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May 27, 2015

Bacca double helps Sevilla clinch Europa League

WARSAW (Reuters) – Sevilla retained their Europa League title to claim the trophy for a record fourth time with a 3-2 victory over plucky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk thanks to Carlos Bacca’s double in an exciting final on Wednesday.

Colombia striker Bacca netted the winner with 17 minutes left to seal victory at Warsaw’s National Stadium after a pulsating first half in which four goals were scored as the teams went into the dressing rooms on level terms.

May 27, 2015

Soccer-Bacca double helps Sevilla clinch Europa League

WARSAW, May 27 (Reuters) – Sevilla retained their Europa League title to claim the trophy for a record fourth time with a 3-2 victory over plucky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk thanks to Carlos Bacca’s double in an exciting final on Wednesday.

Colombia striker Bacca netted the winner with 17 minutes left to seal victory at Warsaw’s National Stadium after a pulsating first half in which four goals were scored as the teams went into the dressing rooms on level terms.

May 27, 2015

UEFA calls for FIFA presidential election to be postponed

WARSAW (Reuters) – European soccer’s governing body UEFA has called for Friday’s FIFA presidential election to be postponed, secretary general Gianni Infantino told reporters on Wednesday.

“We strongly believe the FIFA Congress should be postponed with new FIFA presidential elections to be organized within the next six months,” he told reporters at the Sheraton Hotel.

May 27, 2015

Soccer–UEFA calls for FIFA presidential election to be postponed

WARSAW, May 27 (Reuters) – European soccer’s governing body UEFA has called for Friday’s FIFA presidential election to be postponed, secretary general Gianni Infantino told reporters on Wednesday.

“We strongly believe the FIFA Congress should be postponed with new FIFA presidential elections to be organised within the next six months,” he told reporters at the Sheraton Hotel.

May 26, 2015

Dnipro dig deep to help beleaguered fans get to final

WARSAW (Reuters) – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk players have helped pay for fans from the war-affected region of eastern Ukraine to attend Wednesday’s Europa League final against Sevilla, said captain Ruslan Rotan.

Dnipropetrovsk, an industrial city with a population of fewer than one million, has avoided being drawn into the conflict with Russian-backed rebels that has killed more than 6,200 people in just over a year.

May 26, 2015

Sevilla look to former coach on how to down Dnipro

WARSAW (Reuters) – Sevilla coach Unai Emery has been picking the brains of Juande Ramos as he tries to plot the downfall of Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Ramos coached Sevilla for two years from 2005, winning the old UEFA Cup twice, before an itinerant managerial career took him to Dnipro where he worked until last year.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Dnipro dig deep to help beleaguered fans get to final

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk players have helped pay for fans from the war-affected region of eastern Ukraine to attend Wednesday’s Europa League final against Sevilla, said captain Ruslan Rotan.

Dnipropetrovsk, an industrial city with a population of fewer than one million, has avoided being drawn into the conflict with Russian-backed rebels that has killed more than 6,200 people in just over a year.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Sevilla look to former coach on how to down Dnipro

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) – Sevilla coach Unai Emery has been picking the brains of Juande Ramos as he tries to plot the downfall of Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Ramos coached Sevilla for two years from 2005, winning the old UEFA Cup twice, before an itinerant managerial career took him to Dnipro where he worked until last year.

May 26, 2015

Dnipro make case for defence ahead of Europa final

WARSAW (Reuters) – If Ukrainians Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are going to shock holders Sevilla to win the Europa League they must find a way to blunt the competition’s sharpest strike force, coach Myron Markevych said on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s final in Warsaw pitches a Dnipro side, whose resilient if unadventurous style has won them many matches but few admirers, against a free-scoring Sevilla who hope to lift the trophy for a record fourth time — all in the space of nine years.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Dnipro make case for defence ahead of Europa final

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) – If Ukrainians Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are going to shock holders Sevilla to win the Europa League they must find a way to blunt the competition’s sharpest strike force, coach Myron Markevych said on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s final in Warsaw pitches a Dnipro side, whose resilient if unadventurous style has won them many matches but few admirers, against a free-scoring Sevilla who hope to lift the trophy for a record fourth time — all in the space of nine years.