Some participants of the EURO 2012 have already announced the amount of bonus for their players. Germany, one of the favorites, offers € 7 million (to be divided) for winning. We cannot such bonus because the Polish Football Association have less money than DFB, however, we will not complain, anyway. If they managed to (somehow) get the gold medal, they would get € 3-4 million to be divided between the members of the team. This is a little more than the promised bonuses for winning the EURO 2008. Then, the […]
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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 […]
‘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.
Amid fears the Euro 2012 finals were in jeopardy, UEFA has granted tentative approval for Poland and Ukraine to maintain hosting rights for what is one of world soccer’s most important events. Despite the backing, UEFA warned the joint hosts to speed up their preparations, insisting the hosting deal could still be annulled, sources from European soccer’s governing body said Friday. Poland and Ukraine were given the reprieve after UEFA’s executive committee met in Bordeaux to discuss a progress report on preparations for the tournament.
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 […]
The euphoria which gripped Ukraine and Poland on April 18, 2007 after winning the right to host Europe’s football championship, EURO 2012, has come to nothing. A year after the triumphal hugs and kisses, the two countries’ preparations have progressed so poorly that Football Federation of Ukraine President Hryhoriy Surkis, and Football Federation of Poland President Michal Listkiewicz had to explain the situation in detail to the Union of European Football Association’s executive committee in last March. The National Agency to Prepare and Host EURO 2012 was established to coordinate […]
A match-fixing scandal and a complacent attitude towards construction may undermine Poland’s ability to co-host Euro 2012 There is a rumour going around that Poland-Ukraine was awarded the rights to host Euro 2012 only by embittered Lennart Johansson acolytes looking to screw up Michel Platini’s reign. It is, almost certainly, nothing more than mischief-making, and yet there was a strange pause as Platini opened the envelope that could, with hindsight, be construed as horror. On that momentous day in Cardiff, west seemed to offer an arm to east and talk […]
Poland and Ukraine have been warned by governing body Uefa to speed up their preparations for Euro 2012. There have been concerns that political change in both countries has affected projects such as stadiums and roads. “The next four to six months will be crucial to avoid any critical slippage in infrastructure projects,” said Uefa president Michel Platini. Uefa general secretary David Taylor added: “There has been progress, but it needs to be accelerated.” Platini made the statement after a two-day meeting of Uefa’s executive committee in Zagreb which reviewed […]
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 […]
Euro 2012 in danger. Warsaw and Gdansk will not manage to build the stadiums in time. Without the special act we won’t prepare the championship on time. – UEFA can’t take us the Euro back – warns the chairman of PZPN, Michał Listkiewicz. As we know, no national stadium will have been built in Warsaw by 2010, although European football authorities demand it – we have to renegotiate the contract. We will ask UEFA to let us complete construction a year before the first match – admitted the Minister of […]