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Soccer-Euro-Goal-shy Ukraine cannot shoot or tackle, says Blokhin - Reuters

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Toronto Star

Soccer-Euro-Goal-shy Ukraine cannot shoot or tackle, says Blokhin
Reuters
By Timothy Heritage and Igor Nitsak | KIEV, June 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has a couple of problems at Euro 2012 - he is worried his forwards do not score enough goals and his defenders cannot tackle. Brought in to lead the side just ...
Ukraine's Hryvnia Drops Most in Two Years Amid Euro 2012 TensionBusinessWeek
Shevchenko's star to shine for team at Euro 2012Washington Examiner

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Soccer stakes rise as Nike presses on Adidas' turf - Chicago Tribune

287 weeks ago


Soccer stakes rise as Nike presses on Adidas' turf
Chicago Tribune
(Reuters) - When Germany faces Portugal at the Euro 2012 soccer championship on Saturday, another battle is playing out between sponsors Nike Inc and Adidas AG for the top spot in selling gear for the world's most popular sport.

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Soccer stakes rise as Nike presses on Adidas' turf - Yahoo! Sports

287 weeks ago


Soccer stakes rise as Nike presses on Adidas' turf
Yahoo! Sports
By Nivedita Bhattacharjee | Reuters ? 5 minutes ago (Reuters) - When Germany faces Portugal at the Euro 2012 soccer championship on Saturday, another battle is playing out between sponsors Nike Inc and Adidas AG for the top spot in selling gear for the ...

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Soccer stakes rise as Nike presses on Adidas' turf - Reuters

287 weeks ago


Soccer stakes rise as Nike presses on Adidas' turf
Reuters
* Germany's Adidas seeks to hang on to history, prestige * Sales of soccer goods to top 4 bln euros this year * Sales of 7 mln replica jerseys seen for Euro 2012 By Nivedita Bhattacharjee June 8 (Reuters) - When Germany faces Portugal at the Euro 2012 ...

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The Washington Post: Ukraine hoped soccer would put it on the map, but in vain

287 weeks ago
Europe’s 2012 soccer championship, which begins Friday, was supposed to be co-host Ukraine’s moment to step into the spotlight, to show that it had finally arrived as a proud, democratic and modern member of the European community.

Euro soccer will overcome Euro crisis to boost TV advertising - Telecoms.com

287 weeks ago


Telecoms.com

Euro soccer will overcome Euro crisis to boost TV advertising
Telecoms.com
European net TV advertising revenues will increase by 5.4 per cent in 2012 to $40.7bn, according to analysis from Informa Telecoms & Media. This follows a three per cent increase in TV advertising revenues in 2011 and one of 9.9 per cent in 2010.

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Al Qaeda leader's wife praises women for Arab Spring

287 weeks ago
The wife of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri praised Muslim women for their role in the Arab Spring uprisings and said the unrest would soon lead to an "Islamic Spring", according to a rare message posted online on Friday, June 8.

Azarov: Government did everything to host Euro 2012, now it's footballers' turn

287 weeks ago
The leadership of Ukraine has done everything possible to prepare Ukraine to host the Euro 2012 European Football Championship, and now Ukrainian football players have show high class during their matches, Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov said.

Financial Times: Ukraine faces UK football boycott

287 weeks ago
According to a Financial Times report, British ministers announced that they will "boycott the initial stages of the Euro 2012 football championships as a protest against the treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed opposition leader in Ukraine, one of the tournament’s host countries."
"The British boycott follows similar moves announced by other European countries, including France and Germany. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said last month that she would not attend any German games played in Ukraine, while the French foreign ministry made a similar announcement a week ago,"the report adds.

Irish Times: Ukraine fears focus will be on protests and problems, not football and fun

287 weeks ago
Ukraine's leaders hoped the Euro 2012 football championship would serve as a glowing advert for their country, but ahead of kick-off they face criticism over their handling of everything from opposition leaders to stray dogs, and from terrace racism to rocketing hotel rates.

Donetsk, the city of steel, coal and football

287 weeks ago
The eastern city of Donetsk, which will host five games of the Euro 2012 tournament, will surely surprise foreign fans with its contrasts.

A non-football fan?s guide to surviving Euro 2012

287 weeks ago
As soccer fever descends on Ukraine and Poland, the hosts of Euro 2012, many non-sports fans are trying to figure out how to survive the football championship that kicks off on June 8 and will last through July 1.

