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Shevchenko will represent Ukraine in Euro 2012

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Ukrainian prominent football player Andriy Shevchenko is one of four people who have accepted the invitation to represent his native country as a tournament ambassador for the European Championships, which shall be held in Poland and Ukraine in 2012. Aside from Shevchenko, Oleg Blokhin was also named as Ukrainian ambassador for Euro 2012, while Zbigniew Boniek and Andrzej Szarmach have gladly accepted invitations to perform as Polish ambassadors.
Shevchenko is widely considered as one of the best Ukrainian footballers in history, and recently returned to Dynamo Kiev after playing at Milan and Chelsea. The attacker is approaching rapidly his 100th cap for the country. Blokhin was previously elected European footballer of the year in 1975 and represented the USSR at two World Cups.

Boniek helped Poland to third spot at the 1982 World Cup and wore the shirts of Widzew Lodz, Juventus and Roma during his outstanding career. He also performed as Poland's national team coach for several years. Szarmach might be less famous with the people, but the attacker scored 32 times in 61 outings for the national side. He was one of the stars at the 1974 World Cup and the 1976 Olympics.
Written by: Publisher Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:31