Football in Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29371/all en Soccer-Willian joins Anzhi for fee of 35 million euros http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-17 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil playmaker Willian left Shakhtar Donetsk for wealthy Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala on Friday for a fee of 35 million euros ($47.94 million), the Ukrainian club said on their website (<a href="http://www.shakhtar.com" title="www.shakhtar.com">www.shakhtar.com</a>).</p> <p>"FC Shakhtar and FC Anji reached an agreement regarding Willian's move to the Russian club in a transfer worth 35 million euros," Shakhtar said in a statement.</p> <p>"We wish our former player success in his new team."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business EUR FC Anzhi Makhachkala Football in Russia Football in Ukraine Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:16:06 +0000 5743512 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Willian unable to resist wealthy Anzhi's overtures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-soccer-willian-unable-resist-wealthy-anzhis-overtures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Brazil playmaker leaves Shakhtar in big-money move</p> <p>* Willian costs Anzhi a fee of 35 million euros</p> <p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil playmaker Willian, one of the outstanding players of the Champions League group stage, joined wealthy Russians Anzhi Makhachkala from Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday for a fee of 35 million euros ($47.94 million).</p> <p>"Anzhi and Shakhtar have signed an agreement over the terms and conditions of the transfer of Willian," the big-spending Russian club said on their website (<a href="http://www.fc-anji.ru" title="http://www.fc-anji.ru">http://www.fc-anji.ru</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-soccer-willian-unable-resist-wealthy-anzhis-overtures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Ukraine Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:46:24 +0000 5743609 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ukraine 2 Norway 0 - international friendly result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ukraine-2-norway-0-international-friendly-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 6 (Reuters) - Ukraine 2 Norway 0 - international friendly result on Wednesday</p> <p>At the Estadio Olimpico in Seville, Spain</p> <p>Scorers: Mykola Morozyuk 17, Andriy Yarmolenko 42</p> <p>Red card: Vitaly Mandzyuk (Ukraine) 84</p> <p>Missed penalty: Tarik Elyounoussi (Norway) 87</p> <p>Halftime: 2-0 (Editing by Tom Pilcher)</p> Football in Ukraine Sport in Ukraine Tarik Elyounoussi Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:00:24 +0000 5748053 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund - teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-shakhtar-donetsk-v-borussia-dortmund-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Teams for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg between Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund at the Donbass Arena:</p> <p>Shakhtar Donetsk: 30-Andriy Pyatov; 33-Darijo Srna, 44-Yaroslav Rakitskiy, 27-Dmytro Chygrinskiy, 26-Razvan Rat; 7-Fernandinho, 3-Tomas Hubschman; 29-Alex Teixeira, 22-Henrik Mkhitaryan, 28-Taison; 9-Luiz Adriano</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-shakhtar-donetsk-v-borussia-dortmund-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:15:29 +0000 5754900 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Schmelzer returns to Dortmund for Donetsk clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/football-schmelzer-returns-dortmund-donetsk-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany defender Marcel Schmelzer was included in the Borussia Dortmund team for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 clash at Shakhtar Donetsk.</p> <p>The left-back missed Dortmund's 4-1 defeat at home by Hamburg in the Bundesliga last Saturday with a sore throat.</p> <p>Serbia centre-back Neven Subotic was named on the Borussia bench for the first time since tearing his calf late last year.</p> <p>Serbia right-back Darijo Srna captains Donetsk at home at the Donbass Arena with Brazil's Luiz Adriano up front for the Ukraine double winners.</p> <p>Teams</p> <p>Shakhtar Donetsk</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/football-schmelzer-returns-dortmund-donetsk-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sports AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:15:23 +0000 5754978 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Schmelzer returns to Dortmund for Donetsk clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/football-schmelzer-returns-dortmund-donetsk-clash-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's Marcel Schmelzer was included in the Borussia Dortmund team for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 clash at Shakhtar Donetsk which was over-shadowed by a plane crash at the city's airport.</p> <p>There was a minute's silence before kick-off after reports at least four fans were killed when the passenger plane flying up from Odessa, south Ukraine, crashed on landing at Donetsk airport, just hours before kick-off.</p> <p>Thick fog is thought to be the cause when a Antonov AN-24, a twin-engined turboprop, which had 45 people on board, over-shot the runway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/football-schmelzer-returns-dortmund-donetsk-clash-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sports AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:30:32 +0000 5754993 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dortmund draw at Shakhtar after plane tragedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-dortmund-draw-at-shakhtar-after-plane-tragedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund grabbed a late 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in a Champions League last 16 first leg which was overshadowed by a fatal plane crash involving fans.</p> <p>Mats Hummels headed in from an 87th-minute corner after substitute Douglas Costa thought he had won it for the hosts in the 68th minute to leave the German side as favourites ahead of the second leg in Dortmund on March 5.