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Donbass Arena

Donbass Arena or Donbas Arena is a stadium with a natural grass pitch in Donetsk, Ukraine that opened on 29 August 2009. The facility is located in the center of the city, in the Lenin Comsomol park.

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Darijo Srna: My dream is to end my career at Donbass Arena!.
The Donbass Arena is one of my fave stadiums
It seems R. Akhmetov needs to take a stance whether or not Shakhtar could return to Donbass Arena.
Donbass Arena was home of Shakhtar Donetsk from 2009-2014 it held 52,000! Reason for the closure was war in Donbass.
My entry for day 10 is Donbass Arena
my entry today for is Donbass arena stadium
done Shakhtar before mate. Mental mental trip. Wouldn't fancy it again tho the Donbass arena has been bombed since then!
second leg match won the first leg 3-0 on Wed 30 Sep 2015. Donbass Arena.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates capping an easy night for the Ligue 1 champions at the Donbass Arena
2 days before Watch how Miners beat Dynamo in extreme match at Donbass Arena:
We discussed the move to Kiev, their season so far and how they miss Donetsk and Donbass Arena
…in other news, one of the semi finals will be played in the Donbass Arena. Possibly.
Shocking video of a young girl narrowly escaping death as part of Donbass Arena collapses after attack v
A young girl has a very lucky escape after part of the Donbass Arena crashes to the ground following a blast near...
Shakhtar Donetsk confirmed its Donbass Arena was damaged by shelling
Donetsk History Museum... I covered it for the Lonely Planet. It's in the centre, by Donbass Arena.   10% Off
[Picture] Danny Welbeck puts Manchester United 1-0 up at the Donbass Arena against Shakhtar Donetsk -
David Moyes will hold a press conference at the Donbass Arena this evening at approximately 17:15 BST. will join him.…
The teams enter the Donbass Arena...cue the famous Champions League anthem.
Vidic: We have to perform United skipper Nemanja Vidic believes Saturday's trip to Sunderland is even more important than the Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk. The Reds' schedule after the disappointing defeat to West Brom included two away games in a week before another international break. With a point secured in Ukraine from a 1-1 draw, the Serbian centre-back is determined that the champions defend well again on Wearside. "I think this is actually a more important game," Vidic told at the Donbass Arena after the game. "Even though it was Shakhtar in the Champions League. "I think we have to perform well at Sunderland, like we did against Shakhtar, in terms of our defending. With the quality we have up front, we are always able to score goals. I think there's no question about that. "But we have to defend right and have the right mentality to ensure we can be in a good position." Shakhtar made life difficult for United in Donetsk but the draw keeps David Moyes' side on top of Gr ...
Vidic has faith despite poor start Nemanja Vidic‘s faith in the quality of Manchester United‘s squad has not been shaken by their awful start to the Premier League campaign. The tenure of David Moyes has been a curious affair to date. Of the nine matches United have played under Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, it could be argued three were impressive, a further four somewhere between decent and average, the remaining two absolutely atrocious. Wednesday night’s Champions League draw with Shakhtar Donetsk falls firmly in the first category, both for the battling qualities United displayed and, importantly, the result, which was the first time in five attempts any English team had avoided defeat in Europe’s most prestigious club competition at the Donbass Arena. Yet, when United head to Sunderland on Saturday evening, they will do so as a team for whom anything but victory would be a calamity following those pitiful Premier League performances against Manchester City and West Brom. “We have to acc ...
Chris Wheeler : David Moyes gets it right for Manchester United on tricky night at Shakhtar Donetsk Chris Wheeler : "A cold, wet night in eastern Ukraine was about as welcoming as it sounds in front of a hostile full house at the Donbass Arena, even if the atmosphere inside fell some way short of the 'cauldron' promised by Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu. These places rarely are, to be honest. "Moyes stood on the touchline too far from the overhead heaters built into the roof of this futuristic stadium to feel the benefit, wrapped up in a club anorak over his suit to shield him from the elements. "What he witnessed was a result, and a performance, that will at least head off talk of a growing crisis that has engulfed him since Saturday's shocking home defeat to West Bromwich Albion. "Nothing outstanding. But it was a professional job in the circumstances and what is required on these difficult excursions into unknown territory behind the old Iron Curtain. "Moyes would have been much happier if United had he ...
