Ukraine’s bid for the World Cup: ‘Every victory, sports or otherwise, aids us’

There is a sports bar in Lviv, in western Ukraine, called Cantona Pub, that caters to Manchester United fans. Walk inside and the pub looks like a typical British watering hole—brick and wallpapered walls are adorned with Man United’s familiar red-and-white jerseys, scarves and other football paraphernalia. Some of the club’s all-time greats adorn the walls: Ryan Giggs, George Best, Wayne Rooney, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona himself peer through picture frame glass, frozen in time at the zenith of their careers.

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