Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

November 27, 2007

UKRAINE – World ranking 29

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Striker Andriy Shevchenko is their main threat but, judging by his form at Chelsea, he looks like a player on the wane.

But his reputation earns him the right to be seen as a threat, while fellow forward Andriy Voronin is showing the potential to be a thorn in England’s side as he tries to make his mark at Liverpool.

Holding midfielder Anatoliy Tymoschuk starts Ukraine’s attacks and has reportedly been eyed by both Arsenal and Manchester United.

Ukraine will host Euro 2012 and will be making attempts to improve and bring on their national side so England will have to be wary.

They finished fourth behind Italy, France and Scotland as they failed to qualify for Euro 2008 but lost only one game at their Kiev home – to Italy – in the process.

It’s the same issue.”Poor decision making still haunts National MP Mike Sabin, who knew his rugby mad son should hang up his boots for good after he was hospitalised for six days with a bleed on the brain, but Darryl was adamant he would keep playing (see story, p53).Sabin tried logic, he tried pleading, he tried emotional blackmail.”There isn’t a lot of case law on this point but I feel it is unlikely that a court would be willing to grant such a remedy if the child in question is over the age of 18 and possessed of full capacity,” Cullen says.So if the courts can’t act, who can?More RugbyStats CentreFixtures and ResultsAll BlacksDream Team TippingSabin firmly believes rugby unions should have the power to sideline players that are deemed to be a danger to themselves.Following Darryl’s accident Sabin was vocal about the need for the NZRU to do more to protect players at the amateur level of the game.”It’s obvious that the NZRU are concerned about the cream at the top [the elite players] but less concerned about the players beneath that,” he told the Northern Advocate.Three years later his views have softened, but he still maintains there is a place for unions to red flag players who are medically unsafe cheap jerseys to play.If players can be suspended and in some cases NFL Jerseys China banned for foul play, why, Sabin asks, can’t unions stop players that are at risk of serious head injuries from taking the field?”There should at least be some sort of rule that gives unions the power to stop people from playing until they’ve seen independent verification of their medical status,” says Sabin.Anderson says the NZRU have looked into Sabin’s proposal, but found at this point in time the system is unworkable.”We absolutely tried to come up with a way to make this work, but we just couldn’t find a way to operationalise it,” he says.”That’s not to say we won’t re look at it again, because as our existing database improves and more clubs start to use it for the registration process then it may become more doable.”Neither Sabin nor his son bear any grudges against rugby or its administrators: “Darryl is an extreme set of circumstances and he made a bad choice. Under the circumstances, again, I support Kaepernick in stating his opinions, the method and vehicle that he has chosen to employ toward those ends, and his willingness to face the consequences for doing so. I do Cheap mlb Jerseys now and have all my life, more than anything else abhorred silence in the face of injustice. In this regard, I reiterate: Silence is evil’s Cheap Football Jerseys greatest and most consistently dependable ally. So I have no problem with Kaepernick also breaking his silence, and like others in generations past, standing up by sitting in and essentially declaring, “Silence in the face of injustice? Not so long as I have this platform and anything to say about it!”

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