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 United David Moyes was denied a morale-boosting Champions League win in Donetsk -- but still left the Donbass Arena as the first manager of an English team to nick a point from a trip to Shakhtar in this competition after a 1-1 draw. Moyes can do with all the little snippets of posivitity he can lay his hands on just now.
Manchester United vs Shaktar Donetsk at Donbass Arena. Kick off at 00.15 IST. Champions League is back. Gotta win this.
Definitely watching tonight's *** at the Donbass Arena. Interesting to see how Man Utd would do after 2 consecutive lea…
But still,my favourite ground in Europe is located in Ukraine. Donbass Arena the home of Shakhtar Donetsk. Modern,simple and gigantic.
Fan Land: battle of freestylers: On August 31, passions will run high not only on the football field...
I wonder how long it took Baines and Fellaini to Google "Donbass Arena", "BayArena" and "Anoeta", just to see where they can play.
Wow! ! Sharktar donestk vs man u next month at donbass arena.not missing it for anything.
Looking forward to going to the Donbass arena, looks mega
Can't see past Shakhtar at the Donbass Arena. An intimidating ground to play at which I think we'll be their fortress in the group.
I shall descend into the Donbass Arena for Shakhtar vs United.
England teams at Donbass Arena :. vs 2:1. vs 2:1. Looking forward to !.
The Donbass Arena might be a tough place to go to.
United are going to the Donbass arena. Love that stadium
Wouldn't mind playing Shakhtar. A trip to the Donbass Arena!
Wedding photo shoot at Arena: completely exclusive: Wedding is a special event, the memorie...
Arena turns 4: birthday in numbers: Today, August 29, marks four years since the
This Champions League if Arsenal get drawn with Shakhtar Donetsk I MUST travel to Donetsks Donbass Arena to see my team play!
The Donbass arena looks hot on FIFA 14 😍
Fancy a trip to Shakhtar Donetsk and the Donbass Arena. Dortmund would be brilliant.
Fan Café: watch the draw with Shakhtar legends: Shakhtar fans, who will visit Fan Café tomorrow, hav...
Jason Ovie and boxer Ismayl Sillakh, before the live show in the dressing room, stadium "Donbass Arena"
Wow! This should be the most beautiful stadium. Donbass Arena (Donetsk, Ukraine)
Wow! This should be d most beautiful stadium . Donbass Arena (Donetsk, Ukraine)
midfielder met with the media at the Arena ahead of the encounter with
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the Donbass Arena, Shakhtar Donetsk's ground is on fifa 14, so they must be on it
Please tell me the Ukrainian Premier League is on FIFA 14? Cause the Donbass Arena is in it.
I hope Mister let you out on the field against Metalist. I go to Donbass Arena next Saturday and I wanna see you on the field)
:) I don't know the language but this episode is def bout this weekend at Donbass Arena
Photos will be other players? Wikipedia is written in 2 Ukrainian Donbass Arena stadium and the Olympic they will in the game ?
Boxing at Arena: сhampion Kashtanov triumphs!: The main event of the Pro Boxing Show at Don...
See more pics from visit to Donbass Arena
Fans in Donbass Arena went home disappointed,with their darling team,Dynamo Kiev being held to a one-all draw by...
Shakhtar & Dortmund both deserve to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals The two teams served up some fantastic attacking football during their 2-2 draw at the Donbass Arena, and can certainly count themselves among the top eight sides in Europe COMMENT By Enis Koylu When Mats Hummels powered home a header in the 87th minute of the Champions League round of 16 tie between Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena, not only had he given his side a second away goal and a 2-2 draw, but handed one of the competition's best games this season a fitting ending. On the backdrop of a tragic plane crash in the city which is believed to have claimed the lives of a number of football fans, the champions of Ukraine and Germany exemplified what modern football is all about throughout the 90 minutes. They attacked relentlessly, constantly looking for an opening, both using their trademark quick passing game to create a brilliantly entertaining spectacle. It was only appropriate for two teams ...
At halftime it's Shaktar Donets 1-1 Borussia Dortmund at the Donbass Arena. At the Bernabeu, it's Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United.
