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Lampard out of Euros

The Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of the European Championships because of a thigh strain. Manager Roy Hodgson has said: "It’s a huge blow for the team." Lamaprd will be replaced by Liverpool's Jordan Henderson.

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Ukraine says racism in the country is a 'dreamed up' problem

Reacting to the BBC Panorama programme, which showed racist behaviour at football matches in both the Ukraine and Poland, Ukraine's foreign ministry said the allegations were a "dreamed up and mythical problem".

"You can criticise Ukrainian society for a lot of things ... but, in the practice of racism, European Union member countries are a long way ahead of Ukraine," said ministry spokesman Oleh Voloshyn in comments reported by Interfax news agency.

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