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Encyclopedia > UEFA Euro 2012
UEFA Euro 2012
Tournament details
Host nations  Poland /  Ukraine
Dates June 9 - July 1
Teams 16 (from TBA associations)
Venues (in 8 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches 32


The UEFA Euro 2012, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, will be the 14th European Championship for national football teams sanctioned by UEFA. Poland and Ukraine will be the host nations of the final tournament, scheduled for the summer of 2012, following the election of their joint-bid by UEFA's Executive Committee, on April 18, 2007, in Cardiff, Wales. This bid defeated the other shortlisted bids from Italy and Croatia/Hungary, becoming the third successful joint-bid for the European Championship, after those of Belgium/Netherlands, for Euro 2000, and Austria/Switzerland for Euro 2008. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Sport from childhood. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football... This is a list of the mens national football (soccer) teams in the world. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... The 2000 UEFA UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Championship, which is held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008, will take place in Austria and Switzerland, from 7 June to 29 June 2008. ...


The Polish-Ukrainian hosting is seen as a way of shifting the focus towards regions and nations of central and eastern Europe, whose population demonstrates a strong feeling for football, but are less developed in terms of the quality of the local leagues and football infrastructure, when compared with western Europe. Apart from Chorzów, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk, the host cities are all popular tourist destinations however it is unclear if they have sufficient experience in accommodating large numbers of visitors for extended stays, and the existing transportation infrastructure within and between both countries is inadequate to allow a rapid flow of people between the venues. In order to improve this situation, the bid plans the expansion and modernization of roads and highways (e.g. Poland's southwest–southeast A4 highway [1]). The obligatory improvement of the football infrastructure includes the building of the new Shakhtar Stadium in Donetsk, which fits the 5-star UEFA criteria, and the near-completed 31,000-seat Dnipro Stadium in Dnipropetrovsk. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government UrzÄ…d Miasta Chorzów Mayor Marek Kopel Area 33,5 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 117 430 - 2856/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°18 N 18°57 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SH Twin towns - Municipal Website Chorzów... Location Map of Ukraine with Dnipropetrovsk highlighted. ... For Donetsk in Russia, see Donetsk, Russia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Route of the A4, in relation to other motorways The A4 highway in Poland is a motorway which, when completed, will run from west to east through southern Poland, from the Polish-German border in Zgorzelec (connecting to the German A4 autobahn), through WrocÅ‚aw, Katowice / Metropolis Katowice, Kraków... Shakhtar Stadium is a football-only stadium in Donetsk, Ukraine, currently under construction. ... For Donetsk in Russia, see Donetsk, Russia. ... The UEFA Stadia List is a ranking of football stadia compiled by UEFAs Stadia and Security Committee. ... Dnipro Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine that is currently under construction. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Dnipropetrovsk highlighted. ...

Euro 2012 match venues.

Contents

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Venues

Poland

City Stadium Capacity(*) Host Club Host Matches
Warsaw National Stadium 55,000 Poland Opening Match, two other Group Matches, Quarter-Final and Semi-Final
Poznań Municipal Stadium 40-45,000 Lech Poznań 3 Group Matches
Wrocław Stadium in Maślice 50,000 Śląsk Wrocław 3 Group Matches
Gdańsk Baltic Arena 44,000 Lechia Gdańsk 3 Group Matches and Quarter-Final
Chorzów Silesia Stadium 60,000 Poland reserve
Kraków Wisła Stadium 20,346 Wisła Kraków reserve