Warming up´ for the big match [12.02.] The German champions´ game at the impressive Donbass Arena in Donetsk is the first highlight of the year 2013. "This is the first last-16 tie for all of us, you shouldn´t need any additional motivation," said Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp in the build-up to the Champions League match against Shakhtar. Sebastian Kehl is in no doubt what the goal is for this game. "I´m confident that we get a good result which will help us to progress to the next round in three weeks´ time," said the Dortmund skipper. With two wins and a draw from their travels in the Ukraine, the stats are in favour of the Black ´n´ Yellows. "Unfortunately you always only know after the game whether the stats have any value," said Kehl , adding: "We are well prepared and we know how hard a game this will be. We only focus on things we can affect." Borussia have studied the opposition thoroughly, watching all 12 games during their training camp. They will face Shakhtar with respect but n ...
Fresh’s triennium: it will be outstanding!: On 25 January 2013, Donbass Arena will host Fresh...
10 Toughest Club Football Stadiums in the World to Play 2013 Normally we ranked the top 10 football clubs in the world, but to start the year we decided to l
Old Trafford side to bring in Shakhtar Donestk midfielder. According to Italian source CalcioMercato Man United have reached an agreement with Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk to sign highly rated midfielder Fernandinho. The 27 year old box to box operator is into his eighth season at the Donbass Arena and may well feel he has achieved as much as he can in Ukraine and would certainly jump at the chance of a move to Old Trafford. The tough tackling Shakhtar midfielder has had a splendid season this term, helping his side to a 13 point lead at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League as well as guiding Mircea Lucescu’s side into the last 16 of the Champions League with some fine displays. Fernadinho has come in for a lot of praise during the Champions League group stage, where Shakhtar edged out Chelsea to secure qualification with the Brazilian international being especially eye-catching in the club’s win over the West London side in early November. Sir Alex Ferguson may well be keen to freshen up his midf ...
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Donbass Arena among the top ten stadiums in the world: Shakhtar’s home stadium made it to the...
Next Dinamo Riga against Doneck Donbass will be in 6th January and at Arena Riga (Latvia), game will begin at 17:00 o'clock.
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Feb13:Awkward scenes at d Donbass Arena. Chelsea show up in full matchkit, ready 2 take 2 the field for Shakhtar v Dortmund in UEFA last 16
Chelsea made history last week for all the wrong reasons, despite a powerful 6-1 win over Danish side FC Nordsjaelland in a midweek Champions League group stage match. The Blues, the defending champions, were eliminated from Europe's premier club football tournament, becoming the first holders to surrender their crown so early in the season. The win at Stamford Bridge should have been accompanied by a positive result for Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar Donetsk, who, having already qualified, were hosting Italian champions Juventus at the Donbass Arena. Unfortunately for Roman Abramovich's side, the eastern Europeans were beaten by an Olexandr Kucher own goal, just before the hour mark. Guardiola has been linked with several clubs after leaving the Spanish giants Barcelona last summer Abramovich's sacking of the Champions League-winning Roberto Di Matteo led to suggestions that former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola would be targeted with renewed vigour. The Catalan was the subject of considerable spe ...
Juventus clinched top spot in Group E with a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League clash at the Donbass Arena on Wednesday evening. Needing only a point to qualify for the round of 16, an own goal from Olexandr Kucher shortly before the hour mark sent the Bianconeri to victory, leapfrogging the Ukrainians, who were forced to settle for second place, with third placed Chelsea dropping into the Europa League despite their victory over FC Nordsjaelland. Paul Pogba was handed a start in midfield for the visitors, with Sebastian Giovinco and Mirko Vucinic tasked with leading the charge up front. Shakhtar named a strong team despite already sealing qualification, but Luiz Adriano was banned after his controversial goal during the game against Nordsjaelland. The match took some time to get going, with the first sniff of an opportunity falling Juve’s way, when Giovinco clipped a pass through to Vucinic, whose first time volley from an angle was sent into orbit. The pair would combine again, th ...
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V FC NORDSJAELLAND As Stamford Bridge prepares for a night of divided attention, club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton study Matchday Six... TALKING POINTS It's not over yet. The corpulent dame may be gargling in her dressing room,but unless Shakhtar - formidable at the Donbass Arena - fail to beat Juventus,Chelsea need to see off the Danes of Nordsjaelland to keep our Champions League defence alive. It eems churlish to dwell on the unwelcome milestone of becoming the first winners of this format to bow out after the first phase next season. Other clubs may consider qualifying for the knockout phase a trophy in itself: the fact is that we are still able tocall ourselves champions of Europe. In any case some of the continent's most fabled sides have fallen at the first hurdle in defence of their European crown: Real Madrid in 1960, Celtic 1967, Feyenoord 1970, Ajax 1973, Liverpool 1978, Nottingham Forest 1980, Hamburg 1983, and Dinamo Bucharest 1986. KEY ...
