If war is a continuation of politics by other means, then so is soccer.
That’s why European Union leaders are right to use the “beautiful game” to pressure an ugly regime in Ukraine. Those who say it’s a mistake, and that the EU should speak softly to avoid pushing President Viktor Yanukovych into Russia’s arms, are getting him wrong.
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