Michel Platini, the President of UEFA, praised Poland and Ukraine for the way they prepare for the championships, which are to be held on June 8. He added that the tournament would be the economic incentive for both countries in times of financial crisis. Platini said that the Euro 2012 would be a “great festival of football and would open up many opportunities for sport in its difficult time”. He also added that he was impressed by the efforts the inhabitants of both countries had put in preparation of the […]
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The head of UEFA Michel Platini did not rule out the possibility of deprivation Ukraine of hosting EURO 2012, which is to be organized together with Poland, if Ukraine fails to catch up with the preparations until the end of the year. Such an opinion was expressed in an interview with French sports daily L’Equipe.” – The decision will be made at the beginning of December during the meeting of ourr (UEFA) Executive Committee in Madeira. December is the deadline. Now there is a fight with time, but at this […]
There are no large problems in Poland – said Michel Platini, who came with 2 days long business trip to Poland. – Poland and Ukraine have to continue their efforts. Six to eight cities, that will organise championship, are going to be chosen on 13 May- he said. One of factors deciding which city is chosen are contracts with hotels for so called UEFA family, that means campaigners, referees, sponsors, etc. rooms. Along with UEFA delegation in Poland, there appeared a lot of speculation about particular cities chances in race […]
It was the first time for the head of UEFA – Michel Platini to admit that Poland can organize Euro 2012 itself – Kiev should this city be late with building the stadium than such an option is plausible – quotes „Dziennik” Image experts who drop in the seat of UEFA now and than, spread their arms helplessly seeing Platini. Unfastened shirt, loose tie, and haircut right from the 80’s. Platini himself suggests not to care about his image yet he creates himself for a man who wants to have […]
UEFA President Michel Platini has urged the international community on Thursday to help Poland and Ukraine in their preparations for the Euro 2012. Poland and Ukraine need support of international community – quotes the National News Agency of Ukraine “Ukrinform”. In the last few months German and Italian media speculated about taking the preparation of EURO 2012 away from Poland and Ukraine. According to western press former communist countries will not manage such a huge project. Italians, who lost the battle to organize this event, were first to criticize. Platini, […]
As UEFA president Michel Platini warns Ukraine that time is running out to complete its Euro 2012 preparations, the co-hosts announced today the opening date for the much-delayed Lviv stadium. Lviv city authorities confirmed it will open next August, reports BSANNA News. Two major football matches would be held in the 33,400-capacity venue before the Euro 2012 competition that is also being staged in Poland. The new-build venue was one of UEFA’s chief concerns earlier this year, along with the rebuild of Kiev’s stadium. Construction of the stadium started in […]
UEFA president Michel Platini has announced that he is pleased with Poland’s progress towards hosting the for coming UEFA EURO 2012™. Platini believes that the UEFA EURO 2012™ organizing committee is operating successfully and the whole process of preparing the tournament is under control – such conclusions were reached by UEFA officials who have been following the situation in Poland to date. “Preparations for UEFA EURO 2012™ in Poland are being realized according to schedule, but the situation in Ukraine is quite complex,” stated Platini after meeting the President of […]
The head of UEFA – Michel Platini – declared on Thursday that he is not worried about the stage of preparations for the European Championships in 2012, yet he added that Poland and Ukraine “should do more”. – We are sure for 100 per cent but we need 120 – said the head of UEFA on Suisse-Romande (RSR) air. Platini repeated that Poland and Ukraine have to guarantee that the stadiums in Warsaw and Kiev will be ready on time. He warned that organization of Euro 2012 without the capitals […]
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 […]
Decision, if Ukraine will be able to organize Euro 2012 with Poland, will be made in September. Michel Platini, the chairman of the UEFA was talking about this in Florence. According to his words, the organization of the tournament by Poland is not threatened. During the talk with journalists Platini has announced, that the progress of preparations to Euro 2012 in both countries is not bad.