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Euro 2012’s England vs. Ukraine match is freighted with past disappointments

When England plays in a major tournament, the country comes to a standstill. Hope with an asterisk triumphs over experience. People fill the pubs, supermarkets are denuded of cans of lager as those with family responsibility sit down in front of the telly and fervently try to believe that this time will be different.

Racist charges against top English Premier League soccer players

England and Chelsea Captain John Terry to be prosecuted for using racist language in a match
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Chelsea and England football captain John Terry strides off the pitch following incident in which he is accused of racially abusing an opposing player. Terry has been charged with "a racially aggravated public order offence" over the incident. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
England and Chelsea Captain John Terry to be prosecuted for using racist language in a match
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