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Tournament unites nation, even after team eliminated

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June 28, 2012, 9:07 p.m. | Ukraine — by Matt Pentz

England fans gathered in the center of Donetsk on June 19 in support of Ukraine – by carrying a coffin. The strange prop was a reference to the words of former England captain Sol Campbell last month that fans could “come home in a coffin” because of alleged racism and violence in Ukraine. But many of those who came say they are delighted with Ukrainians’ friendliness and hospitality.
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Ukraine partied on despite national team loss
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Gerald Bowers June 29, 2012, 2:12 p.m.    

Great news. All the 'united' Ukrainian people need to do now is elect themselves a new government in October 2012.

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