UEFA delegation arrives in Ukraine to check Euro 2012 preparations

21:18, April 07, 2010      

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A UEFA delegation arrived in the Ukrainian western city of Lviv Wednesday on a two-day visit to check the country's preparations for the Euro 2012 European Football Championship's finals.

According to the press service of the Ukrainian Football Federation, the delegation led by Platini will travel to the proposed Euro 2012 host cities - Lviv, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kiev.

The UEFA representatives will visit the stadiums where football matches are to take place.

The delegation also includes UEFA Vice President Marios Lefkaritis and other UEFA officials.

Preparations in Ukraine have fallen five months behind schedule with particular problems in Kiev, which is due to stage the final, and the city of Lviv, where serious delays have restricted construction work on the stadium.

Last month, Platini made a direct appeal to the heads of Poland and Ukraine's football federations, demanding they step up their efforts to ensure everything is ready for Euro 2012.

The Euro 2012 event will be co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland. The Ukrainian part of the event will take place in Lviv, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kiev.

Source: Xinhua


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