200 days before the beginning of the European Football Championship UEFA sees progress in Ukraine in preparations and has no significant objections to the preparations – said Markiyan Lubkivskyi, director of the Organizing Committee of the Euro 2012 at a press conference in Kiev. ‘We will do everything to make next year’s tournament the best event’ – he stressed. The greatest achievement of the past hundred days, mentioned by Łubikowski, is completion of stadiums in Kiev and Lviv. At these stadiums first matches have already been played. – They have […]
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UEFA is delighted with the progress of Ukraine in preparations to organize the European football championships in 2012 in recent months – assessed on Wednesday in Kiev, Martin Kallen, UEFA chief executive for Euro 2012. – Now, the situation looks good, works are being made, so we are pleased with the progress made by Ukraine – said Kallen at the press conference. When asked by journalists how he assess the level of preparations in Poland and Ukraine Kallen said that “it is equal.” He also pointed out that the Ukrainians […]
GENEVA — UEFA president Michel Platini will visit Poland and Ukraine in July to check on their preparations for co-hosting the 2012 European Championship. The two countries have to intensify their efforts over the next few months in order to meet UEFA’s requirements, Platini told a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday. But “there is no Plan B,” he said, referring to possible alternative venues in case the former eastern bloc states fail to put in place the necessary infrastructure to host the event. UEFA spokesman William Gaillard said Platini […]
Security preparations for Euro 2012 football championship, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine, are progressing according to the schedule, Polish deputy Interior Minister Michal Deskur said on Thursday. Deskur recalled that the Interior Ministry and its services have been preparing for the tournament for several years. ” Complete readiness should be confirmed in mid-May, about three weeks before the first match,” he added. Three organisational areas are of key significance to the tournament: security, transport and servicing the guests, the deputy minister explained. Referring to his cooperation with Ukrainian authorities he […]
David Taylor, the UEFA chief executive, assessed the progress of works of Ukraine for Euro 2012 in 80%. Taylor said on Wednesday in Kiev: “The main problem? In view of the fact that I represents the football side, it is important for me to finish the construction of the stadiums in Kiev and Lviv”. As Taylor pointed out the another issues are airports of the host cities and infrastructure. Ukraine has already prepared two stadiums – in Kharkiv and Donetsk. The Stadium in Kiev is now being modernized and in […]
Dnipropetrovsk- the financial centre of Ukraine- will welcome footballers and football fans during Euro 2012 in a new built Dnipro Stadium. At present in progress are works on realization of a building project of stadium, and according to plan its building is expected to be finished in 2008. The stadium is expected to hold in the stand over 31 thousand people. During the European Football Championships- according to official offer of Poland and Ukraine some group matches are expected to be played in Dnipropetrovsk. Central Stadium in Odessa was built […]
All the Polish parties involved in organising UEFA EURO 2012 met in Warsaw and spoke positively of the state of preparations for a tournament that can help drive the country forward. “There is no risk that we will delay any of the important EURO investments. Everything is going fine, including the construction of the stadiums – the four Polish stadiums will be ready on time, in the summer of 2011.” That was the message from Adam Giersz, Polish minister for sport and tourism during a special meeting of all the […]
Preparations for the Euro 2012 football tournament in Poland and Ukraine are well on track, the ruling body UEFA said on Friday with nine days left until the qualifying group draw. The February 7 draw in Warsaw is the first big event around the tournament which created various problems in the early stages after the two Eastern European nations were elected hosts in 2007. ‘Preparations for Euro 2012 are going well,’ UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino told the body’s website after an executive board meeting on Thursday in Malta.
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.
The Ukrainian war between the president, prime minister and parliament and Euro 2012 in the background is gaining in strength. Viktor Yushchenko has once again refused to sign the law on the preparations for the tournament, and thus he blocked the payment of the money. Local authorities throw down their arms and state that without government support there will not be a cup-final in Kiev. The Government of Ukraine, which bears the results of the economic crisis is seeking money wherever to save the Euro 2012. There are not so […]