Poland's sports minister regrets England exit

25 June 2012 02:17

Poland's sports minister said she was disappointed by England's exit, as fans were unlikely to return to the country to learn first hand that pre-tournament claims about racism were overblown.

Joanna Mucha said she had her "fingers crossed for England" during their match against Italy in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Sunday. England lost the quarter-final 4-2 on penalties.

An England victory would "have attracted many fans to Warsaw (for the semi-final against Germany) and would also have presented an opportunity to definitively refute the BBC documentary," she told reporters in the capital on Monday.

Source: AFP