The Poland-Ukraine World Cup qualifying game at the National Stadium in Warsaw provided an opportunity for both nations to celebrate the legacy of Euro 2012 through anti-racism and pro-diversity activities organized by the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association. Thousands of fans and hundreds of journalists received Polish and Ukrainian-language leaflets with information about anti-racist activities run by ‘NEVER AGAIN’ and the FARE network. An anti-discrimination manifesto was read out on the stadium tannoy shortly before kick-off and a video reminding of the Euro 2012 ‘Respect Diversity’ message was shown on the big […]
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In the second match in Group D, Ukraine, the co-host of European Championships will play in the stadium in Kiev against the Swedish team. It is both Poles and Ukrainian ambition to advance from their group. Although Ukraine is one of the strong teams, they will have to measure their strength with much more stronger rivals than our national team. Their first challenge will be the team of Sweden and their leader Zlatan Ibrahimovic will surely want them to achieve a major success. According to bookmakers, Ukraine has a slight […]
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 […]
Ukraine and Poland will duly prepare for hosting the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Football Championship in 2012, said UEFA President Michel Platini. “We have been in intense preparations for the Euro 2012. There have been some difficulties, but everything will be good at the 2012 European Championship in Ukraine and Poland. We had asked for stadiums to be ready two years before the tournament, but this is not always possible. This is very hard work. Everything will be done on time,” he told a press conference in […]
Information agency “Tavria News” conducted a public opinion poll during 90 days by voting online. The main questing was “Do we really need EURO 2012 in Ukraine? Poll results clearly demonstrate the relationship of Kherson people (as part of Ukrainian society) to this event. Out of the 500 voters: – Answered affirmatively, only 37.2% of respondents; – Consider it necessary, not holding EURO 52.9% of respondents; – And only 9.9% of respondents answered that they do not care at all What conclusions can be made out of such data? Ukrainians […]
Before the start of the European Championship to be held next summer in Ukraine and Poland, the Ukrainian national team will play a friendly match against Estonia. The game is scheduled for June 5 and will be held in Austria or Germany, according to 2012ua.net. Thus, the schedule of test match team Oleg Blokhin is now fully known until the beginning of the final tournament of Euro 2012. This year, the Ukrainians will play: in Kharkov, with Sweden (August 10) and Uruguay (September 2) in Sofia and Bulgaria (October 7) […]
According to the Euro 2012 Director Martin Cullen, Ukraine has undergone significant changes during preparations for the European Football Championship. UEFA official has expressed the view that the Euro modernizes the country. Asked about what has changed, Martin Cullen said: “Of course, there are many variations. Look at the roads that are radically changing, especially in hosting cities. EURO 2012 mobilizes each city and induces the emergence of new airports. If you go to other cities in Ukraine – there is real difference in favor of the four host cities. […]
Platini has made it clear that UEFA’s decision to award Euro 2012 to Poland and Ukraine was far from a safe bet… The focus of the football world is at the African Nations Cup at the moment and will be shifted to the 2010 World Cup come June, but UEFA president Michel Platini is already thinking about Euro 2012. The tournament will be co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine, and both nations have been criticised more than once for the slow progress in infrastructure improvements and stadium construction projects.
Where even soccer is politics, infrastructure improvements have fallen behind. KIEV — In Ukraine, soccer is simply politics pursued through other means. The vicious and sometimes petty power struggle at the highest reaches of the country’s government has spilled over to its sports fields. Two years ago, UEFA, Europe’s governing soccer body, awarded Ukraine and its Slavic neighbor Poland the prestigious designation as co-hosts of the European soccer championships in 2012. The European championship, held every four years, is the largest international soccer tournament after the World Cup and one […]
Kyiv authority are planning to settle poor foreigners – the guests of Euro-2012 – in hoses on water near the Park Druzhby Narodov, near the Moscow bridge. A few hundreds of hoses are planned to place on pontoon bridges and be moored, Delovaya stolitsa newspaper reports with reference to director of commercial enterprise Khozkomobsluzhyvanie Alexander Diachenko. Every house will consist of 1 room for 4 people with bathroom unit, hot and cold water supply, TV set. The enterprise is going to make power line or equip wind energy device. The […]