All other stadiums for the Euro 2012 were constructed under pressure, apart from the stadium in Donetsk, whose construction was financed by the Ukrainian oligarch – Rinat Akhmetov. “Donbass Arena” is certainly the most modern sports facility in Eastern Europe, on which the Akhmetov – Shakhtar club plays its matches. Donbas-Arena was designed by ArupSport company, which had accomplished such prestigious projects as the City of Manchester Stadium, the Allianz Arena in Munich and the National Stadium in Beijing. Construction began on 27 March 2006 as it had not been […]
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Donetsk authorities at the time of Euro 2012 plan to throw homeless people out of the city in a special tent camp. Director of the Donetsk City shelter for homeless Mykola Fedoruk says that guests of the European Championship should not meet with local homeless people. “There will come a lot of people who will see the homeless somewhere in the garbage cans to dig. It’s embarrassing, uncomfortable and not good for us.’s Why we came up with an initiative before the mayor to create some conditions at least for […]
The Ukrainian cities of Kiev and Donetsk are guaranteed to be chosen as hosts for the 2012 European soccer championship and three others discover on Wednesday if they will join them. UEFA’s Executive Committee meets in Bucharest this week to chose the venues for the tournament being co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland. The cities of Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Odessa all hope to be chosen although the latter two are on Ukraine’s reserve list of venues. Odessa, a port and resort town on the Black Sea Coast, is unlikely to […]
The UEFA Euro 2012 semi-final matches in Donetsk and Warsaw will see the captains of the national teams of Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy reaffirm their stance against racism as the semi-final matches tonight (27 June) and tomorrow (28 June) see the culmination of the Respect Diversity – Football Unites campaign at Euro 2012. Football supporters will be a part of the campaign, by joining the fan choreographies organised in the stands at both stadiums and which will see the word RESPECT and the national team flags appear just minutes […]
Those who had expected a hit, must be disappointed. After a weak game in Donetsk the French achieved a draw against England scoring 1:1 and it is difficult to believe, that those teams will be able to reach the European championships semifinal. If somebody considered the French medal candidates, after the yesterday’s match he knows that he was wrong. The coach Laurent Blanc was right while asking after eliminations not to expect wonders from him. There were moments when his players didn’t seem to be a football team at all. […]
France are eager and ready to erase the memories of their dismal World Cup campaign two years ago according to Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
New head coach Laurent Blanc has turned Les Bleus around since his appointment, with France final…
England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed his 23-man squad for Euro 2012, with the Three Lions 10/1 with bookmaker to be crowned champions for the first time.
Birmingham City youngster Jack Butland is the third goalkeeper included in the party, acting as b…
Rio Ferdinand, former England’s national team captain, defender of Manchester United, wasn’t nominated to the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine roster. On Wednesday, the head coach Roy Hodgson announced the names of 23 squad players. According to British Isles media speculations, Hodgson should have selected for Euro 2012 roster only one player from the pair John Terry (Chelsea London) – Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United). The reason should have been a conflict between both players, an aftermath of events from October 23, 2011. During a league match, defender of […]
New head coach Roy Hodgson, whose side are 9/1 with bookmaker to win Euro 2012, has warned fans not to expect too much from England in this summer’s European Championships.
Hodgson has been charged with trying to help the Three Lions to a first-ever maj…
In Ukraine we still didn’t manage to sell 50 thousand Euro 2012 tickets – UEFA informed on Monday, adding that not only high accommodation costs are to blamed for this situation. In Poland there are almost no tickets for matches available. – In Poland we are basically sold out. In Ukraine we still have around 50 thousand tickets, confirmed Pedro Correia, a UEFA official, responsible for all ticket-related issues. – It’s no secret that demand was far higher in Poland than in Ukraine, he added. Euro 2012 kicks off on […]