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Ukraine one step closer to UEFA Euro 2012

15. September 2009 by Gregg 0 Comments

It was confirmed today that Ukraine’s readiness level for the Euro 2012 Soccer event has been raised from Red (the lowest and most unready state) to Orange. This represents a significant victory for Ukraine, which will be co-hosting the events with Poland, as the financial crisis and government bureaucracy have threatened to halt the plans overhaul the country’s infrastructure to accommodate the massive influx of people that the Championship games will bring.

Poland, although itself a smaller country, will not require the large amounts of road, arena and hotel construction that Ukraine will require although new Stadiums will be constructed in Wroclaw, Gdansk and Warsaw and many areas will be renovated.

It was initially worried that Ukraine would not be ready for the December deadline, when the UEFA would be picking the stadiums to participate, and that the whole event would be moved entirely to Poland but thanks to the efforts of many Politicians including Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky, celebrities and fellow sportsmen such as Vitali Klitschko and a sizable loan from the International Monetary Fund it looks as though Euro 2012 will be moving ahead with Ukraine as a co-host.