News Dmytro Bulatov,a Ukrainian opposition activist, says he was kidnapped and tortured

He led AutoMaidan protest movement that organised motorcades outside the houses of politicians and oligarchs

Eugenia Tymoshenko wants the West to put pressure on Ukraine's President over her mother's case

Tymoshenko's daughter urges Cameron to drop Ukraine boycott

The presence of British politicians will put more pressure on her country's President, she says

Threatened racism kept at bay during Euro 2012

Given the frenzy of pre-tournament worries about racism and violence in Ukraine, the country is feeling rather pleased with itself at the fact that, so far, the tournament has gone off almost without incident.

Italy's Gianluigi Buffon shows his handling skills in training

Buffon wants Italy to restore pride lost at World Cup

There are striking similarities between tomorrow's goalkeepers. The fashionable short sleeves, the calming but confident attitude they exude to defenders, and match-winning shot-stopping ability rivalled only by the Spain captain, Iker Casillas.

<b>Thiago Motta: </b> Similar to Marchisio. Not noticeable but went about his business quietly and efficiently. 6

Italy midfielder Thiago Motta doubtful for England game

Italy midfielder Thiago Motta today emerged as an injury doubt for Sunday's European Championship quarter-final against England.

Laurent Blanc has led France to a 23-match unbeaten run

Blanc clears the air after France 'row'

Laurent Blanc, the France coach, has been forced to play down reports of a dressing-room row in the aftermath of his team's 2-0 defeat to Sweden on Tuesday.

Dizzee Rascal records updated England song for Euro 2012

With expectations of England’s footballers suddenly on the rise, the nation needs a new anthem to unite behind.

Blanc clears the air after France 'row'

Laurent Blanc, the France coach, has been forced to play down reports of a dressing-room row in the aftermath of his team's 2-0 defeat to Sweden on Tuesday.

<b>Ashley Young: </b> Still not able to replicate the kind of form which has made him one of England’s most important players over the past year. His inch perfect cross for Wayne Rooney in the first half should have given England the lead and some other similar balls in the second caused some problems for the Ukraine defence. 7

England winger Ashley Young winning fitness battle ahead of Italy quarter-final

Ashley Young looks to be winning his battle for fitness ahead of England's Euro 2012 quarter-final with Italy.

James Milner shows his despair after rounding goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, only to shoot wide

England best yet to come says James Milner

James Milner insists the best is still to come from England at Euro 2012 as they continue to adjust to the methods and demands of new manager Roy Hodgson.

<b>England surpass expectations...</b><br/>
Despite all the pre-tournament doom and gloom, Roy Hodgson's men have managed to string together three good performances against difficult opposition which left them top of their group - meaning they avoided a quarter-final clash with Spain. A solid defensive display earned a draw against France, a courageous fight back secured three points against Sweden and a Wayne Rooney header was enough for victory in a stadium dominated by home supporters. Although England have not set the world alight with their style of play they are slowing rolling on and if they can put in another organised display against Italy people might just dare to dream.

Wayne Rooney predicts tight quarter-final between England and Italy

England striker Wayne Rooney believes Sunday's Euro 2012 quarter-final with Italy is balanced on a knife-edge.

Defoe pictured during the match against France

Jermain Defoe to rejoin England tomorrow after returning home for funeral

Jermain Defoe will rejoin the England squad tomorrow after returning home for the funeral of his father.

England fans at Euro 2012

England fans scramble for €40 tickets to Euro 2012 quarter final match against Italy

A last minute scramble to the Ukraine has been launched by England fans while British ministers said they would continue to stay away from the country despite the team’s progression to the knockout stages. 

Ministers to miss Euro 2012 quarter-final tie over Ukraine human rights concerns

The UK Government is to boycott England's Euro 2012 quarter-final on Sunday because of concerns over human rights in Ukraine, Downing Street said.

Wayne Rooney – who missed a great early chance – nods in for England just after half-time

Referee Viktor Kassai and England striker Wayne Rooney criticised by Ukraine press

Newspapers in Ukraine have criticised referee Viktor Kassai and England striker Wayne Rooney after the co-hosts were eliminated from Euro 2012.

Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney at the final whistle against Ukraine

Avoiding Spain good news for England says Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin

Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin believes England have got off lightly by avoiding Spain in their Euro 2012 quarter-final.

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