(*) Capacity is stated as expected upon completion of construction or reconstruction (year 2012) [4]. Image File history File links POL_Warszawa_COA_1. ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... Preliminary artists conception of the new National Stadium in Warsaw The National Stadium is a planned football (soccer) stadium, which will be built in Warsaw, Poland, on the site of the present-day dilapidated stadium Stadion DziesiÄ™ciolecia, whose grounds are currently used for the largest bazaar in Europe. ... Image File history File links POL_PoznaÅ„_COA.svg‎ pl: Herb PoznaÅ„ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): PoznaÅ„ PoznaÅ„-Stare Miasto PoznaÅ„-Nowe Miasto PoznaÅ„-Jeżyce PoznaÅ„-Grunwald PoznaÅ„-Wilda Coat of arms of Pozna... Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina PoznaÅ„ Established 8th century City Rights 1253 Government  - Mayor Ryszard Grobelny Area  - City 261. ... Stadion Miejski is a multi-use stadium in PoznaÅ„, Poland. ... City Stadion in PoznaÅ„ City Stadion in Poznan during renovation How the completed stadium will look Lech PoznaÅ„ is a Polish football club based in PoznaÅ„, Poland. ... Image File history File links Herb_wroclaw. ... Motto: Miasto spotkaÅ„ (the meeting place) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lower Silesian Powiat city county Gmina WrocÅ‚aw Established 10th century City Rights 1262 Government  - Mayor RafaÅ‚ Dutkiewicz Area  - City 292. ... The Stadium in MaÅ›lice is a planned football (soccer) stadium, which will be built in WrocÅ‚aw, Poland. ... ÅšlÄ…sk WrocÅ‚aw is a Polish sports club based in WrocÅ‚aw, Poland. ... Image File history File links Gdansk_COA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): GdaÅ„sk ... Motto: Nec temere, nec timide (No rashness, no timidness) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Pomeranian Powiat city county Gmina GdaÅ„sk Established 10th century City Rights 1263 Government  - Mayor PaweÅ‚ Adamowicz Area  - City 262 km²  (101. ... The Baltic Arena (Polish: Arena BaÅ‚tycka) is a multi-use stadium in GdaÅ„sk, Poland, which is going to be constructed for 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. ... Lechia Stadium Lechia GdaÅ„sk is a Polish football club based in GdaÅ„sk, Poland. ... Image File history File links Chorzów_herb. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government UrzÄ…d Miasta Chorzów Mayor Marek Kopel Area 33,5 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 117 430 - 2856/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°18 N 18°57 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SH Twin towns - Municipal Website Chorzów... Silesia Stadium in Silesian Central Park Silesian Stadium (Polish: Stadion ÅšlÄ…ski) is the biggest Polish football (soccer) stadium, situated in districts Chorzów and Katowice of Metropolis Katowice. ... Image File history File links POL_Kraków_COA.svg‎ en: Coat of arms of Kraków pl: Herb Krakowa Author: Olek Remesz (wiki-pl: Orem, commons: Orem) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kraków User:Kpalion... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... Stadion WisÅ‚a is a multi-use stadium in Krakow, Poland. ... WisÅ‚a Kraków (pronounced: Veeswa Krakouf) is a Polish football club based in Kraków (Cracow), Poland. ...


Ukraine

City Stadium Capacity(*) Host Club Host Matches
Kyiv NSK Olimpiyskyi 83,450 Ukraine 3 Group Matches, Quarter-Final and Final
Donetsk Shakhtar Stadium 50,000 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3 Group Matches, Quarter-Final and Semi-Final
Lviv Ukraina Stadium 40,000 FC Karpaty Lviv 3 Group Matches
Dnipropetrovsk Dnipro Stadium 34,000 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3 Group Matches
Odesa Chornomorets Stadium 34,362 FC Chornomorets Odesa reserve
Kharkiv Metalist Stadium 42,000 FC Metalist Kharkiv reserve(**)
Infrastructure of Euro 2012 venues.


Image File history File links Kiew-city-COA.PNG File links The following pages link to this file: Kiev Template:Infobox Kiev Coat of Arms of Kiev User:Sashazlv/Kyiv ... Kiev (Київ, Kyiv, in Ukrainian; Киев, Kiev, in Russian) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper river. ... The Olimpiysky National Sports Complex (also known as Olympic Stadium, Republican Stadium or Central Stadium; Ukrainian: ) is a multi-use sports facility in Kiev, Ukraine, located on the slopes of citys central Cherepanov Hill. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For Donetsk in Russia, see Donetsk, Russia. ... Shakhtar Stadium is a football-only stadium in Donetsk, Ukraine, currently under construction. ... FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukrainian: ) is a Ukrainian professional football club, playing in the city of Donetsk, the capital of Donetsk region. ... Image File history File links Lviv_modern_CoA.gif Source: Ukrainian Wiki. ... “Lvov” redirects here. ... Ukraina Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Lviv, Ukraine. ... FC Karpaty Lviv (Ukrainian: ) is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Lviv. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Dnipropetrovsk highlighted. ... Dnipro Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine that is currently under construction. ... FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukrainian: ) is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Dnipropetrovsk. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Odessa or Odesa (Ukrainian Одеса, Russian Одесса, Turkish Hacıbey) is a Ukrainian portcity on the Black Sea and the center of countrys Odeska oblast. Population 1,012,500 (2004). ... Tsentralnyi-Chornomorets Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Odessa, Ukraine. ... i will like you to orgarnise a friendly match/matches for my teams as we are preparing to come over to ukraine for training on a tour. ... Image File history File links Charkiw-oblast-COA.PNG‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kharkiv Oblast Bohodukhiv Kharkiv Izium Chuhuiv Balakliia Derhachi Kupiansk Lozova Liubotyn Merefa Template:Kharkiv Oblast ... Map of Ukraine with Kharkiv highlighted. ... Metalist Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kharkiv, Ukraine. ... FC Metalist Kharkiv (Ukrainian: ) is a football team from Kharkiv, Ukraine currently playing in the Ukrainian Premier League. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 900 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Infrastructure of Euro 2012 contries File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 900 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Infrastructure of Euro 2012 contries File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not...

