The Polish and Ukrainian national football associations’ presidents, Grzegorz Lato and Hrihoryi Surkis, argued on Friday in Kiev that these two countries would meet the Euro 2012 deadlines. „I am fully convinced that the Ukraine will be on time and that we will be on time” said Lato after a joint press conference with Surkis. The head of the Polish Football Association visited Ukraine as the first country after his election to the position. „I am making my first steps here (as the PFA president) and the visit (to Ukraine) […]
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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 […]
The official logo, visual identity and slogan for UEFA EURO 2012™ have been unveiled at a special event in Kyiv’s Mykhailivska Square with co-hosts Ukraine and Poland looking forward to ‘Creating History Together’. Star guests Polish Football Association President Grzegorz Lato, his Football Federation of Ukraine counterpart Grigoriy Surkis and UEFA President Michel Platini officially unwrapped the logo as the highlight of the launch proceedings. The ceremony was attended by the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, representatives from the eight host cities – Gdansk, Warsaw, […]
The Ukrainian cities of Kiev and Donetsk are guaranteed to be chosen as hosts for the 2012 European soccer championship and three others discover on Wednesday if they will join them. UEFA’s Executive Committee meets in Bucharest this week to chose the venues for the tournament being co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland. The cities of Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Odessa all hope to be chosen although the latter two are on Ukraine’s reserve list of venues. Odessa, a port and resort town on the Black Sea Coast, is unlikely to […]
Uefa will announce the list of host cities for Euro 2012 next week and everyone wants to keep hold of their slice of the financial pie. These are a big few days for Ukrainian football. On Thursday, they will find out who will be their first representatives in a European final for 23 years, as Shakhtar Donetsk host Dynamo Kyiv in the second leg of their Uefa Cup semi-final, a 1-1 first-leg draw having seemingly handed Shakhtar the initiative, even if they were second best for much of the game. […]
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 […]
The Mayor of Lvov Andrey Sadovyi expressed his happiness this Wednesday with the preparations his city has been making towards Euro 2012. He informed that the preparatory works before the construction of the stadium started a few days before and that a company to modernize the city airport would be hired in the next few days. Sadovyi’s critics, on the contrary, claim that the situation with the stadium has not been properly dealt with. The problem concerns especially the financial side of the construction and the conflicts about the ownership […]
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 […]
‘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.
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.