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Monday, June 19, 2006
Blokhin sees his 'Cinderellas' arrive at the ball

HAMBURG, June 19 (Reuters) - Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin waxed lyrical after his side thumped Saudi Arabia 4-0 in World Cup Group H on Monday.

'It's a little bit like Cinderella, the pumpkin turned into a beautiful coach and the other animals turned into wonderful horses,' Blokhin told reporters.

'That's what happened to us today. We knew it was a decisive match for us and we turned things around and did a great job.'

Striker Andriy Voronin said the victory made amends for the heavy defeat in their opening game.

'After the 4-0 defeat against Spain, when the way we played was embarrassing, we wanted to show we can play,' said Voronin.

'We had a bit of luck as well.

'Our goal is to survive the group phase. Hopefully we'll go further and then we'll see who we're up against.'

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