Football (or soccer) for dummies

287 weeks ago
Football is a sport played with the feet.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: The Euro 2012 soccer championship in numbers

287 weeks ago
The European soccer championships in Poland and Ukraine kick off in Warsaw on June 8. RFE/RL takes a look at how Eastern Europe’s biggest sporting event in decades adds up.

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Warsaw will not oppose march by Russian football fans

287 weeks ago
WARSAW - Warsaw has no plans to reject any request by Russian fans to march through the city when their team play Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland on June 12, despite concerns that it could lead to violence because of tension between the two neighbours.

SiriusXM to Offer Live Coverage of UEFA Euro 2012 Soccer Tournament - Sacramento Bee

287 weeks ago


SiriusXM to Offer Live Coverage of UEFA Euro 2012 Soccer Tournament
Sacramento Bee
For a schedule of upcoming matches visit www.siriusxm.com/soccer. Euro 2012 will take place in eight host cities in Poland and Ukraine, with the champion being determined in a one match final in Kiev on July 1. A total of 16 national teams ? the two ...

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Doctor: Ukrainian footballers may have been poisoned in Germany by salad of poor quality

287 weeks ago
The poisoning of ten players of the Ukrainian football team before a friendly match with Turkey was most likely caused by a salad of poor quality, a doctor of the Ukrainian team, Leonid Myronov, said.

EURO 2012 Preview ? A Guide to the Tournament and How to Watch It - IMSoccer News

287 weeks ago


EURO 2012 Preview ? A Guide to the Tournament and How to Watch It
IMSoccer News
In what is officially referred to as the UEFA European Football Championship, the quadrennial final tournament will take place from June 8 to July 1 in the co-host nations of Poland and Ukraine. Many have described the Euros as the toughest ...

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SiriusXM to Offer Live Coverage of UEFA Euro 2012 Soccer Tournament - MarketWatch (press release)

287 weeks ago


SiriusXM to Offer Live Coverage of UEFA Euro 2012 Soccer Tournament
MarketWatch (press release)
For a schedule of upcoming matches visit www.siriusxm.com/soccer . Euro 2012 will take place in eight host cities in Poland and Ukraine, with the champion being determined in a one match final in Kiev on July 1. A total of 16 national teams - the two ...

Image problems grow for Ukraine as Euro soccer nears

287 weeks ago
The street jugglers are out in action and a festive buzz is growing in the Ukrainian capital where the centre has been transformed into one big Euro soccer 'welcome' zone.

Governor: Kyiv region ready to accommodate football fans during Euro 2012

287 weeks ago
Kyiv region is ready to receive football fans who will come to Ukraine to attend matches of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship, according to Head of Kyiv Regional State Administration Anatoliy Prysiazhniuk.

The New York Times: Europe Brings Its Soccer Show East

287 weeks ago
Poland and Ukraine have the opportunity this month to promote sport in its best light, and both countries hope that the trade-off in terms of new infrastructure and political and economic influence is what they bargained for when they bid five years ago to jointly hold Europe’s soccer championship, beginning Friday.

Yulia Tymoshenko: Ukraine's Political Football - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

287 weeks ago


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Yulia Tymoshenko: Ukraine's Political Football
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Hundreds of Ukrainians have flooded online to offer free lodging to Euro 2012 guests looking for an alternative to pricey hotels or a chance to mingle with the locals during this summer's soccer tournament. Organizers hope to counter a growing wave of ...

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Turkey 2-0 Ukraine In Friendly Football Match

287 weeks ago

Goals from Caner Erkin and Mustafa Pektemek condemned the co-hosts to defeat in their last friendly before their tournament opener against Sweden.

Turkey 2-0 Ukraine In Friendly Football Match

Ukraine opposition, police clash in soccer fan zone

287 weeks ago
A crowd of Ukrainians, angry over a parliamentary vote that would increase the role of the Russian language in the country, clashed with police on June 5 at a "fan zone" set up in the capital Kyiv for the Euro 2012 soccer championship.

UEFA president invites everybody to enjoy celebration of football in Ukraine and Poland

287 weeks ago
UEFA President Michel Platini has invited everybody to enjoy the upcoming celebration of football during the Euro 2012 European Football Championship in Ukraine and Poland, which kicks off on June 8, reads a statement posted on UEFA's official Web site.

Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev has fluid on knee

287 weeks ago
WARSAW — Russia coach Dick Advocaat says goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is still bothered by a knee injury only days before his team's European Championship opener against the Czech Republic.

Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev has fluid on knee

287 weeks ago
WARSAW — Russia coach Dick Advocaat says goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is still bothered by a knee injury only days before his team's European Championship opener against the Czech Republic.