Shakhtar Donetsk v Juventus Preview MATCH IN A SENTENCE: This is truly the match to follow on Wednesday as its result will have all sorts of ramifications, not only for the two sides contesting it but for European Cup holders Chelsea as well. BREAKDOWN: It’s really quite straightforward: a draw will take both Shakhtar Donetsk and Juventus into the Champions League Round of 16. That’s the result most pundits, whether skeptical or just realistic, are expecting to see on the Donbass Arena scoreboard after 90 minutes on Wednesday. And it’s a result that would consign Chelsea to the Europa League. A Chelsea win coupled with a trip-up by Juventus in Ukraine, however, would see the Bianconeri drop into Europe’s second tier and Chelsea go into the December 20 draw. “It’s an extraordinary situation,” exclaimed Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu in his Tuesday press conference. “Two big clubs like Chelsea and Juventus are depending on our result, since Shakhtar are top of the group. What could be bette ...
***All eyes on crunch European clash*** after returning to winning ways in the championship courtesy of last night’s derby success over Torino, Juventus will now focus all their attentions on progressing through to the Champions League knockout stages. The Bianconeri require a draw from Wednesday night’s clash with Shakhtar at the Donbass Arena to guarantee qualification, but Antonio Conte will be gunning for the three points which would see his side top Group E. Those who featured in Saturday night’s 3-0 victory against the Granata conducted a warm-down, while the remainder of the group were put through their paces in a regular training session. Giorgio Chiellini, who continues to follow an individual training regime in his bid to regain full fitness, joined his team-mates for part of the session. The Bianconeri will hold a further workout at 10.30am tomorrow ahead of their afternoon departure for Donetsk. Simone Pepe will miss out on the trip to Ukraine after feeling further discomfort in his left ...
looks stunning, can't wait to get out there. Been to some great stadiums this year, Donbass Arena & National stadium Poland.
The Donbass Arena may be new to some of the Chelsea players, but not to our Spanish internationals...
Is Chelsea chasing shadows ? On October 24, 2012 · In Sports 7:54 am . DONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) – Roberto Di Matteo’s thoughts quickly turned to Chelsea’s return game with Shakhtar Donetsk after seeing his side beaten 2-1 by the Ukrainian champions in Champions League Group E. Chelsea were left chasing shadows for much of the night at Donetsk’s Donbass Arena on Tuesday, and even an 88th-minute consolation from Brazilian starlet Oscar could not disguise the fact that the home side ran out worthy winners. Mircea Lucescu’s well-drilled team now enjoy a three-point lead over defending champions Chelsea in Group E, ahead of the return fixture between the sides at Stamford Bridge on November 7. Chelsea will hope to exact swift revenge, and reclaim top spot, by prevailing in that encounter, but they were at least given reason to cheer by Juventus’ unexpected 1-1 draw at Danish debutants FC Nordsjaelland. The draw left the Italian champions a point behind the Blues in third place, but Juve will expect ...
Gud comebacks for Man U and Barca but not the same for European Champions Chelsea, outclassed in the Donbass Arena
Donbass Arena, Donetsk. This is Sharktar Donesk home ground, were current European Champions were reduced to European minnows last night. Kudos to the likes of Williams etc.
Kick off at the Donbass Arena: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Chelsea. COME ON YOU BLUES!
The Donbass Arena is on its feet as some local Ukrainian music plays. Preferred Duffy to be honest...
Welcome to the Donbass Arena. The team have arrived...
After a sunny day in Donetsk, the temperature is dropping as we approach the game. Updates to come from the Donbass Arena.
Roberto Di Matteo, on his arrival at the impressive Donbass Arena in Donetsk, reported no price was paid for the win at Spurs in terms of injuri...
Fraus also said that the world is changing and we should I guess catch up like Wembley, Allianz Arena, Donbass Arena & Beijing National Stad
We'll be glad to welcome Chelsea fans in Donetsk ! Donbass Arena:
A view on Donbass Arena Park in Donetsk, Ukraine :-)
to walk on the grass near the great Donbass Arena with my friends at midnight))
I just ousted as the mayor of Donbass Arena's Park on
I just ousted as the mayor of Donbass Arena,Ukraina on
:) Did you hear how Donbass Arena sang the national anthem of Ukraine and how our Ukrainian fans supported the team?