Participation

Euro 2012 is currently set to feature 16 national teams, as has been the format since 1996. Many European football associations were in favour of expanding the tournament to 24 teams due to the much-increased number of UEFA members in recent years (53 in April 2006 compared to 33 prior to the break up of the USSR[2] and of Yugoslavia). However, on April 17, 2007, UEFA's Executive Committee formally decided against an expansion in 2012.[3] Analysts suspect the decision may be reversed, since it was one of the electoral promises of both Platini and his rival, former UEFA president Lennart Johansson, and more than forty F.A.s backed the proposal.[4] Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... «When I was a kid and played with my friends, I always chose to be Platini. ... Lennart Johansson (born November 5, 1929) is the president of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations since 1990. ...


Qualified Teams

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Host selection process

Bid history

UEFA 2012 Youth Art Exhibition in support of a joint Ukraine-Poland bid.

The organization of the event was initially contested for by five bids representing seven countries: Croatia/Hungary (joint bid), Greece, Italy, Poland/Ukraine (joint bid), and Turkey. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


On November 8, 2005, UEFA's Executive Committee whittled the candidates down to a short list of three:[5] is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... A short list is a list of candidates for a job, prize, award, political position, etc. ...

On May 31, 2006 all three bids completed the second phase of the process by submitting more detailed dossiers. In September 2006, UEFA conducted site visits to candidate countries. The hosts were chosen on April 18, 2007 in Cardiff, Wales. The results of the voting are: Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ...

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Voting procedure

The voting would have been made in a maximum of two rounds. For the vote to be valid, there had to be a quorum in the meeting room, i.e. at least eight Committee members, excluding the president and his deputy who did not have the right to vote. In the first round, each member had one vote. As the Poland/Ukraine bid received an absolute majority of 8 votes, it was announced the winner and the second round was not required. Absolute majority is a supermajoritarian voting requirement which is stricter than a simple majority. ...


The voting committee was composed of 14 members:

  1. Michel Platini (France) - President
  2. Senes Erzik (Turkey)
  3. Geoffrey Thompson (England)
  4. Angel María Villar Llona (Spain)
  5. Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder (Germany)
  6. Marios N. Lefkaritis (Cyprus)
  7. Franco Carraro (Italy)
  8. Viacheslav Koloskov (Russia)
  9. Gilberto Madaíl (Portugal)
  10. Joseph Mifsud (Malta)
  11. Per Ravn Omdal (Norway)
  12. Mircea Sandu (Romania)
  13. Dr Mathieu Sprengers (Netherlands)
  14. Hryhoriy Surkis (Ukraine)

Messrs Surkis and Carraro were not entitled to vote in any of the ballots, as they represent candidate countries. (UEFA official voting rules) This left 12 votes available for the three competing bids. «When I was a kid and played with my friends, I always chose to be Platini. ... Hryhoriy Surkis (Ukrainian: ) (born September 4, 1949 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian businessman and politician. ...


Other candidates

Italy

Italy had already hosted the European Football Championship finals in 1968 and 1980, and also hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1934 and 1990. The 1968 European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. ... The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ... Qualifying countries The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second World Cup staged, and was hosted in Italy from May 27 to June 10. ... The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ...


The Italian bid appeared to be the most solid of the three due to Italy's generally excellent transportation infrastructure, the wide availability of lodging for visiting fans, and the Italian football association's past experience in organizing major tournaments. None of the other short-list candidates had ever hosted the finals of a major football tournament independently or as part of a joint bid, with the partial exception of Croatia. Also, the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin demonstrated the Italian ability to host a sporting event comparable to the Euro in magnitude. Italy's current status of World Cup holder was also thought to be a positive factor. Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... “2006 World Cup” redirects here. ...


