Fans Provoke Greece During Albania-Switzerland Match

first_imgFans raised a provocative banner in the today’s match between Albania and Switzerland at UEFA Euro 2016. The Greek government reacted to the situation and requested UEFA to take action. Switzerland went on to defeat Albania 1-0.The banner was hung in an area with Swiss fans and stated “Greece is guilty. Remember the Genocide in Camera, 100,000 Albanian victims.” The Greek government reacted to the provocative banner and Deputy Minister of Athletics, Stavro Kontonis, sent a letter of complaint to UEFA, stating that the banner was unhistorical and offensive to the country of Greece. The letter demanded UEFA to take action and implement sanctions based on UEFA’s rules and regulations. Kontonis also requested for enhanced security measures and mentioned that is was unacceptable for a banner of that nature to be allowed into the stadium by local security.UEFA has strict rules against banners and signs that refer to political issues and consequences are expected to follow. Additionally, it is unknown how the banner was permitted into the stadium by local security, as the banner was written in English. A question for the the stadium’s security…Switzerland defeated Albania 1-0 with a goal in the opening 5 minutes. Albania played with 10 men from the first half and had late chances to steal a point, but were unable to do so. Switzerland has 3 points, along with France, while Albania and Romania sit at the bottom of Group A with 0 points. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Wenger rues Arsenal wastefulness

first_imgArsenal Wasteful Arsenal leave Wenger frustrated Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 06:28 11/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) wenger-cropped Getty Images Arsenal UEFA Europa League Arsène Wenger Köln v Arsenal Köln The Gunners lost 1-0 to Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday, leaving their manager frustrated with the standard of his team’s finishing Arsene Wenger was left ruing his Arsenal’s finishing as the Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Cologne in the Europa League despite dominating most of Thursday’s match.The defeat ultimately did not matter in the grand scheme of things for Arsenal, as the draw between BATE and Red Star Belgrade in Belarus meant that they qualified as Group H winners regardless.Arsenal 6/10 to win at Burnley Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Wenger highlighted that Cologne managed to come out on top despite having just one shot other than the match-winning penalty.He told reporters: “We’ve lost a game in which Cologne had one shot on goal other than the penalty.It’s not the way we wanted to do it, but Red Star Belgrade’s draw at BATE Borisov means we finish top of our @EuropaLeague group #COLvAFC pic.twitter.com/3Pb1EwUcwp — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 23, 2017 “We were always missing that little something to get the goal. Cologne defended with spirit and for them it’s turned out to be the perfect night.”Jack Wilshere created goal-scoring situations and came close to scoring himself. [Danny] Welbeck, [Olivier] Giroud and Wilshere all looked dangerous, but we were lacking the accuracy and finishing.”Nevertheless, Wenger believes that the fact they have already won the group with one match to spare shows that they have accomplished their mission.”You feel like you’ve got the job done when you finish top of the group,” he added. “We’ve got BATE on home soil in our final game.”There’s nothing riding on that game [for us], but we want to win it. What it actually means to me to finish top – I can only tell you that after the draw.”last_img read more

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Royal Canadian Navy vessel returns to Halifax after sixmonth NATO mission

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax-based navy frigate has returned to its home port after a six-month deployment with NATO forces in Europe.HMCS St. John’s and its 240-member crew participated in Operation Reassurance, which is aimed at promoting security and stability in central and eastern Europe.The ship served with the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea.During its time at sea, St. John’s took part in four large-scale exercises, while visiting 16 ports in 10 countries.The vessel travelled more than 37,000 nautical miles during the deployment.HMCS Charlottetown is to replace St. John’s as part of the NATO operations in early August.last_img

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