Your dream wedding photo shoot at the Donbass Arena: Wedding day is the…
Check this out! An incredible 360 degree interactive image of the Donbass Arena Donetsk, Ukraine at UEFA EURO 2012
Shakhtar currently 4-0 up at halftime at the Donbass Arena against Arsenal Kyiv, great start for them, good to have club football starting.
Donbass Arena. The start of new season.
Donbass Arena, Ukraine. Wiping off a trickle of sweat that threatens to drop off his brow, Iker Casillas stares into the stretch of green that extend to his horizon, and the fast- moving legs at the other end has him calculating, incessantly. Silva-Iniesta-flies to Xavi-now its Pedro-returns to Xavi...
Spain booked their place in the final of Euro 2012 when they beat neighbours Portugal 4-2 on penalties at the Donbass Arena.
Three men have symbolized the apparent lack of effectiveness of Portugal in the area of truth: Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Hugo Almeida, the trio attack tenure at kickoff. For proof, Portugal has no framed shot of the eleven attempted in 120 minutes of play this is lamentable. Cristiano Ronaldo, joint top scorer with 3 goals, and that was gaining ground over the competition, was unable to point out that its provocations by the ball (6 fouls suffered by the Real Madrid player on 19 whistled for Portugal). Placed in free electron, more than in left-winger, CR7, will all miss against Spain (7 shots including one in the area), including one against, against 2 to 4 in the 90th minute, concluded by a shot left in the clouds. "I have not really had an opportunity to score tonight (Wednesday). I always try to do my best, he has defended. It was well in the tournament but we do not win by lack of chance " . Faced with Roja, only its ability to cause free kicks - all sent to the stands of the Donbass Arena - has re ...
Lionel Messi (L) of Barcelona battles with Tomas Hubschman of Shakhtar Donetsk during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 2nd Leg match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona, at the Donbass Arena on April 12, 2011 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Spain progressed to its third consecutive major final on penalties after playing to a 0-0 draw with Portugal in the Euro 2012 semifinal at the Donbass Arena. Despite playing at far from their best and with chances to find the net at a premium, a total of 120 minutes failed to separate the two sides. With the shootout level at 3-2 after Bruno Alves rattled the bar it was Cesc Fabregas who netted the winner. Vicente Del Bosque sprung a real surprise before kickoff as he made one change to the side that defeated France in the previous round, electing to start with Alvaro Negredo ahead of both Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres. His Portuguese counterpart Paulo Bento also made one change, his first after naming the same side for their six previous competitive fixtures. Helder Postiga was forced to begin among the substitutes with Hugo Almeida deputizing in his stead. Portugal set about disrupting Spain's rhythm immediately by pressing its opponents high up the pitch. It worked for the opening few minutes as La ...
Portugal 0-0 Spain (2-4 pens) Analysis Donbass Arena, Donetsk MATCH IN A SENTENCE: Spain progressed to their third successive major final after beating Portugal on penalties following 120 minutes in which the reigning world and European champions, while still carrying the balance of play, were admirably pushed to the limit by their Iberian rivals. KEY MOMENT: Cesc Fabregas scored the decisive penalty in Donetsk following Bruno Alves’ miss. Alves, who was initially replaced as the third penalty-taker by Nani, was astonishingly permitted to walk back to the spot for Portugal’s fourth attempt while Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo watched on in disbelief. Alves was never going to score—these contests are a test of bottle and he exuded none of it—and after his shot hit the woodwork the door was open for Fabregas to apply the coup de grace. The Barcelona playmaker made no mistake—his effort deflecting into the goal off the inside of the left post . It’s also worth remembering that it was Fabreg ...
Portugal bowed out of Euro 2012 Championships after a 2-4 loss against defending champions Spain in the first semi-final on Wednesday. It was yet again Cesc Fabregas who stepped up to score the decisive penalty to take Spain to their third consecutive major final at the Donbass Arena. SPAIN: X 0 0 0 0 Alonso walks in for the first spot-kick, MISSES SAVED by Patrício, Alonso goesfull blood towards left bottom Patrício saves. Iniesta, SCORES . Pique, SCORES Sergio Ramo, SCORES with a chip. Fàbregas, to finish it, SCORES , AND SPAIN ARE INTO THE FINAL. PORTUGAL: X 0 0 X Moutinho for Portugal, and MISSES , saved by Casillas, right bottom. Pepe SCORES Nani, top right corner , SCORES Bruno Alves, MISSES , hits the top bar. This could be the end of Portugal. SHOOT-OUT BECKONS The game enters penalties to decide the winner after extra-time ended goalless. 114 min (ET): Pedro surged towards Portuguese goal but Alves intervened to clear it away from danger just in front of the goal. 114 min (ET): Xabi booked for ...