Ukraine opposition, police clash in soccer fan zone

287 weeks ago
A crowd of Ukrainians, angry over a parliamentary vote that would increase the role of the Russian language in the country, clashed with police on June 5 at a "fan zone" set up in the capital Kyiv for the Euro 2012 soccer championship.

UEFA president invites everybody to enjoy celebration of football in Ukraine and Poland

287 weeks ago
UEFA President Michel Platini has invited everybody to enjoy the upcoming celebration of football during the Euro 2012 European Football Championship in Ukraine and Poland, which kicks off on June 8, reads a statement posted on UEFA's official Web site.

On Soccer: US officially goes on the attack for a World Cup 2014 berth - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

287 weeks ago


The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

On Soccer: US officially goes on the attack for a World Cup 2014 berth
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
The European Championships begin Friday in Poland and the Ukraine, but there are some last-minute injury updates. Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen (back), Ireland defender Kevin Foley (hamstring), Croatia striker Ivica Olic (thigh) and England ...

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Euro 2012: A soccer fan's walking guide to Kyiv - Kyiv Post

287 weeks ago


Euro 2012: A soccer fan's walking guide to Kyiv
Kyiv Post
... and other city officials applaud in Kiev on June 8, 2011 after inaugurating a countdown clock, marking a year until the Euro 2012 football tournamant kickoff in Warsaw. The championship co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland will kick off on June 8.

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Euro 2012: A soccer fan's walking guide to Kyiv

288 weeks ago
A large digital clock, inexorably counting down to the kick-off of the month-long Euro 2012 soccer feast, looks out onto a broad Kiev boulevard where metal barriers are going up to corral Europe's football faithful.

Tourism Review: Ukrainian violence, racism ensure UK's fans don't travel for Euro 2012

288 weeks ago
It is expected about 5000 football fans from UK will travel for EURO 2012 this year, while in 2010 to visit Fifa World Cup South Africa travelled about 10 000 UK football fans. "Stay at home, watch it on TV. Don't even risk it... because you could end up coming back in a coffin." These are the exact words that the former England captain Sol Campbell advises fans at the BBC documentary program, Panorama. This was in regards to the selection of Poland and Ukraine as the host countries for Euro 2012. Campbell openly advices the fans to stay at home and not even risk going to the event due to rising issues in violence and racism.

Tourism Review: Euro 2012: Ukrainian violence & AMP, racism ensures UK's fans don't travel

288 weeks ago
It is expected about 5000 football fans from UK will travel for EURO 2012 this year, while in 2010 to visit Fifa World Cup South Africa travelled about 10 000 UK football fans. "Stay at home, watch it on TV. Don't even risk it... because you could end up coming back in a coffin." These are the exact words that the former England captain Sol Campbell advises fans at the BBC documentary program, Panorama. This was in regards to the selection of Poland and Ukraine as the host countries for Euro 2012. Campbell openly advices the fans to stay at home and not even risk going to the event due to rising issues in violence and racism.

Visa-free travel regime proposal on EU-Russia summit agenda - Kremlin aide

288 weeks ago
Moscow - A proposal for a visa-free regime for short visits of Russians to European Union countries and vice versa will "undoubtedly" be raised during a planned EU-Russia summit on Sunday and Monday, said one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's aides.

Soccer Capsules: Two Galaxy players suspended one game, fined - Brownsville Herald

288 weeks ago


Soccer Capsules: Two Galaxy players suspended one game, fined
Brownsville Herald
ZURICH (AP) ? Russia beat Italy 3-0 on Friday in the last warmup game before the European Championship to cap a dismal week for Italian football. Italy was done in by uncharacteristically poor defending in the second half, as Alexander Kerzhakov broke ...

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Premier: Suspend soccer in Italy - ESPN

288 weeks ago


Premier: Suspend soccer in Italy
ESPN
"It is not a proposal by the government but a question I am asking as someone who was passionate when football was still football." Monti made the comments while standing beside the prime minister of Poland, which is co-hosting Euro 2012 with Ukraine ...

Kiev Airport. "Borispil" and "Kyiv"(Zhulyany).

288 weeks ago
Review of the Kiev airport services. Flight to Kiev. Ukraine airlines and flights to Kiev.

Politics, racist violence dampens Europe's football fiesta - MetroNews Canada

288 weeks ago


Politics, racist violence dampens Europe's football fiesta
MetroNews Canada
... 2011 file photo shows the new soccer stadium, OSK Metalist, in Ukraine's city of Kharhiv. This should be party time for football, yet it feels as if someone is poisoning the punch. The European Championship, arguably football's best international ...

