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Pies In Prague: An Introduction To The CEE Cup, The Under-19s Tournament Featuring Starlet-Laden Sides From Everton, Burnley And Leicester City

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence 'CEE').

The Premier League will be represented by academy sides from Everton, Burnley and Leicester.

Shakhtar Donetsk Have Ukrainian Cup Quarter-Final Cancelled After Opponents Provide Truly Abysmal Pitch (Photo)

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Shakhtar Donetsk saw their Ukrainian Cup quarter-final tie against FC Poltava cancelled entirely due to the truly appalling state of the latter's home pitch.

The fixture was due to take place on Wednesday evening until Shakhtar caught sight of Poltava's barren, grass-less monstrosity for the first time and flat-out refused to play on it.

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Kiev to host 2018 Champions League final despite rebel war

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Athens (AFP) The 2018 Champions League final will be held in Kiev despite Ukraine's conflict with Russian-backed separatist rebels, UEFA's executive committee decided Thursday, officials said.

The final will be held only a few weeks before rival Russia stages the World Cup.

Ukraine, which was co-host of the 2012 Euros with Poland, submitted its official bid to stage the final at the 70,000-seat Olympic stadium earlier this year.

Lewandowski blanks ‘no problem’ for Poland coach

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Marseille (AFP) After Poland's 1-0 defeat of Ukraine secured them a slot in the last-16, coach Adam Nawalka said star striker Robert Lewandowski's third straight blank at Euro 2016 is not a concern.

"The fact that Lewandowski has not scored a goal yet is not a problem for either me or the team," Nawalka told media in Marseille's Stade Velodrome on Tuesday.

Lewandowski blanks ‘no problem’ for Poland coach

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Marseille (AFP) After Poland's 1-0 defeat of Ukraine secured them a slot in the last-16, coach Adam Nawalka said star striker Robert Lewandowski's third straight blank at Euro 2016 is not a concern.

"The fact that Lewandowski has not scored a goal yet is not a problem for either me or the team," Nawalka told media in Marseille's Stade Velodrome on Tuesday.

Poland coach Nawalka hails historic qualification

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Marseille (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka hailed his side's dogged work to qualify for the last-16 at Euro 2016 after their 1-0 win against Ukraine on Tuesday.

"For the first time in Polish history we have qualified from the Euros group stage, the first time in three attempts," he said.

With two 1-0 wins in Group C against Northern Ireland and Ukraine either side of a scoreless draw against Germany, Poland finished in second place in the group on goal difference.

Poland coach Nawalka hails historic qualification

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Marseille (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka hailed his side's dogged work to qualify for the last-16 at Euro 2016 after their 1-0 win against Ukraine on Tuesday.

"For the first time in Polish history we have qualified from the Euros group stage, the first time in three attempts," he said.

With two 1-0 wins in Group C against Northern Ireland and Ukraine either side of a scoreless draw against Germany, Poland finished in second place in the group on goal difference.

Poland ease into Euro last-16 over hapless Ukraine

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Marseille (AFP) A second half strike by substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski booked Poland's ticket into the last-16 at Euro 2016 and sent hapless Ukraine home without a point.

The 30-year-old Fiorentina veteran had been rested by coach Adam Nawalka who made four changes in all but scored minutes from his introduction at halftime to decide the tie.

Poland ease into Euro last-16 over hapless Ukraine

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Marseille (AFP) A second half strike by substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski booked Poland's ticket into the last-16 at Euro 2016 and sent hapless Ukraine home without a point.

The 30-year-old Fiorentina veteran had been rested by coach Adam Nawalka who made four changes in all but scored minutes from his introduction at halftime to decide the tie.

Ukraine coach to quit after Euro 2016 exit

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Kiev (AFP) Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko on Tuesday announced he was quitting after a hugely disappointing performance saw his team suffer the ignominious fate of being the first knocked out of Euro 2016.

Fomenko said he will leave his job after Ukraine play Poland in Marseille later Tuesday in their final game at the tournament.

Ukraine coach to quit after Euro 2016 exit

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Kiev (AFP) Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko on Tuesday announced he was quitting after a hugely disappointing performance saw his team suffer the ignominious fate of being the first knocked out of Euro 2016.

Fomenko said he will leave his job after Ukraine play Poland in Marseille later Tuesday in their final game at the tournament.

War hurt Ukraine’s Euro 2016 campaign, says sorry coach

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Marseille (AFP) Ukraine's two-year-old war stopped the country getting past the European Championship finals group stage, coach Mykhailo Fomolenko said Monday.

"Football in Ukraine is not an exceptional thing, in our lives we have a very hard situation, a conlict situation, football is influenced by that," Fomolenko told reporters in Marseilleahead of their final match against Poland.

