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Ukraine and Poland to co-host Euro 2012

4. August 2009 by Gregg 0 Comments

The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (that’s Soccer to Americans!) is going to be co-hosted by Poland and the Ukraine. The championship tournament, which happens every four years, as a tradition that stretches back to 1960 and is held on even-numbered years in between World Cup tournaments.

 

The matches are an enormous draw for the participating countries, and especially for the host Country, as people from around the world will come to watch the games and support their home teams. In 2012, Poland and Ukraine will co-host the games after campaigning together due to the cost and the preparation involved for two small Eastern European countries and both have been in the process of building several new stadiums and upgrading the airports and infrastructures of the hosting cities to handle the mass influx of people and spectators.

 

Grigoriy Surkis, the president of the Football Federation of Ukraine, said: "Ukraine and Poland now have this chance to show our best. It's a decision made in accordance with the policy of solidarity in UEFA. We are approximately 85 million people, we are neighbours and there are more than 200 million people in the nations neighbouring us. It is a great audience."

 

The two neighbor countries seem right on-track in their preparations for this huge and exciting event.

 

For more information visit: http://www.uefa.com/competitions/euro2012/index.html