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UEFA issues EURO 2012 wake-up call

Latest update : 2008-03-28

Michel Platini, head of Europe's football governing body UEFA, expressed concern about the state of preparations for EURO 2012. Platini pointed to slow progress in building the infrastructure for the event, to be jointly held by Poland and Ukraine.

European governing body UEFA are concerned about the state of preparations for Euro 2012 which is to be jointly held by Ukraine and Poland, the organisation's chief Michel Platini has said.

"We have tried to give them a wake-up call and we will see how things are progressing in a few months time after June," he told La Repubblica newspaper.

The French footballing legend has already issued a warning to both countries at the end of January over a lack of progress and told them that they had to avoid falling behind in building the necessary infrastructure.

Amid fears that they will be unable to build on time the new stadiums, motorways and rail network it needs to host the championship, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in February announced an extra 100 million euros (158 million dollars) in financing.

Date created : 2008-03-28

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