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Soccer Capsules: FIFA prepares to pick anti-corruption officials - Brownsville Herald

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Soccer Capsules: FIFA prepares to pick anti-corruption officials
Brownsville Herald
The loss leaves the German Bundesliga as GolTV's only major European league under a deal runs through the 2014-15 season. GolTV also has rights to league games in Brazil and Argentina. Fox retains rights to the two most-watched European football ...

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Bayer MaterialScience and Adidas Develop the Official Soccer Ball of the 2012 ... - PR.com (press release)

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Bayer MaterialScience and Adidas Develop the Official Soccer Ball of the 2012 ...
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Pittsburgh, PA, May 21, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The games at the European Soccer Championship will be played to the rhythm of the ?Tango 12,? a cutting-edge synthetic ball that is fast, robust and precise. The adidas ball sports a new design and is based on ...

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Yanukovych: EURO 2012 will positively influence Ukraine's image

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Successful preparation for EURO 2012 will positively influence the image of Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych said in an interview for the program "Evenings with Vitaliy Korotych? on the First National TV Channel, ForUm learned from the

World Affairs Journal: A looming soccer disaster in Ukraine?

290 weeks ago
Hats off to the Regionnaires for pulling off the impossible! The Euro 2012 soccer games in Ukraine and Poland seemed like a sure bet. Infrastructure would be built, tourists would come, and Ukraine’s economy—and image—would get a boost. True, it was likely that the democratic opposition would take advantage of the games to publicize its plight, but that seemed like a potentially minor disruption of a public relations coup for President Viktor Yanukovych and his Party of Regions regime.

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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism - CBS News

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USA TODAY

English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism
CBS News
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 ...
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Column: Chelsea, luckiest team in football - Washington Examiner

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Column: Chelsea, luckiest team in football
Washington Examiner
Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates with goalie Petr Cech after scoring the decisive shootout penalty during the Champions League final soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Munich, Germany Saturday May 19, 2012. Drogba scored the decisive ...

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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism - Yahoo! Sports

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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism
Yahoo! Sports
By ROB HARRIS | AP ? Tue, May 15, 2012 5:23 PM EDT 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.

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'Psychic' animals bid to emulate Paul the Octopus in predicting soccer wins - Ottawa Citizen

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'Psychic' animals bid to emulate Paul the Octopus in predicting soccer wins
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A monument of the octopus Paul is presented at the Sea Life aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen, January 20, 2011. Ahead of Saturday's Champions League final and with Euro 2012 just around the corner, animals of all shapes and sizes are ...

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'Psychic' animals bid to emulate Paul the Octopus in predicting soccer wins - The Province

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'Psychic' animals bid to emulate Paul the Octopus in predicting soccer wins
The Province
A monument of the octopus Paul is presented at the Sea Life aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen, January 20, 2011. Ahead of Saturday's Champions League final and with Euro 2012 just around the corner, animals of all shapes and sizes are ...

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CNN: Who will win Ukraine's 'political football match without rules'?

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Editor's note:Andrey Kurkov was born in St Petersburg in 1961. Having graduated from the Kiev Foreign Languages Institute, he worked as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warden in Odessa, then became a cameraman, writer of screenplays and author. His books are published in English byHarvill Seckerin the UK andMeville Housein the U.S.

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-- If democracy had existed in ancient Egypt, then not a single pyramid would not have been built.

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

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Daily Maverick

Terry in England Euro 2012 Soccer Squad, Ferdinand Left Out
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Hodgson, who replaced Fabio Capello on May 1, said his decision was made strictly for soccer reasons and not because of any potential problems between Ferdinand and Terry. ?My decision with John Terry was based purely on football matters,? Hodgson said ...
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'Psychic' pig to predict winners in Eur soccer tournament - Moneycontrol.com

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'Psychic' pig to predict winners in Eur soccer tournament
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A psychic pig is set to take over where Paul the octopus left off at the 2010 World Cup by predicting the results of matches at the European championships in Ukraine and Poland. Kiev's city government said on Friday it would wheel out the porky tipster ...

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Times of Malta: Political football in Ukraine

290 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

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USA TODAY

English soccer concerned about racism in upcoming Euro 2012
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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

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USA TODAY

English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism
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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 ...
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FM: Euro-2012 is for football fans, not for politicians

290 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

290 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

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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

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USA TODAY

English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 racism
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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 ...
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Travel Daily News: Ukraine unveils the renewed terminal at Donetsk airport

290 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.

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

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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 ...
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Soccer Capsules: Chandler turns down US for World Cup qualifiers - Brownsville Herald

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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

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English soccer association raises racism fears at Euro 2012 with UEFA boss Platini
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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 ...
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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012 - FOXSports.com

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English soccer concerned about Euro 2012
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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 ...
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Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine - MinnPost.com

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Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine
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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 ...
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Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine - GlobalPost

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Soccer diplomacy in Ukraine
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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 ...
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Soccer Capsules: Thousands of fans attend Man City victory parade - Brownsville Herald

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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

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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

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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

291 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

291 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

291 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

291 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

291 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.

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Kaladze quits football for career in politics

291 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

291 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

291 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

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

Football: Russia Seeks New Euro Breakthrough - Jakarta Globe

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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

291 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

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World Soccer Daily: 10 stories you need to read, 9th May, 2012
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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

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RPT-ENGLAND-Soccer-Euro-Time running out for Gerrard to deliver
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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

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Ukraine blocks film on soccer match against Nazis
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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

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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

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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

292 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

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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

292 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.

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

292 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.