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Postby lw789 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:17 pm

AYIA NAPA, Cyprus -- With the country in turmoil, Ukraines national football team says it is a symbol of the countrys unity. The Ukrainians are scheduled to face the United States in a friendly on Wednesday in Cyprus, a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca for security reasons. "The national team is a symbol of unity because players come from all over Ukraine," said its captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk on a wind-swept practice pitch behind the teams hotel in the coastal resort of Ayia Napa. "Were all one big family, were all united." Speaking ahead of the teams training session on Tuesday, Tymoshchuk said the troubles at home do weigh on players minds. "Its a dangerous situation," he said. "We have our families, we worry but we hope that we can keep the peace in Ukraine as quickly as possible." Team spokesman Alexander Glyvynskyy said Wednesdays match is dedicated to the people of Ukraine under the slogan "Peace for Ukraine." "We are not ready for war," Glyvynskyy said. "We hope that we can be good neighbours (with Russia) in the future." Ukraine coach Mykhailo Fomenko said he wanted his teams performance to send a message of unity back home. "Most important is unity and concentration, its important for all Ukrainians," Fomenko said. "I told the players to play like one unit." Despite threats to cancel the match, Ukraine football association president Anatoliy Konkov said Tuesday the game would go ahead. "(We) reached a consensus to play the USA after all," Konkov said in a statement that also praised the American team. "(They) stood behind us to protect the national interests and territorial integrity of Ukraine." The match, which will be played at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, is a key warm-up for the United States ahead of this years World Cup. But for Ukraine, which failed to qualify for the tournament in Brazil, it will serve as preparation for the qualifying tournament for the 2016 European Championship. "This game is a huge opportunity, mainly for our European-based players, for those guys to prove to us that they are eager and hungry to jump on the train to the FIFA World Cup," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. Fomenko said earlier in Kyiv that he expects Wednesdays game to be similar in style to a Premier League match, since many of the American players play for English clubs. Glyvynskyy said he expects the Americans to play an attacking game, but that Ukraine is injury-free and has all its best players available. "The players want to play on an official level and want to test their level of play after a two-month winter break," he said. He added that Cyprus was an ideal location for the match because it was relatively simple to organize at short notice and there are no problems with visa issues. Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium has hosted many of Cyprus international matches, but its not the Mediterranean islands top football venue. The GSP Stadium in Nicosia, however, is unavailable because Cyprus is hosting Northern Ireland in another friendly. Its the second time in recent weeks that Cyprus has been selected as an alternate venue for a match involving a Ukrainian team. Last month, a Europa League match between Dynamo Kyiv and Valencia was moved to the Cypriot capital. Roger Clemens Jersey . -- Terry Francona likened the atmosphere at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday to a playoff game in October. Darwin Barney Jersey . Expensive. The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimores Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on Thanksgiving night. http://www.teambluejaysprostore.us/Dalt ... ys-jersey/. Watch the game live on TSN and TSN GO at 9pm et/6pm pt. Serge Ibaka returned to the Thunder lineup from a calf injury that was supposed to sideline him for the remainder of the postseason and the results were sparkling. 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Playing their primary rival on the road in the rain at night with only three days to rest and prepare was already an uphill climb.When Eddie Lacy began to trample through their defence early in the first quarter for the Green Bay Packers, well, thats when the Vikings really lost it.Theres nothing more disheartening as a coach for you to get manhandled up front, to be in the wrong gaps, to have people running the ball at you, coach Mike Zimmer said the day after the Vikings were pummeled 42-10 by the Packers at Lambeau Field.In 2000, Zimmers first season as a defensive co-ordinator, Dallas gave up the most yards rushing in the NFL. Only one team allowed more yards per carry.And I said, Never again, Zimmer recalled Friday. So I guess thats where that all stems from.His players have largely been tough to run against since. Over his next 13 years as a defensive co-ordinator (six more with Dallas, one with Atlanta and six with Cincinnati), Zimmers teams finished in the bottom half of the league in yards per game three times, and four times in yards per attempt. They were in the top 10 six times in yards per game and seven times in yards per attempt.The Vikings had a stout front seven, or at least an effective scheme, to stop the run long before Zimmer was hired. They were in the top half of the NFL in yards per game and yards per attempt every year since 2006, and last season ended a seven-year streak of finishing 11th or higher in the league in both categories.After factoring in what the Packers did against them Thursday, with 105 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries by Lacy, the Vikings fell to 17th in the NFL. They allow an average of 4.3 yards per rush and are 19th in the league with an average of 121.8 yards surrendered per game.There was a llot of freelancing, a lot of guys in the wrong place, said Zimmer, who delivered the majority of his answers Friday at his news conference in stern, clipped tones.ddddddddddddHe was clearly as upset with his team as hed been since taking the job.Zimmer said he looked hard at the game film trying to find a lack of effort on either side of the ball, but didnt see it. Defensive end Brian Robison, however, said he felt some people had checked out after the Packers built a 28-0 halftime lead.You could see it on the sidelines. Everybody was quiet, Robison said.The Vikings forced a three-and-out by the Packers on the games first possession, but they quickly got the ball back and turned Lacy loose -- for 18, 29 and 6 yards to set up a short touchdown pass by Aaron Rodgers. The Vikings settled in and played better in the middle of the game, but on Green Bays first drive of the third quarter Lacy had carries of 9, 10 and 11 yards, which took him into the end zone.Then came Lacys 10-yard touchdown run on the ensuing possession. That provided the ultimate insult on a humbling night for the Vikings. He barrelled into Robert Blanton at the goal line and without breaking stride popped the strong safetys helmet off.The Vikings fell to 1-8-1 against the Packers since the start of the 2010 season. Theyll have the benefit of being at home against Detroit, and then the most manageable stretch of the schedule follows: at Buffalo, at Tampa Bay, back home against Washington and the bye week.But they wont get far if they dont learn to play with more discipline on defence, and learn to trust the scheme theyre being taught rather than straying from responsibilities to chase highlights.You cant be out there trying to make plays because once you do that, you leave another guy out to dry, defensive end Everson Griffen said. So youve got to rely on your technique to make that play for you.___AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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