“Germans have been negotiating with the UEFA to take over the Euro 2012 organization from the Ukraine”, said Franz Beckenbauer to Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Beckenbauer, FIFA and the German Football Coalition vice-president admitted that the Ukraine’s troubles with organizing the tournament, due to the global economic crisis and the political turmoil in the Ukraine have forced UEFA to come out with a plan B. „It is not a mystery that we have been running talks in Zurich concerning our actions in case the Ukraine does not meet the deadlines. One such […]
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The president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini warned again Poland and Ukraine on Wednesday that should one of these two countries not build a stadium in its capital, both will lose the right to organize the Europe championships in 2012. Platini, was is staying in Sofia, stressed that the championships will not be transferred to only one of the two countries in case the other is not ready to host them. ”There will be no championships there if the Ukraine fails to build the stadium […]
In Gdansk the company to complete the first stage of groundwork at the construction of the Euro 2012 stadium was chosen. The works are to set off in December 2008 and last for six months. The Tender Commission of the company BIEG 2012, after a detailed analysis of the provided documents, chose the contractor to execute the groundwork and land reclamation works. Among the seven offers, the most advantageous one turned out to be that of the Wakoz company, informed the spokesman of the supervising company at the Gdansk stadium […]
The Polish and Ukrainian national football associations’ presidents, Grzegorz Lato and Hrihoryi Surkis, argued on Friday in Kiev that these two countries would meet the Euro 2012 deadlines. „I am fully convinced that the Ukraine will be on time and that we will be on time” said Lato after a joint press conference with Surkis. The head of the Polish Football Association visited Ukraine as the first country after his election to the position. „I am making my first steps here (as the PFA president) and the visit (to Ukraine) […]
UEFA left us the right to organize Euro 2012 – emphasize the Saturday Ukrainian newspapers after the session of the Executive Committee of the European Football Association that took place in Bordeaux. They decided that Poland and Ukraine would host the event. “There really were reasons to worry about. Practically, during the whole past year the preparations for Euro 2012 have not gone ahead: great plans stopped on the paper only. The event did not sleep as well – Italy, Germany one after another declared that they are even now […]
Former Poland forward Grzegorz Lato was voted president of the Polish FA (PZPN) on Thursday in an election called to avoid FIFA sanctions and the potential loss of the country’s right to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine. Lato, top scorer at the 1974 World Cup, took 57 of 112 votes to win outright in the first round. He beat FA secretary-general Zdzislaw Krecina and government favourite Zbigniew Boniek, another ex-Poland forward, who got 36 and 19 votes respectively. Lato said a successful Euro 2012 was one of his main goals […]
Not Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Chorzów or Wroclaw but Cracow has turned out the best in the newest report of UEFA committee that estimates the preparations of Poland for Euro 2012. Barbra Janik, the manager of Cracovian office of Euro matters assures that Cracow left behind the remaining five cities. However, the distance is increasing. The journal “Polska” got fragments from the newest report of UEFA. Cracow can be praised, because despite several restrictions from Platini experts, the city was showed as the example to be followed. UEFA, when estimating the […]
‘We can sleep calmly’ – says Michal Listkiewicz. ‘They will not take away Euro from us” – added Mirosław Drzewiecki, the minister of sport. Both of them were right. Now, during the debates in Bordeaus, The Executive Committee of UEFA confirmed that the Europe championship will be organized in 2012 by Poland and Ukraine. The fact that we have Euro has been confirmed today by the Executive Committee of UEFA in Bordeaux. However, the activists warned that both countries has to accelerate preparatory works.
Not everyone liked the UEFA’s decision of leaving the organization of the European football championships in 2012 for Poland and Ukraine. The Germans had the most grudges, but this shouldn’t came as a surprise to anybody as it’s widely known that our western neighbors wanted to take over the event most. According to the daily “Die Welt”, UEFA president Michel Platini gave Poland and Ukraine “a yellow card and a warning” but he is endangered himself by “a red card” and the European Championships are endangered by a fiasco.
Hard times came to Polish football. The UEFA, that once again threatened Poland to take away the organization of Euro 2012, is fed up with the fights between the Minister of Sport and the Polish Soccer Association. FIFA lost patience as well, warning about the possibility of excluding Poland from the World Championship eliminations. The UEFA communication director, William Gaillard says: ‘In the document certifying the organization of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine there is a clause stating that both football federations have good relations with its governments. In […]