 2012 European Football Championship In Ukraine Are Destructive

276 weeks ago

The ministry announced this in a statement.

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Ukraine condemns moves to politicise Euro soccer

276 weeks ago
Ukraine on Thursday denounced what it said were attempts to politicise the European soccer championships next month as "destructive" and said the failure of the tournament would be a loss for millions of people.

Foreign Ministry: Calls To Boycott 2012 European Football Championship In Ukraine Are Destructive

276 weeks ago

The ministry announced this in a statement.

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Tourism state department: Publicity move against Ukraine is a fight for tourist flows

276 weeks ago
Negative information about Ukraine's preparation to Euro-2012 is caused by the fact that Ukraine has joined the competitive fight for redistribution of world tourist flows, head of the state agency of Ukraine on tourism Olena Shapovalova said."What

Obama's top security adviser to travel to Russia

276 weeks ago
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's top security aide will be in Moscow this week for meetings with Russian officials on the U.S.-Russia relationship and other issues, the White House said on May 2.

Ukraine's image takes a beating as Euro Soccer nears

276 weeks ago
It was never meant to be like this. When Ukraine was named co-host of Europe's biggest soccer feast in 2009, its leaders hailed the award as a milestone on the road to joining the European mainstream.

World Football Insider: European leaders call for Euro 2012 boycott

276 weeks ago
The most powerful officeholder in the EU will boycott Euro 2012, and German chancellor Angela Merkel may soon follow suit.
The president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, turned down an invitation to the July 1 final in Kiev because of Ukraine’s human rights record, according to CNN.

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Football Federation President Surkis Insists On Ceasing Speculation Around EURO 2012

276 weeks ago

As to Surkis, the meeting of the supervisory board of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), which took place in Nyon, Switzerland on April 30, was held in a businesslike and constructive atmosphere; UEFA leadership pronounced satisfaction with the general progress in the preparation for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland.

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Football Federation President Surkis Insists On Ceasing Speculation Around EURO 2012

276 weeks ago

As to Surkis, the meeting of the supervisory board of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), which took place in Nyon, Switzerland on April 30, was held in a businesslike and constructive atmosphere; UEFA leadership pronounced satisfaction with the general progress in the preparation for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland.

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Soccer Capsules: Seattle still finds LA to be its measuring stick - Brownsville Herald

276 weeks ago


Soccer Capsules: Seattle still finds LA to be its measuring stick
Brownsville Herald
Last week Great Britain Olympic soccer coach Stuart Pearce said he would be in Seattle to watch Beckham to help him determine if Beckham will be included on the Olympic roster. But the Galaxy confirmed late Tuesday night that Beckham did not make the ...

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World Soccer Daily: 10 stories you need to read, 1st May, 2012 - World Soccer

276 weeks ago


World Soccer Daily: 10 stories you need to read, 1st May, 2012
World Soccer
With the kick-off to Euro 2012 just 38 days away, there's a storm brewing in one of the co-hosts, Ukraine. Today's Guardian reports that a diplomatic boycott of the event is being mooted by many European leaders. On Sunday, German Chancellor Angela ...

Soccer Capsules: Man City beats Man United in crunch derby - Brownsville Herald

276 weeks ago


Soccer Capsules: Man City beats Man United in crunch derby
Brownsville Herald
Unlike pro sports leagues in North America, European football has no rules currently in place to govern players' salaries. But both the Premier League and UEFA, the governing body for European competitions, are in the process of installing so-called ...

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Aide says Merkel links Ukraine soccer trip to Tymoshenko

276 weeks ago
BERLIN - Any visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Ukraine during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament in June is linked to the fate of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a government spokesman said on Monday.