DONETSK, UKRAINE - JUNE 27: Jesus Navas, Sergio Ramos and Andres Iniesta of Spain celebrate the winning penalty during the UEFA EURO 2012 semi final match between Portugal and Spain at Donbass Arena on June 27, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
106' Custodio is replacing Miguel Veloso for Portugal at Donbass Arena.
The Iberian peninsula derby is on at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk Ukraine.
Donbass Arena reminds of the Cape Town stadium and in some ways the Emirates Stadium.
Teams for Wednesday's Uefa Euro 2012™ semifinal between Portugal and Spain at the Donbass Arena (1845 GMT).
The swords are drawn,they just came from sharpening, Donbass Arena is where drama will be tonight, just think about it, Christiano Ronaldo and colleagues against his team mates and rivals from Spain, PORTUGAL vs SPAIN, it is where eagles dare, let's see, hauweng!!!
• Iberian neighbours Portugal and Spain will lock horns at the Donbass Arena for the right to face either Germany or Italy in the final at Kyiv's Olympic Stadium on Sunday. • Hélder Postiga will miss the game due to a thigh injury. • The Spain press conference is now over, with Portugal's Paulo Bento and Hugo Almeida to follow at 18.15CET.
Donbass Arena was designed by ArupSport, who also designed the Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)
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Spain 2-0 France Xabi Alonso marked his 100th appearance for Spain by scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory over France. The win was Spain's first ever against their opponents in seven competitive games and sets up a Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal on Wednesday. Spain looked in the mood from the start at the Donbass Arena and Alonso even attempted to lob Hugo Lloris
the broadcast of World Soccer Masters Tour held in Miami is terrible with rain spots on camera and rain drops on mic - hey, it's not HD, it's water-ish what's there - it's interesting whether Sun Life stadium will prove it's drainage to be as excellent as Donbass Arena did during EURO 2012 that's still going in Ukraine and Poland
Laurent Blanc is making the team's first substitution at Donbass Arena with Jeremy Menez replacing Mathieu Debuchy.
Donbass Arena, Donetsk MATCH IN A SENTENCE: A semifinal match against Portugal awaits for either a Spain side that has yet to hit top gear at Euro 2012 or a French outfit once again hampered by infighting and coming off the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss to Sweden.
France vs Spain starts on Saturday night from Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine live broadcasting at ESPN and Fox soccer Channels. UEFA Euro 2012 Quarter final match France vs Spain live coverage, Streaming info, TV Schedules and Live Streaming online all over the world.So don't miss to Watch France vs Spain Live Streaming Euro 2012 Quarter Finals, Results & Highlights on 23th June 2012...
Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets and Juan Mata were at Friday's press conference ahead of at Donbass Arena tonight
Only 800 France fans expected at Donbass Arena tonight - compared to over 2,000 Spain fans (via
Impressive Donbass Arena. I hope that this saturday we'll advance to semifinals in this stadium.
media activity today: 16.45. France Offical MD-1 press conf with Laurent Blanc and Hugo Lloris at Donbass Arena, Ukraine
Media Activity: 19.15 Spain MD-1 official press conf with del Bosque, Busquets, Juan Mata and Ramos in Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Portugal in the semi-finals and will play the winner of Spain vs France on the 27th of June at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
after the english match finished I started driving alone from donbass arena, donetsk. one hour ago got to kaunas. had to stop to watch the match. võsu tomorrow. thats about 1900 km in 2 days.
France team praises Donbass Arena playing surface for ...
Just back from two fantastic days Corporate Hospitality Trip to Kiev & Donesk. Donbass Arena is superb, I would even go to say it's better atmosphere than Wembley. Just about able to string two sentences together. Panarama story is a load of *** the Ukraine fans were absolutely superb with the English. Kiev is a city I would recommend anyone to visit!!
England claimed top spot in Group D thanks to a second-half goal from the returning Wayne Rooney as they beat co-hosts Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday. While Sweden signed off with their best performance of Euro 2012 to beat France 2-0, with the French heading into the quarter-finals after finishing second in Group D
England vs Ukraine: Ghost goal returns to haunt football: On an bizarre night at Donbass Arena, the co-hosts of ...
