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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.

Jun 9, 2012

Warsaw proud of safe carnival mood at Euro opener

WARSAW (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.

Jun 8, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Greece can overcome defensive blows – Santos

WARSAW, June 8 (Reuters) – Greece coach Fernando Santos
played down his mounting defensive problems at Euro 2012 after
Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off and fellow centre back
Avraam Papadopoulos suffered an injury in their 1-1 draw with
Poland on Friday.

Papastathopoulos was harshly dismissed for a second yellow
card just before halftime in the Group A opener and will be
banned for one game. Papadopoulos was substituted in the 37th
minute.

Jun 8, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Proud co-hosts Poland ready to party

WARSAW, June 8 (Reuters) – Thousands of proud Poles donned
their national red and white colours and turned central Warsaw
into a party zone on Friday, ignoring rain and gloomy skies to
count down to Poland’s match against Greece which opens Euro
2012.

“It is great to have so many people here, I’m really
excited, and so glad to have the Euro in Poland,” said 25-year
old student Slawek Wojciechowski ahead of the opening ceremony
for the tournament, which is being co-hosted with Ukraine.