Daily Telegraph: Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko reveals political ambitions

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July 30, 2012, 8:58 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Daily Telegraph

Photo dated on June 19, 2012 shows Ukrainian forward Andriy Shevchenko after the Euro 2012 football championships match England vs Ukraine at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. Striker Shevchenko on July 28, 2012 said he was joining a pro-business political party after announcing that he was quitting football for politics.

Revealing his intentions to play the political game now that he has hung up his football boots, former Chelsea and AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko announces his new goal on a trip to a school in the Ukraine.

Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko told the assembled press that he had quit football to begin a career in politics and would be joining a new political party.

Shevchenko spoke to journalists during a visit to a school on Saturday, July 28, where he met with students, toured the school and played ping-pong with some of the children.

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