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Jun 12, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Russia best team at Euro 2012, says coach Advocaat

WARSAW, June 12 (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.

Jun 12, 2012

Euro – Polish PM: Time to show Russians we’re good hosts

WARSAW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Donald Tusk challenged Poles to show real hospitality to Russian fans arriving for a politically-fraught clash between the eastern European neighbours on Tuesday, seen as a potential flashpoint at soccer’s European Championship.

Thousands of Poles and Russians flooded into Warsaw on Tuesday, mingling in the huge city centre fan zones where many without tickets will watch the game, kicking off at 8.45 p.m. local time (2045 GMT).

Jun 12, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Polish PM: Time to show Russians we’re good hosts

WARSAW, June 12 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Donald Tusk
challenged Poles to show real hospitality to Russian fans
arriving for a politically-fraught clash between the eastern
European neighbours on Tuesday, seen as a potential flashpoint
at soccer’s European Championship.

Thousands of Poles and Russians flooded into Warsaw on
Tuesday, mingling in the huge city centre fan zones where many
without tickets will watch the game, kicking off at 8.45 p.m.
local time (2045 GMT).

Jun 11, 2012

Euro: Warsaw calls for calm over Russian march

WARSAW (Reuters) – Warsaw authorities appealed for calm on Monday ahead of a planned march by around 5,000 Russian fans to Warsaw stadium to watch their team’s Euro 2012 Group A match against Poland, which could be a potential flashpoint of the tournament.

The two neighbors have always had complicated relations strained by historical animosity and the Soviet domination after World War II.

Jun 11, 2012

Warsaw calls for calm over Russian march

WARSAW (Reuters) – Warsaw authorities appealed for calm on Monday ahead of a planned march by around 5,000 Russian fans to Warsaw stadium to watch their team’s Euro 2012 Group A match against Poland, which could be a potential flashpoint of the tournament.

The two neighbors have always had complicated relations strained by historical animosity and the Soviet domination after World War II.

Jun 11, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Warsaw calls for calm over Russian march

WARSAW, June 11 (Reuters) – Warsaw authorities appealed for
calm on Monday ahead of a planned march by around 5,000 Russian
fans to Warsaw stadium to watch their team’s Euro 2012 Group A
match against Poland, which could be a potential flashpoint of
the tournament.

The two neighbours have always had complicated relations
strained by historical animosity and the Soviet domination after
World War II.

Jun 10, 2012

Russians lay wreath for Polish crash victims

WARSAW (Reuters) – Russia coach Dick Advocaat and the country’s soccer chief laid a wreath in Warsaw on Sunday to commemorate the victims of a 2010 plane crash in an attempt to defuse tensions before Russia’s Euro 2012 game with Poland next week.

The complicated relationship between the two neighbours because of history, energy and security disputes, has been strained further following the air disaster near Smolensk in western Russia that killed Poland President Lech Kaczynski.

Jun 10, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Russians lay wreath for Polish crash victims

WARSAW, June 9 (Reuters) – Russia coach Dick Advocaat and
the country’s soccer chief laid a wreath in Warsaw on Sunday to
commemorate the victims of a 2010 plane crash in an attempt to
defuse tensions before Russia’s Euro 2012 game with Poland next
week.

The complicated relationship between the two neighbours
because of history, energy and security disputes, has been
strained further following the air disaster near Smolensk in
western Russia that killed Poland President Lech Kaczynski.

Jun 9, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Cardinal sees support from on high in Poland draw

WARSAW, June 9 (Reuters) – The heavens must have backed
Poland, the Archbishop of Krakow blogged on Saturday, revealing
he prayed for their keeper Przemyslaw Tyton, who made a stunning
penalty save in their opening 1-1 draw with Greece at Euro 2012.

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz is an active blogger and has
commented extensively on Euro 2012. The 73-year-old is one of
the most prominent Catholic figures in deeply devout Poland, and
served as private secretary to Polish Pope John Paul II.

Jun 9, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Warsaw proud of safe carnival mood at Euro opener

WARSAW, June 9 (Reuters) – Warsaw’s mayor on Saturday
praised the safe party atmosphere in the city for the opening
night of Euro 2012, during which some 140,000 people passed
through the fan zone and police reported only a handful of
incidents.

“We have three weeks to go of course but we had huge crowds
and football fans enjoyed themselves in a carnival atmosphere,”
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz told a news conference.