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Ukraine Moves To World Cup Quarterfinals

Switzerland's Lidovik Magnin (left) vies with Andriy Voronin from Ukraine during the June 26 match (epa) June 27, 2006 -- Ukrainians are celebrating after the Ukrainian soccer team beat Switzerland to advance to the final eight teams of the World Cup in Germany.

The Ukrainians downed the Swiss 3-0 in a penalty shootout after the two sides had remained locked in an 0-0 tie after 120 minutes of regulation and extra time on the evening of June 26 in Cologne.

Oleg Gusev made the deciding penalty to send Ukraine on to a quarterfinal clash against Italy on June 30 in Hamburg. Ukrainian superstar Andriy Shevchenko missed his penalty-kick attempt.

Italy earlier on June 26 beat Australia on an injury-time penalty kick by Francesco Totti.

In second-round matches on June 27, Brazil takes on Ghana in Dortmund and France battles Spain in Hanover.

(compiled from agency reports)

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