And here's Sheva!! Andriy Shevchenko replaces Marko Devic to wild, wild applause from the Donbass Arena. 71st min
Glen Johnson remembers team pic unlike the first game in Donbass Arena were he was missing_
Sol Campbell faces a backlash from a section of England fans in Donetsk tonight who will parade a coffin at the Donbass Arena in protest at his Euro 2012 warning.
Live from the Donbass Arena, it's Widnes Vikings v Bradford Bulls.
Donbass arena finz, watching england vs sweeden
Off to the Donbass arena in Donetsk, Ukraine vs England. Nyt fellas
The scene now inside the Donbass Arena, Donetsk.
Message for Arsenal. Your announcer, Paul Burrell, can be collected from the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. Now. Please.
Ukraine have never won in all 4 previous matches at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (0-1-3).
The perfect view for Ukraine v England in Donetsk's Donbass Arena tonight.
England manager Roy Hodgson is first out on to the Donbass Arena for an inspoection. Relaxed without jacket and tie.
Andrei Shevchenko out early to salute fans at Donbass Arena, ahead of what could be his last game for Ukraine.
Shevchenko just walked out on to the pitch at the Donbass Arena by himself, bent down to touch the turf and waved at few fans in stadium
Just about 2-hours to go for England Football Team's final and decisive Group-D game against co-hosts Ukraine. I'm really edgy and fidgety right now...Hope England can script a memorable win at the DONBASS ARENA in Donetsk, Ukraine tonight. Come on! England!
apparently only 3000 English fans in the Donbass arena tonight. Make us proud boys and make yourselves heard! COME ON ENGLAND!!!
Already been asked 3 times if I would like to buy a Ukraine shirt to wear inside Donbass Arena tonight. Will be very yellow & blue in there.
0 - Ukraine have never won at the Donbass Arena: one draw, three defeats. Eviction
Tigo Ghana wrote:England captain Steven Gerrard warned that Wayne Rooney was itching to make his Euro 2012 debut on Monday ahead of his side's crucial Group D phase finale against Ukraine.Rooney returns from a two-match suspension at the Donbass Arena on Tuesday as England seek the draw they need which will guarantee a quarterfinal berth as well as the elimination of the co-hosts.
Latest 'Free Lions' for v being handed out by FSF near Donbass Arena ...
Standing in a doorway deep in the Donbass Arena here on Monday night, Steven Gerrard was taken back briefly to a time when there was rather less harmony in the England camp. It was two years to the day since that goalless draw against Algeria in Cape Town, a game memorable not so much for the di...
Roy Hodgson wants Wayne Rooney to be England's inspiration as they attempt to seal a place in the last eight. England only require a draw against Ukraine in Donetsk's Donbass Arena on Tuesday to qualify from Group D. But Hodgson refuses to play for a point and believes Rooney's return can lift England to new heights. "His attitude was perfect in training sessions said Hodgson
- DRAW OR WIN TONIGHT WOULD BE GOOD - Euro 2012 Live England v Ukraine England v Ukraine (Kick-off 7.45pm). Coverage of the clash at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, where the nations play their third and final match in Group D
Donbass Arena ... almost 14 hours to ko
Sot me daten 19/06/2012 do te luhen dy ndeshje te EURO 2012
UEFA say England v Ukraine here at Donbass Arena is a sell-out tomorrow night
The team bus has arrived back at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk for the players to walk the pitch
A match suspension is advised on a giant screen seen through a heavy rain during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between Ukraine and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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The Donbass Arena this afternoon - a bit wet still, but no surface water - probably wise to not use it before match
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Donbass-Arena's been never good for Ukrainian national football team despite the fact it's an ultra-modern arena.Strategically,it was an awfull mistake to schedule even a single match for national team there.Ukraine would play a way better in any other Ukrainian stadium but Donbass-Arena.However,France is France.This team is very strong.And,so far,France showed itself as a one of the main challengers to win Euro-2012.So,lost to France.We'll see the match with England.And,awfully,it's again scheduled on Donbass-Arena. :-))) I'm wondering if some particular Ukranian officials do not like national team so the calendar seems akward in its very interests.It might be some political/social agenda reaching its hands up to the sport these days.But,anyway,go Ukraine! :-)))
Ukraine 0-0 France HT in Donetsk. Both sides have had chances since the restart but it remains goalless at the Donbass Arena
The sky over the Donbass Arena in Donetsk makes me think of The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Another photo of the lightning over Donbass Arena:
Ukraine-France will restart at 19.00 CET at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk
The Euro 2012 Group D clash between Ukraine and France has been suspended due to a lightning storm in Donetsk. T he game was only four minutes old when referee Bjorn Kuipers withdraw the players from the pitch after the rain lashed down on the park from the moment that the players arrived on the Donbass Arena surface.’s James Goldman said of the scene inside the stadium: “A magnificent stadium this might be but us journos have just spotted one major design flaw. “As the players came out onto the pitch they were met with an enormous clap of thunder and then the heavens opened. “The rain has fallen at an incredible rate and there is already surface water on this pitch, and is sweeping into the press box where we have taken cover under plastic sheets.” If the game cannot be restarted at any point today, then it will be rescheduled for tomorrow.