In Italy, a Soccer Scandal Casts a Shadow Over Euro 2012 - TIME

288 weeks ago


In Italy, a Soccer Scandal Casts a Shadow Over Euro 2012
TIME
By Stephan Faris Friday, June 01, 2012 When the Italian national soccer team takes the field next week to compete in the 2012 European Championship, it will be one man short. Just after sunrise on May 28, Italian police swept into the squad's training ...

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Italian football in crisis over scandal - SportPulse

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Italian football in crisis over scandal
SportPulse
Andrea Masiello, now with Atalanta, admitted to receiving 50000 euros for scoring an own goal in Bari's 2-0 home defeat to Lecce last season. The revelation came after an investigation by the Bari public prosecutor which discovered a match-fixing ring ...

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Italy premier: Suspend soccer in country 2-3 years - Fox News

288 weeks ago


Italy premier: Suspend soccer in country 2-3 years
Fox News
"It is not a proposal by the government but a question I am asking as someone who was passionate when football was still football." Monti made the comments while standing beside the prime minister of Poland, which is co-hosting Euro 2012 with Ukraine ...

The New York Times: Racism and soccer are in play at a big event in East Europe

288 weeks ago
The most important sporting event in Eastern Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall begins June 8 with the European soccer championships hosted by Poland and Ukraine.

Italy premier: Suspend soccer in country 2-3 years - Denver Post

288 weeks ago


Italy premier: Suspend soccer in country 2-3 years
Denver Post
"It is not a proposal by the government but a question I am asking as someone who was passionate when football was still football." Monti made the comments while standing beside the prime minister of Poland, which is co-hosting Euro 2012 with Ukraine ...

Time: Why a Nazi-era soccer movie 'Match' is making Ukraine angry

288 weeks ago
The Nazi officers stroll down Kyiv's main boulevard through cheering crowds and accept the welcoming gift of bread and salt offered by women in Ukrainian national dress. A man in the crowd nods approvingly. "There will be order," he says in Ukrainian.

This is one of many scenes in a World War II soccer film that have riled Ukrainians as their country prepares to co-host the European Championship, the world's second-biggest soccer tournament after the World Cup. The film, Match, which was made in Russia and released earlier this month in Ukraine, tells the story of a soccer game organized in Kyiv in 1942 against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of what was then the Soviet Republic of Ukraine. A team of locals beats a team comprised of Germans — and some of the players are later killed for refusing to throw the match.

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Goal.com: Ukraine's 'best-ever footballer' Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

288 weeks ago
Andriy Shevchenko might be Ukraine's most famous star, but Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is Ukraine's most important and influential player by a distance. Fans outside the country might have been a bit surprised when Tymoshchuk was voted the country's best ever footballer in a national poll, but it was actually a very natural result.

Ever since joining Shakhtar Donetsk in January 1998 at the tender age of 18, 'Tymo' became the symbol of efficiency, stability and quality.

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Daily Mail: Ukraine look to experience of footballers Shevchenko and Tymoschuk

288 weeks ago
Co-hosts Ukraine take on England, Sweden and France in Group D of the European Championships. Here, Sportsmail profiles all 23 members of their squad.

GOALKEEPERS

Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk) Born: 28.06.84. Squad No: 12.

His potential was first spotted when he was as young as seven, and the scouts weren’t wrong. Joined Shakhtar in 2007. A fan of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, known for his ability to stay calm under pressure. Has been a near-regular since 2006.

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Italy premier: Suspend soccer in country 2-3 years - TheNewsTribune.com

288 weeks ago


TheNewsTribune.com

Italy premier: Suspend soccer in country 2-3 years
TheNewsTribune.com
"It is not a proposal by the government but a question I am asking as someone who was passionate when football was still football." Monti made the comments while standing beside the prime minister of Poland, which is co-hosting Euro 2012 with Ukraine ...

Racism and Soccer Are in Play At a Big Event in East Europe - New York Times

288 weeks ago


Globe and Mail

Racism and Soccer Are in Play At a Big Event in East Europe
New York Times
The most important sporting event in Eastern Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall begins June 8 with the European soccer championships hosted by Poland and Ukraine. But a complicated racial issue has arisen as the families of two of England's black ...
Ukraine says British media reports of football racism unfair portrayal of countryGreenfield Daily Reporter
Euro 2012 co-hosts protest racism accusationsAlbany Times Union
Politics, racist violence dampens Europe's football fiestaMetroNews Canada
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