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Krakow: Poland’s cheerful face

Krakow can be seen as the cultural capital of Poland. By wandering around through its peaceful streets, you will realise that every corner tries to pay homage to music, poetry and theatre. 905 more words

Europe

World Cup Breakdown: Croatia

The World Cup would feel somewhat incomplete without the famous red-and-white-checkered jerseys of Croatia. Thankfully the Vatreni return to the world stage, having missed the trip to South Africa in 2010. 556 more words

Soccer

That Plucky Platinis' Drunk To Much Martini

I reveal the football icon, the once god of French football, has now made the European championships even more pointless than it has ever been. As if European qualifiers were not infuriating enough, this wannabe FIFA president has had the marvellous idea of making the tournament bigger, yes bigger, from 16 to 24 teams. 454 more words

Football

Zdzisław Kręcina: Polish football's Smooth Operator

A familiar, and rather comedic-looking, face has come back to the Polish football scene in the last couple of days, prompting much sneering and mickey-taking, however Zdzisław Kręcina (pictured above) is actually a much smarter operator than his appearance suggests.   886 more words

England looking good in the middle

In the space of two years England have gone from scraping around to find someone to partner Gerrard in midfield, to a position where two places are up for grabs between five genuine contenders. 522 more words

England

Euromaidan Destroyed Ira and Me

Those regular readers here will hardly need to know my position on a couple of things. Euromaidan – against. From early doors I simply didn’t like the smell of something which seemed to have neo-Nazi party Svoboda behind it. 782 more words

Ukraine

How football bankrupted Ukraine

Ukraine has been out of the headlines in the last week, toppled by Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But after this weekend, Ukraine will be back on top of the news, following the Crimean referendum. 591 more words

Europe