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-dortmund-draw-at-shakhtar-after-plane-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:00:35 +0000 5755077 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Borussia Dortmund 2 - result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-shakhtar-donetsk-2-borussia-dortmund-2-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Borussia Dortmund 2 - Champions League last 16, first leg result</p> <p>At the Donbass Arena</p> <p>Scorers:</p> <p>Shakhtar Donetsk: Darijo Srna 31, Douglas Costa 68</p> <p>Borussia Dortmund: Robert Lewandowski 41, Mats Hummels 87</p> <p>Halftime: 1-1</p> <p>Teams:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-shakhtar-donetsk-2-borussia-dortmund-2-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Human Interest Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:00:38 +0000 5755079 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Dortmund grab draw at Shakhtar after plane tragedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-soccer-dortmund-grab-draw-at-shakhtar-after-plane-trag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund grabbed a late 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in a Champions League last 16 first leg which was overshadowed by a fatal plane crash involving fans.</p> <p>Mats Hummels headed in an 87th-minute corner after substitute Douglas Costa thought he had won it for the hosts in the 68th minute to leave the Germans as favourites ahead of the second leg in Dortmund on March 5.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-soccer-dortmund-grab-draw-at-shakhtar-after-plane-trag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:15:25 +0000 5755088 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Hummels redeemed himself with equaliser, says Klopp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-hummels-redeemed-himself-with-equaliser-says-klopp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Igor Nitsak</p> <p>DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels could have been facing a dressing down from coach Juergen Klopp but ended up the hero with the equaliser in Wednesday's 2-2 Champions League last-16 first-leg match.</p> <p>The Germany centre half looked shaky at times and the Dortmund backline allowed Shakhtar substitute Douglas Costa too much space to bring down a long ball and make it 2-1 midway through the second half.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-hummels-redeemed-himself-with-equaliser-says-klopp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:35 +0000 5755169 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ukrainian league results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/football-ukrainian-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukrainian league results at the weekend:</p> <p>Zorya Lugansk 2 Uzhgorod 1</p> <p>Tavria Simferopol 0 Karpaty Lviv 2</p> <p>Odessa 1 Vorskla Poltava 0</p> <p>Dynamo Kiev 1 Krivyi Rig 1</p> <p>Played Saturday</p> <p>Mariupol 1 Zaporozhie 0</p> <p>Dnepropetrovsk 3 Arsenal Kiev 0</p> <p>Metalist Kharkiv 3 Metalurg Donetsk 2</p> <p>Played Friday</p> <p>Shaktar Donetsk 4 Volyn Lutsk 1 </p> <p>vb/af</p> 2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League Football in Ukraine AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:16:15 +0000 5772659 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Dortmund vShakhtar Donetsk starting line-ups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-dortmund-vshakhtar-donetsk-starting-line-ups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Starting line-ups for the Champions League last-16 second leg between Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk here at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday:</p> <p>Teams</p> <p>Borussia Dortmund </p> <p>Weidenfeller (capt); Schmelzer, Subotic, Felipe Santana, Piszczek; S Bender, Gundogan; Reus, Goetze, Blaszczykowski; Lewandowski</p> <p>Subs: Langerak, Kehl, Leitner, Nuri Sahin, Grosskreutz, Bittencourt, Schieber</p> <p>Coach Jurgen Klopp (GER)</p> <p>Shakhtar Donetsk</p> <p>Pyatov; Rat, Rakitskiy, Kucher, Srna (capt); Huebschman, Fernandinho; Taison, Mkhitaryan, Teixeira; Luiz Adriano</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-dortmund-vshakhtar-donetsk-starting-line-ups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sports AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:16:22 +0000 5774202 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Dortmund without Hummels for Donetsk clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-dortmund-without-hummels-donetsk-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany defender Mats Hummels failed to recover from flu to make the Borussia Dortmund team for Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second leg clash at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.</p> <p>The 24-year-old centre-back, who scored the late equaliser in Borussia's 2-2 draw in Donetsk three weeks ago, who also missed the previous two matches with illness and failed a fitness test earlier in the day.</p> <p>Brazilian defender Felipe Santana came in for Hummels while defensive midfielder Ilkay Gundogan takes the place of Sebastian Kehl for the match at Signal Iduna Park stadium.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-dortmund-without-hummels-donetsk-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sports AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:31:09 +0000 5774220 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Dortmund dominate Donetsk to book last eight berth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-dortmund-dominate-donetsk-book-last-eight-berth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Borussia Dortmund booked their place in the Champions League's quarter-finals for the first time in 15 years with a 3-0 win at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in Tuesday's last 16, second leg tie.</p> <p>Having drawn 2-2 in Ukraine three weeks ago in the first leg, Borussia go through 5-2 on aggregate as goals by Felipe Santana, Mario Goetze and Jakub 'Kuba' Blaszczykowski capped the German champions' dominant display.</p> <p>Dortmund are in the last eight for the first time since 1998, when as defending champions they lost in the semi-finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-dortmund-dominate-donetsk-book-last-eight-berth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ukraine Sports AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:16:10 +0000 5774309 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Dortmund dazzle in Europe again with Shakhtar win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-soccer-dazzling-dortmund-cruise-past-shakhtar-last-eig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dortmund defeat Shakhtar 3-0 for 5-2 aggregate</p> <p>* Germans continue impressive European form (Writes through, adds quotes)</p> <p>DORTMUND, Germany, March 5 (Reuters) - Having played second fiddle to Bayern Munich domestically all season Borussia Dortmund again dazzled on the European stage as they crushed Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 for a 5-2 aggregate win that took them to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-soccer-dazzling-dortmund-cruise-past-shakhtar-last-eig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Ukraine Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:19:01 +0000 5774339 at http://www.globalpost.com