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Politicians Say Ukraine on Track to Host Euro 2012

24. November 2009 by Admin 0 Comments

Reports say that Ukraine is still on track to be confirmed as the co-host (with Poland) for the UEFA Euro 2012 cup. Concerns about having adequate infrastructure to support hosting such a large-scale event and the upcoming presidential elections have worried the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).


UEFA's Executive Committee will study "technical reports" before deciding which Ukrainian cities have met the hosting standards. UEFA will decide on December 11 at its executive committee meeting whether Ukraine's cities can host matches.


Ukraine's Vice-Premier Ivan Vasiunyk and President of the Football Federation of Ukraine Hryhoriy Surkis presented a report on the progress of Ukraine's preparations for hosting the Euro 2012 at a meeting of the UEFA Supervisory Board in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday.


Ukraine pole vaulting legend Sergei Bubka, who is part of the organizing committee, is confident that the country still on track in the four cities it will host games in. The final for the Euro 2012 is scheduled to be played in Kiev.


Hosting the Euro 2012 cup could be an economic boost for Ukraine's economy and upgrade its infrastructure.