Abramovich to attend Ukraine-England match

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June 19, 2012, 8:42 p.m. | Sports — by Interfax-Ukraine

Roman Abramovich

A number of well-known businessmen and statesmen apart from Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Premier Mykola Azarov will attend the match between the national football teams of Ukraine and England on Tuesday.

It is expected that President of FC Shakhtar Rinat Akhmetov, President of London FC Chelsea Roman Abramovich, President of PFC CSKA Moscow Yevgeni Giner, and President of the Football federation of Ukraine Hryhoriy Surkis will be present in the VIP box of the Donbas Arena stadium in Donetsk.

Ukrainian Vice Premier and Infrastructure Minister Borys Kolesnikov, Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, Vice Premier and Health Minister Raisa Bohatyriova, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka, Security Service Chief Ihor Kalinin, Head of the Presidential Administration Serhiy Liovochkin, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Andriy Kliuyev, businessmen Vadym Novynsky, Volodymyr Boyko, and Serhiy Taruta will also attend the match.

Third Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko is also on the invitation list.

United Kingdom Ambassador to Ukraine Leigh Turner, Chairman of the Football Association of England David Bernstein, President of the European Professional Football Leagues organization Dave Richards, and President of FC Stoke City Peter Coates will support England.

Meanwhile, Honorary UEFA President Lennart Johansson, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, and representatives from the football federations of France and Sweden are to watch another Group D match Sweden v. France in Kyiv on Tuesday.

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