Weather in Donetsk easing apparently but lightning still visible above Donbass Arena. No decision before 19:00 CET (18:00 BST) 0-0
Imagine Derby County fans who were at Ewood Park 2007/08 were at the Donbass Arena now
It cost £250m to build the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. Surely they could have put a roof on at that price. Soaked.
Ukraine v France update.The referee has called the players off at Donbass Arena, Donestk. Weather looks awful
Better than at the Donbass Arena at least! Are you sitting or standing for Bruce?
“Ugly scenes at the Donbass Arena .Franck Ribery out for his warm up !”
Getting ready!!! I'm going to Donetsk tomorrow. Will be @ Donbass Arena. Friday, June 15th, 19:00 (Eastern European time). Ukraine-France!!! Will scream as loud as i can!!! Go Ukraine!!!
Roy mulls over selection issues Jun 13, 2012 At one point during the second-half of Monday's 1-1 draw with France, Scott Parker was bellowing "I'm okay" at the dug-out, even though it was obvious the Tottenham man had hit a physical wall. Given Parker's lack of match sharpness following his late season Achilles problem and the enormous effort required to subdue France's invention in strength-sapping 31 degree heat, it was hardly a surprise he should succumb. At 31, Parker is not in the first flush of youth and his central midfield partner Steven Gerrard is a year older. Clearly, it is a fact that cannot be ignored, even if Kiev later this week promises to be significantly cooler than it was in the Donbass Arena. However, after returning to England's Krakow HQ at 1.30am on Tuesday morning, and then undergoing a recovery session later in the day, England boss Hodgson realises after a battling display like yesterday's, telling someone they are dropped would not be a particularly easy task. "I will have to as ...
Roy Hodgson gives rallying lectures, rather than rallying cries, but he has some stirring final words planned for his players before they step out at into the magnificent Donbass Arena to face the daunting, smooth-moving French on Monday night.
"Here comes Andy Townsend." Whispered Lee Dixon to Clarence Seedorf. They were hiding behind a recess in the wall at the Donbass Arena.
Samir Nasri admitted he used inside knowledge to beat Manchester City team-mate Joe Hart at the Donbass Arena -
The media centre at the Donbass Arena kindly offers journalists free beers after the game. First person in the queue, Mark Lawrenson.
The anthems ring out at Donbass Arena (I make Scott Parker the loudest) - follow the game here:
This afternoons Footy at The Bear As if you didn't know!!! France v England (Kick-off 5.00pm). Adrian Chiles presents coverage of the opening clash in Group D from the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. England last appeared at a European Championship in 2004, when they were also drawn alongside this evening's opponents in the group stage. While both teams progressed to the knockout phase, it was France who topped the table after all three matches had been played, thanks largely to their 2-1 victory over Sven-Goran Eriksson's men in the opening encounter in Lisbon. Frank Lampard's first-half header had looked to have given England all three points, but two goals by Zinedine Zidane in the closing minutes snatched a win for the French. Wayne Rooney became the second-youngest player to appear in a European Championship when selected for that match, but recently appointed manager Roy Hodgson will have to make do without his services in this clash, following the Manchester United star's red card in the final g ...
Live on ITV at 5pm more acting and rolling around live from the Donbass Arena in Ukraine - should really be played at the Globe Theatre
Eng players walking around the Wembley pitch applauding both sets of fans. Next stop is France at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk, 11 June.
Boris Kolesnikov: Idea to build the Donbass Arena originated in France: The…
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