Super-subs guide England, N.Ireland to dramatic wins

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Paris (AFP) Substitutes Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge and Niall McGinn inspired England and Northern Ireland to dramatic wins over Wales and Ukraine at the European Championship finals on Thursday.

World champions Germany ground out a goalless draw with Poland and were left wondering what put a spanner in their normally efficient goal machine despite a result that edged both sides to a place in the last 16.

Super-subs guide England, N.Ireland to dramatic wins

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Paris (AFP) Substitutes Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge and Niall McGinn inspired England and Northern Ireland to dramatic wins over Wales and Ukraine at the European Championship finals on Thursday.

World champions Germany ground out a goalless draw with Poland and were left wondering what put a spanner in their normally efficient goal machine despite a result that edged both sides to a place in the last 16.

Northern Ireland enjoy Euro 2016 win over Ukraine

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Lyon (AFP) Veteran Gareth McAuley and substitute Niall McGinn netted as Northern Ireland shocked Ukraine 2-0 at Euro 2016 on Thursday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase.

A flying header from West Bromwich Albion defender McAuley and McGinn's injury-time strike at a hailstone-battered Stade de Lyon gave Ireland their first win at a European Championship finals.

Northern Ireland enjoy Euro 2016 win over Ukraine

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Lyon (AFP) Veteran Gareth McAuley and substitute Niall McGinn netted as Northern Ireland shocked Ukraine 2-0 at Euro 2016 on Thursday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase.

A flying header from West Bromwich Albion defender McAuley and McGinn's injury-time strike at a hailstone-battered Stade de Lyon gave Ireland their first win at a European Championship finals.

N. Ireland shock Ukraine in Euro 2016

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Lyon (AFP) Northern Ireland shocked Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016 Group C on Thursday thanks to goals from Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase at Euro 2016.

A flying header from veteran West Bromwich Albion defender McAuley and McGinn's injury-time strike at a hailstone-battered Stade de Lyon gave Ireland their first ever goals at a European championships finals.

N. Ireland shock Ukraine in Euro 2016

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Lyon (AFP) Northern Ireland shocked Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016 Group C on Thursday thanks to goals from Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase at Euro 2016.

A flying header from veteran West Bromwich Albion defender McAuley and McGinn's injury-time strike at a hailstone-battered Stade de Lyon gave Ireland their first ever goals at a European championships finals.

N. Ireland beat Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016

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Lyon (AFP) Northern Ireland beat Ukraine 2-0 in a Group C at Euro 2016 on Thursday thanks to a powerful header just after half-time from Gareth McAulay and an injury-time goal from Niall McGinn.

The result in a match interrupted by a hailstorm on Lyon gives the Northern Irish fresh hope of reaching the last 16, although they face world champions Germany in their final group match.

N. Ireland beat Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016

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Lyon (AFP) Northern Ireland beat Ukraine 2-0 in a Group C at Euro 2016 on Thursday thanks to a powerful header just after half-time from Gareth McAulay and an injury-time goal from Niall McGinn.

The result in a match interrupted by a hailstorm on Lyon gives the Northern Irish fresh hope of reaching the last 16, although they face world champions Germany in their final group match.

O’Neill tells N.Ireland to get ‘ugly’ for Ukraine at Euro

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Lyon (AFP) Michael O'Neill has told his Northern Ireland team to focus on playing "ugly" in what he dubbed their "cup final" against Ukraine at Euro 2016 on Thursday.

The Irish team's 12-match unbeaten run ended on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat to Poland in their first match at the European Championship finals.

O’Neill tells N.Ireland to get ‘ugly’ for Ukraine at Euro

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Lyon (AFP) Michael O'Neill has told his Northern Ireland team to focus on playing "ugly" in what he dubbed their "cup final" against Ukraine at Euro 2016 on Thursday.

The Irish team's 12-match unbeaten run ended on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat to Poland in their first match at the European Championship finals.

EURO 2016

Introducing Oleksandr Zinchenko – the Ukraine wonderkid joining the Guardiola revolution at Manchester City

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Mesut Ozil and brilliant Jerome Boateng among top five players in Euro 2016 Group C

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Euro 2016 Daily: Germany win Group C; Northern Ireland progress; fans clash

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World champions Germany won Group C last night with a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland. The result was enough for Northern Ireland to qualify as one of the best third-place teams, whilst Poland qualify as runners-up.

Joachim Löw’s side had yet to hit the top of their game like they did in Brazil two years ago but the scoreline at the Parc des Princes certainly didn’t reflect the game as Germany dominated the game from start to finish.

Blasczykowski finish hands Poland win against Ukraine

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Goals have been hard to come by for the Polish at Euro 2016, but the team's second goal in three matchesensured the squad of their place in the Round of 16.

Despite a lack of clear-cut chances on the afternoon, Poland pulled out a 1-0 win against Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon behind a tidy finish from Jakub Blasczykowski.

