While meeting Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in Kiev, UEFA President Michel Platini gave three months to co-hosts Poland and Ukraine to show they will have the proper infrastructure ready on time.
Platini said last weekend that
"You have three months to work together to give
"We had some questions to ask you because not everything was exactly clear concerning many things in
"You have answered straight away, and madame prime minister has also answered."
Both Yushchenko and Tymoshenko pledged to step up efforts.
"We will do everything, even the impossible, so that there will be a fantastic celebration for the entire world," Tymoshenko said at her meeting with Platini.
Ex-Communist Poland and former Soviet Ukraine face a colossal task in upgrading stadiums, building hotels and overhauling infrastructure including roads and airports if they want to stage their biggest event yet.
Both had immediate problems with stadiums in their capital cities which highlighted the problems the countries face.
After agreeing compensation to the centre's developer, demolition of the centre was begun just days ago. However, an architect is yet to be found for the stadium's renovation after the sports ministry ended talks with a
Date created : 2008-07-04