Sport Andrei Yarmolenko celebrates scoring Ukraine's winner

Ukraine kept up the pressure on England at the top of Group H but also ensured Roy Hodgson’s side will face an eliminated team on Tuesday when they beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev last night.

First train to Serbia keeps Balkan peace on track

The first trains in six years started rolling between Serbia and Croatia yesterday. Marcus Tanner says this marks a milestone in the slow reconciliation between the two former Yugoslav republics that went to war in 1991.

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Simon Turnbull talks to the import who quickly became a priceless asset

Blazevic braces for Bosnia

Robert Prosinecki will miss Croatia's key World Cup qualifier against Bosnia in Zagreb today - a match the home side must win to keep alive their hopes of a place in next year's finals in France.

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Magpies face test of skill and courage

Newcastle take on more than just 11 men tonight. Glenn Moore reports from Zagreb

Football: Newcastle steel ready for European fire

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Football: Dalglish busy penning a new Toon

Simon Turnbull finds the rebuilding work has a promising look about it

Football: Beresford's double delight for Dalglish

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Football: Talented Croats have no fear of Newcastle

It was a small but particularly pertinent pause for thought on Kenny Dalglish's part. "I don't know if they'll be frightened," the Newcastle manager mused when asked whether his team's opponents in the Champions' League qualifying round tonight would be filled with trepidation about their trip to Tyneside.

Tudjman starts second term

President Franjo Tudjman, who led Croatia to independence from federal Yugoslavia, was sworn in for a second five-year term in office. "I swear upon my honour that I will carry out my duties to the benefit of all Croatian citizens," he said at a colourful open-air ceremony held in front of top state and church officials and foreign ambassadors in a packed central Zagreb square cordoned by police.

West gives its tacit support to Bosnian `traitor' Plavsic

When Serbian irregulars began ethnic cleansing raids into eastern Bosnia in early 1992, Biljana Plavsic hailed the soldiers as heroes and greeted their commander, the notorious Arkan, with a kiss on the cheek. A strange sort of person for the international community to embrace now as a moderate, she is the person in their view best placed to guarantee implementation of the Dayton peace accords.

Croats and Serbs settle old scores - but this time on a football ground

The last time teams from Zagreb and Belgrade played each other at football, back in 1990, the fixture led to rampant violence in the stands and all but unleashed the bitter wars of secession in the former Yugoslavia. Last night, for the first time since the end of the fighting, the old Dynamo team from Zagreb (now renamed "Croatia") ventured into the lion's den to play the away leg of a European championship qualifier against Partizan Belgrade.

West attacks Tudjman's flawed poll victory

Zagreb - Croatian President Franjo Tudjman won a convincing re-election victory yesterday. He pledged that his immediate priority would be to attack low living standards, which have been hit by war and recession.

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Franjo Tudjman is poised to win the Croatian presidency tomorrow

Tudjman lays claim to Croatian poll victory

Zagreb (AP) - President Franjo Tudjman's ruling nationalist party said yesterday that it expects to rule the capital following the weekend elections.
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