Where to find Poland vs. Ukraine on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Poland vs. Ukraine in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

While Ukraine are out of Euro 2016 and have no chance of advancing to the next stage, Poland will want to draw or win this match in order to ensure they can advance to the Knockout Round.

Where to find Poland vs. Ukraine on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Poland vs. Ukraine in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

While Ukraine are out of Euro 2016 and have no chance of advancing to the next stage, Poland will want to draw or win this match in order to ensure they can advance to the Knockout Round.

War hurt Ukraine’s Euro 2016 campaign, says sorry coach

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Marseille (AFP) Ukraine's two-year-old war stopped the country getting past the European Championship finals group stage, coach Mykhailo Fomolenko said Monday.

"Football in Ukraine is not an exceptional thing, in our lives we have a very hard situation, a conlict situation, football is influenced by that," Fomolenko told reporters in Marseilleahead of their final match against Poland.

Euro 2016 last-16 berth in sight for Poland past Ukraine

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Marseille (AFP) Robert Lewandowski's Poland take on already eliminated Ukraine on Tuesday in the final Euro 2016 Group C match for both sides with a draw enough to take the Poles through to the knockout stages.

Even a defeat would suffice for coach Adam Nawalka's side if Northern Ireland lose to Germany, who Poland held to a scoreless draw in the Stade de France in Paris on Thursday.

Euro 2016 last-16 berth in sight for Poland past Ukraine

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Marseille (AFP) Robert Lewandowski's Poland take on already eliminated Ukraine on Tuesday in the final Euro 2016 Group C match for both sides with a draw enough to take the Poles through to the knockout stages.

Even a defeat would suffice for coach Adam Nawalka's side if Northern Ireland lose to Germany, who Poland held to a scoreless draw in the Stade de France in Paris on Thursday.

Where to find Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland on TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Both Ukraine and Northern Ireland were unlucky to lose their first games of Euro 2016 —for different reasons. Ukraine, against Germany, were a more attacking side, but ultimately came undone against a stronger team.

Where to find Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland on TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Both Ukraine and Northern Ireland were unlucky to lose their first games of Euro 2016 —for different reasons. Ukraine, against Germany, were a more attacking side, but ultimately came undone against a stronger team.

Euro 2016 best players: From Eric Dier to Dimitri Payet – Every teams’ star performer of round one

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Europa League Snapshot: All Six Of Zorya Luhansk’s Travelling Fans Enjoy Shock 0-1 Win Over Athletic Bilbao…

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Kudos are most definitely due to the small but hardy band of Zorya Luhansk supporters that made the 8,300-kilometre round trip to watch the Ukrainian side take on Athletic Bilbao on Thursday evening.

There may have only been six of them, but by 'eck did they enjoy themselves, watching on with glee as their team rustled a surprise 0-1 win at the new San Mames.

Ukraine 2017/18 Joma Home and Away Kits

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The Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) have signed a kit deal wit Spain's Joma Sport following an eight year spell with adidas. Ukraine's first Joma kits (their 2017/18) uniforms were unveiled at Kiev'sOlimpiyskiy National Sports Complex on Friday. Both will see action over the next yearas managerAndriy Shevchenko's team looks to qualify for the 2018 [.

Kiev to host 2018 Champions League final despite rebel war

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Athens (AFP) The 2018 Champions League final will be held in Kiev despite Ukraine's conflict with Russian-backed separatist rebels, UEFA's executive committee decided Thursday, officials said.

The final will be held only a few weeks before rival Russia stages the World Cup.

Ukraine, which was co-host of the 2012 Euros with Poland, submitted its official bid to stage the final at the 70,000-seat Olympic stadium earlier this year.

Nazi Death Match: Remembering Kiev’s Fallen Heroes

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74 Years ago, a team mainly consisting of players from Dynamo and a few from Lokomotiv Kyiv, played a game of football against the German Luftwaffe in Nazi occupied Ukraine. The match has since then cemented its place in the annals of history, albeit, amid much debate and dissension.

It is difficult to provide a definitive version of what exactly happened in the ‘Death Match’, given the nature of the circumstances and the contradicting stories inculcated as propaganda by both the Soviets and the Nazis.

Dynamo Kiev’s New Home Kit Features Some Lovely Traditional Ukrainian Embroidery (Photos)

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Dynamo Kiev have unleashed their new home strip for the new season and, by 'eck, is it a Bobby Dazzler.

As you've probably noticed by now, Dynamo's new home shirt features a swatch of traditional Ukrainian embroidery around the neck thus giving it that authentic 'ethnic' feel and furthermore lending Adidas' now-familiar template a tinge of individual identity.

Video: West Brom’s Gareth McAuley gives Northern Ireland the lead vs Ukraine

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