Italy can't spoil the party

June 30, 2006
By John Brewin
HAMBURG - Can a World Cup quarter-final ever be a sideshow in the city hosting it? Friday in Hamburg went some way to proving that it can indeed happen.

Hamburg's AOL Arena may have been hosting Italy's 3-0 despatching of Ukraine but the real place to be was the Reeperbahn, the port's infamous street of nightclubs, late-nite eateries and houses of ill repute. For what preceded Andriy Shevchenko's chance to remind his Serie A colleagues of what they will be missing next season was the ...

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