Andriy Shevchenko’s political ambition may break spell of Ukraine icon

“It was just as Kenneth Branagh was finishing his Isambard Kingdom Brunel as Caliban piece and the chimneys were replacing the bucolic ideal in the Olympic opening ceremony that the news began to come through: Andriy Shevchenko was retiring from football to take up a career in politics. In a sense, of course, it’s no great surprise.” Guardian – Jonathan Wilson

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