Euro 2012 will take place in four Polish and four Ukrainian cities with the final match in Kiev – decided UEFA Executive Committee, which finishes deliberations on the Portuguese island, Madera. Recent decisions of the government, which granted additional means for preparations and approved financial plan, decided about such division – admitted Michael Platini. – It’s victory of Ukraine – said, with relief, the Prime Minister Julia Tymoszenko at a special press conference. – I’m happy that the championships will take place in all four Ukrainian cities! Likewise most of […]
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UEFA decided to organize Euro 2012 in eight cities. Poland and Ukraine applied for expanding the list of host-cities to 10-12. The decision of UEFA can mean that the European Championships will pass over Chorzow and Krakow. – We have reached an agreement with Poland – said the head of Ukrainian football Hryhorij Surkis – Euro will be held in four Polish cities and four Ukrainian ones. The final list of the city-hosts will have been prepared by UEFA by May. Michal Listkiewicz the former head of PZPN (Polish National […]
UEFA gives an ultimatum. Stadiums in Warsaw and Kiev have to come into being. Otherwise, we will lose championships. There is no plan “B” for Warsaw and Kiev. If the stadium are not built in these cities on time, the Europe championships will be taken away by Germany or Russia. – UEFA does not imagine the situation in which Euro 2012 would not take place in the capitals of Poland and Ukraine – Warsaw and Kiev’ says Michael Listkiewicz, the chairman of the Polish Football Association. Michel Platini has already […]
The demolition of „Trojickyj” Shopping Centre near the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, which will be the main Euro 2012 arena, took only one week. In Monday, according to lack of money, the work stopped – announced the newspaper “Sport-ekspres na Ukrainie” in Tuesday. – If the demolition of the center has been really stopped, this can finally damage all our hopes (connected with organization of Euro 2012 by Ukraine) – said the chairman of the Ukrainian Federation of Football, quoted by the newspaper, Hryhorij Surkis.
The prime minister of Ukraine Julia Tymoszenko announced on Wednesday, that the Shopping Centre „Trojickyj” near the Olympic Stadium in Kiev will be pulled down, and the stadium will be ready to host the final match of Euro 2012. – The building (of the shopping centre) will be pulled down. The Olympic Stadium will be modernized in time in order to organize Euro 2012 there – said Tymoszenko on the press conference. According to the vice-prime minister Iwan Wasiunyk, the modernization of the Olympic Stadium should be finished in 2010. […]
Ukrainian paper “Gazeta 24” alarms: Poland wants to take the Ukrainian part of Euro! UEFA does not believe Ukraine can succeed. Poland gets ready for organizing the EURO 2012 final match, says the news.ru portal, referring to the article in “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Więcej Euro a Polsce, a nawet całe?” (more Euro in Poland, maybe whole?). We informed there that UEFA considers organizing two and not three matches of three groups, both semifinals and final in Poland, not in Kiev. Even Hryhorij Surkis, chief of Ukrainian Football Association, who rarely comments […]
Poland is ready to help Ukraine, if the one won’t be in time with preparations for final championships of the football European championships in 2012 – on Thursday an Ukrainian newspaper wrote in “Siegodnia”, citing the statement of the Polish minister of sport, Mirosław Drzewiecki. – Theoretically everything is possible, although today it is (defeat of Ukrainian preparations for ME 2012 – PAP) unlikely, improbable. But if something happens, we are ready to think about different plans – a, quoted by the daily newspaper, being responsibility of the richest Ukrainian, […]
Poles and Ukrainians have serious technical problems, but Italians can relieve them and take over duties of the organizer of Euro 2012 at any time- we read in today’s edition of the “Dziennik”. These words were said by Giancarlo Abete, chairman of FIGC (Italian Football Federation). After Wednesday’s match of Ukraine with Italy Abete announced:- Problems of Poland and Ukraine are well-known for us. We are constantly outdistancing them because we do not count on politicians but we do our job- we build stadiums, develop infrastructure. If UEFA appreciates our […]