Ukraine grounds fit for purpose – unlike Hodgson's logistics

At night the Donbass Arena is lit up, casting a blue glow across the parkland that surrounds it. Despite controversy over racism, pricing, inadequate infrastructure and a lack of accommodation, there is one area where it is possible to cast Euro 2012 in a positive light; its stadiums are happily fit for purpose.

Head-on crash that killed 16 is investigated

An investigation was under way last night after two trains running on the same track crashed head-on in southern Poland, leaving 16 people dead and 58 injured in the country's worst rail disaster in more than 20 years.

Jol desperate to put good spin on Fulham's exit

Martin Jol attempted to put a positive spin on Fulham's prospects after their untimely midweek exit from the Europa League. The Dutch manager is hoping that his players' Premier League form at least will benefit from their disappointing 2-2 draw with Odense, and said: "It is awful to go out of the competition in the way we did but hopefully we will gain something from the fact that we don't have to play these Thursday matches."

Police find stolen Auschwitz sign

Police said today that they have found the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign that was stolen on Friday from the gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.

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Tottenham Hotspur 2 Wisla Krakow 1: Spurs have lift-off at last as

They called for a "glory, glory" European night – but they almost got another "gory, gory" one instead. A shocking start to the season for Spurs and although they won this contest against the Polish champions their Uefa Cup campaign still remains in danger of ending before the real business begins.

Poland 0 Croatia 1: Klasnic caps remarkable comeback

Given the improbability of Poland progressing, this was not a contest that gripped the imagination – until Ivan Klasnic intervened. The 28-year-old Croatia striker underwent two kidney transplants last year, his body rejecting an organ from his mother before accepting one from his father. He was warned by his doctor that he was putting his life on the line by returning to football. Last night he scored the only goal on his debut in the European Championship.

Krakow, Poland

With Poland now so accessible from the UK, there's never been a better time to discover its loveliest city. Cathy Packe is your guide