Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Ukrainian federation confirms friendly moved to Cyprus
by Paul Kennedy, February 25th, 2014 1:49PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[UKRAINE-USA] The Football Federation of Ukraine has issued a statement that the March 5 friendly between the USA and Ukraine has been moved to Cyprus. It did not issue any details about the location or time of the match originally scheduled to be played in Kharkiv. Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted Saturday and is on the run, facing charges of mass murder after dozens of protesters were killed in Kiev last week.

The Football Federation of Ukraine statement:

“Taking into account the U.S. football federation requested us for a match outside of Ukraine for security reasons, the football federation of Ukraine has made the decision to hold this game in Cyprus, and not in Kharkiv as it was planned.”

As the crisis reached its peak in Ukraine last week, UEFA moved the Dynamo Kiev-Valencia Europa League match from Kiev to Nicosia's GSP Stadium, which seats 22,859 and is the home of three of Cyprus national team. A second Europa League match, Dnipro-Tottenham, in Dnipropetrovsk was played as scheduled.

Cyprus is scheduled to host Northern Ireland The GPS Stadium will be used during the annual Cyprus Women's Cup, a 12-team tournament that also begins March 5, but the only game scheduled for March 5 at the stadium is scheduled to be played on an adjacent field.

Kharkiv is a stronghold of Russian support, while other parts of Ukraine, notably along the Polish border, are pro-Western. The current crisis was touched off by Yanukovych's rejection of an association of unity that would have brought it to closer to the European Union.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Streaming Report: Twitter will carry CCL final    
For the first time, Twitter will carry the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League final, streaming Wednesday's second ...
CCL: Omar Gonzalez looks to make history    
Omar Gonzalez looks to make history as the third American to win the Concacaf Champions League ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I think the Swansea name will get bigger and bigger in America and elsewhere. I think ...
Video Pick: Own goal from 18 yards!    
Dynamo Dresden's Aias Aosman quite incredibly scored with a volley off his thigh from edge of ...
U.S. Abroad: Brooks out with hip injury    
Health issues have dogged U.S. national team defender John Brooks all season -- back issues, then ...
What They're Saying: Kekuta Manneh    
"I'm used to traveling with the team, whether I'm going to be involved in the game ...
MLS: Top-end salaries jump thanks to TAM    
While the number of MLS players making more than $1 million a year in guaranteed compensation ...
MLS millionaire club continues to grow    
For the third year in a row, Brazilian Kaka is the highest-paid player in MLS. The ...
What They're Saying: Carly Telford    
"The chairman himself didn't come in to break the news. We've never actually met the chairman, ...
What They're Saying: Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"It's not only an MLS team. This is way bigger than MLS. ... We really want ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives