More Ukraine News
June 30, 2006
- Sheva bemoans Ukraine's lack of quality
- Ukraine captain Andriy Shevchenko said his side lacked a playmaker like former AC Milan team mate Andrea Pirlo after bowing out of the World Cup to Italy on Friday.
- Italy can't spoil the party
- Italy's win over Ukraine is a mere sideshow to the party atmosphere in Hamburg and across Germany, reports John Brewin.
- Blokhin invites Ukraine president to match
- Coach Oleg Blokhin, striker Andriy Shevchenko and Ukraine's top soccer official want President Viktor Yushchenko to attend Friday's match with Italy to help boost a joint bid to hold the 2012 European championship.
June 29, 2006
- We're not finished yet, insists Blokhin
- Debutants Ukraine have already exceeded expectations but said they wanted to extend their World Cup run by upsetting Italy in the quarter-finals on Friday.
- Shevchenko aims to break Italian hearts
- Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko is the main threat to Italy's hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals but at least they know all about him.
June 28, 2006
- Blokhin says Ukraine's £4.4m bonus is deserved
- Ukraine's players will receive a shared £4.4million bonus for reaching the World Cup quarter-finals and coach Oleg Blokhin said on Wednesday hard work should always be well rewarded.
- World Cup over for injured striker Voronin
- Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin will miss the rest of the World Cup because of a thigh injury, leaving the team to find a new partner for Andriy Shevchenko ahead of Friday's quarter-final against Italy.