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Jun 16, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Warsaw police under pressure to protect Russian fans

WARSAW, June 16 (Reuters) – Warsaw police pledged to protect
tens of thousands of fans expected in the Polish capital on
Saturday and to avoid a repeat of the violence that marred the
Euro 2012 match between Poland and Russia this week, leading to
almost 200 detentions.

Russia play Greece in Warsaw on Saturday evening and 20,000
Russians and 4,000 Greeks have tickets to the stadium. At the
same time Poland face the Czech Republic in Wroclaw and Warsaw’s
100,000-capacity fan zone is expected to be full.

Jun 15, 2012

Donetsk downpour stirs memories of 1974

WARSAW (Reuters) – The 55-minute storm delay in Friday’s Euro 2012 Group D match between Ukraine and France brought back memories of the West Germany v Poland match at the 1974 World Cup when a downpour was said to have had a major impact on the result.

The start of the second group phase match in Frankfurt to decide who would progress to the final was delayed by 30 minutes after the heavens opened in the afternoon and the stadium was subjected to a torrential 40-minute downpour.

Jun 15, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Donetsk downpour stirs memories of 1974

WARSAW, June 15 (Reuters) – The 55-minute storm delay in
Friday’s Euro 2012 Group D match between Ukraine and France
brought back memories of the West Germany v Poland match at the
1974 World Cup when a downpour was said to have had a major
impact on the result.

The start of the second group phase match in Franfurt to
decide who would progress to the final was delayed by 30 minutes
after the heavens opened in the afternoon and the stadium was
subjected to a torrential 40-minute downpour.

Jun 14, 2012

Big Russian turnout expected for Greece match

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish authorities expect 20,000 Russian fans to arrive in Warsaw with tickets for the Euro 2012 Group A match against Greece on Saturday, twice the number who came for the game against Poland marred by hooligan violence.

Warsaw officials said there would be sufficient security to protect fans and there would be no repeat of clashes on Tuesday in which Polish hooligans fought Russians and police, forcing officers to fire tear gas and rubber bullets to restore calm.

Jun 14, 2012

Poland expects big Russian turnout for Greece match

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish authorities expect 20,000 Russian fans to arrive in Warsaw with tickets for the Euro 2012 Group A match against Greece on Saturday, twice the number who came for the game against Poland marred by hooligan violence.

Warsaw officials said there would be sufficient security to protect fans and there would be no repeat of the clashes on Tuesday in which Polish hooligans fought Russians and police, and officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to restore calm.

Jun 14, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Poland expects big Russian turnout for Greece match

WARSAW, June 14 (Reuters) – Polish authorities expect 20,000
Russian fans to arrive in Warsaw with tickets for the Euro 2012
Group A match against Greece on Saturday, twice the number who
came for the game against Poland marred by hooligan violence.

Warsaw officials said there would be sufficient security to
protect fans and there would be no repeat of the clashes on
Tuesday in which Polish hooligans fought Russians and police,
and officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to restore calm.

Jun 13, 2012

Euro-Poland sorry for clashes, wants harsh penalties

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish authorities apologised on Wednesday for the violence that broke out around a soccer match with Russia and pledged severe penalties for hooligans detained after bloody clashes near the stadium and at a fan zone.

Police, who feared trouble at the Euro 2012 game due to uneasy relations between the two countries, detained 184 people, 156 of them Poles, 25 Russians, and three other foreign fans.

Jun 13, 2012

Poland sorry for clashes, wants harsh penalties

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish authorities apologized on Wednesday for the violence that broke out around a soccer match with Russia and pledged severe penalties for hooligans detained after bloody clashes near the stadium and at a fan zone.

Police, who feared trouble at the Euro 2012 game due to uneasy relations between the two countries, detained 184 people, 156 of them Poles, 25 Russians, and three other foreign fans.

Jun 13, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Poland sorry for clashes, wants harsh penalties

WARSAW, June 13 (Reuters) – Polish authorities apologised on
Wednesday for the violence that broke out around a soccer match
with Russia and pledged severe penalties for hooligans detained
after bloody clashes near the stadium and at a fan zone.

Police, who feared trouble at the Euro 2012 game due to
uneasy relations between the two countries, detained 184 people,
156 of them Poles, 25 Russians, and three other foreign fans.

Jun 12, 2012

Russia best team at Euro 2012, says coach Advocaat

WARSAW (Reuters) – Russia’s momentum may have slowed after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland on Tuesday but that has not made coach Dick Advocaat any more modest.

He still named Russia as the best team at the tournament and disputed the notion that “over-confidence” may have affected their performance in the wake of a 4-1 thrashing of the Czech Republic in their Group A opener.