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May 27, 2015

Soccer-Decision time for Sevilla’s Emery as opportunities await

WARSAW, May 28 (Reuters) – Sevilla boss Unai Emery wants to be allowed to enjoy the moment after winning the Europa League final but faces a difficult decision having refused to commit his future to the club.

Emery’s fancied side lifted the trophy for a record fourth time with a 3-2 win over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in a gripping final at Warsaw’s National Stadium on Wednesday, but the Spanish boss now has to decide whether to stick or twist.

May 27, 2015

Bacca proves too hot to handle for plucky Dnipro

WARSAW (Reuters) – Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca is a striker at the peak of his powers and no amount of preparation by Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk coach Myron Markevych could stop the Colombian making his mark in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Dnipro’s European adventure ended in a 3-2 defeat at Warsaw’s National Stadium, with Bacca the prime executioner, scoring with two expert finishes including the late winner.

May 27, 2015

Soccer-Bacca proves too hot to handle for plucky Dnipro

WARSAW, May 28 (Reuters) – Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca is a striker at the peak of his powers and no amount of preparation by Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk coach Myron Markevych could stop the Colombian making his mark in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Dnipro’s European adventure ended in a 3-2 defeat at Warsaw’s National Stadium, with Bacca the prime executioner, scoring with two expert finishes including the late winner.

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.