However, the recent scandal in Italy's first division and the football-related violence in Catania, which led to the death of police officer Filippo Raciti and revealed safety deficiencies in many stadia, have damaged the overall standing of Italian football. Yet the Italian government's resolve to assist football authorities in solving the problem – e.g., by introducing anti-hooliganism laws and allocating funds to immediate safety improvement measures in stadia – gave hope that it might partially mitigate the risk to Italy's Euro bid. Another minor risk was potential apathy of domestic fans after repeatedly re-using the same host nation, though 22 years would have elapsed since the last major tournament at home if Italy was selected to host Euro 2012. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... TV images showed the violent clashes (SKY Sports) On February 2, 2007, football violence occurred between football supporters and the police in Catania, Italy. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...


The following venues were proposed by the Italian Football Federation: The Italian Football Federation (Italian: , FIGC), also known as Federcalcio, is the governing body of football in Italy. ...

There were, still four "reserve" venues: For other uses, see Bari (disambiguation). ... Stadio San Nicola is a multi-use stadium in Bari, Italy. ... This article is about the city in Italy. ... Stadio Carlo Castellani is a football stadium in Florence, Italy. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. ... For other uses, see Naples (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Palermo (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Stadio Olimpico is the major stadium of Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ... The Stadio Delle Alpi is a football and athletics stadium in the Italian city of Turin. ... Udine (Friulian Udin, Slovene Videm) is a city in northeastern Italy, capital of the historical region of Friuli, in the middle of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche), less than 40 km from the Slovenian border. ... Stadio Friuli is a multi-use stadium in Udine, Italy. ...

Rumors appeared about two of these cities being added later (bringing the stadia to ten, the same of 2004 edition), being Bologna and Genoa the most probable "nominees". Bologna (IPA , from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, in the Pianura Padana, between the Po River and the Apennines, exactly between the Reno River and the Sàvena River. ... Stadio Renato DallAra is a multi-use stadium in Bologna, Italy. ... Medicina is an Italian comune with 13,276 inhabitants in the province of Bologna, part of the region of Emilia-Romagna. ... Cagliari City Hall Cagliari (Greek: ; Latin: Carales and Caralis[1]; Catalan: Càller; Sardinian: Casteddu) is the capital of the island of Sardinia, a region of Italy. ... Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Luca is a football stadium in Cagliari, Italy. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... Stadio Luigi Ferraris is a multi-use stadium in Genoa, Italy. ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Italian football clubs ... Sestri Ponente is an industrial suburb of Genoa in Northern Italy. ... This article is about the city in Italy. ... Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi is a stadium in Verona, Italy. ... Bologna (IPA , from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, in the Pianura Padana, between the Po River and the Apennines, exactly between the Reno River and the Sàvena River. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ...


The cities were basically the same as for Italia 90 - and so were the stadia, with the exceptions of the Neapolitan (San Paolo) and Palermitan (La Favorita) venues, replaced by new facilities, and the Turinese Delle Alpi, under full rebuilding. The remaining sites were to be improved and made safer, in order to reach the fourth star in the UEFA stadia rating, which is required to host a game – target currently reached only by Olimpico and San Siro with their five stars, and San Nicola, with four. in case you may be looking for the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil San Paolo (Italian for Saint Paul) is a commune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. ... La favorite (The Favorite) is an opera in four acts by Gaetano Donizetti to a French libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz, based on the play Le comte de Comminges by Baculard dArnaud. ... The Stadio Delle Alpi is a football and athletics stadium in the Italian city of Turin. ... Stadio Olimpico is the major stadium of Rome, Italy. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. ... Stadio San Nicola is a multi-use stadium in Bari, Italy. ...


Croatia and Hungary

The following cities were proposed by the Hungarian Football Federation and the Croatian Football Federation: Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Football (soccer) governing bodies | Hungarian football ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Football (soccer) governing bodies | Croatian football ...

Hungary was bidding for the third time consecutively after failing to win either the Euro 2004 or the Euro 2008 bid. It teamed up with Croatia after its previous partner, Austria, opted to associate with Switzerland to (successfully) bid to host Euro 2008. Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - City 641. ... For other uses, see Split (disambiguation). ... Rijeka (in local Croatian dialects Rika and Reka; Fiume in Italian and Hungarian. ... Osijek (pronounced: []) is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 114,616 in 2001. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Székesfehérvár (German: Stuhlweißenburg, Latin: Alba Regia, colloquial Hungarian: Fehérvár, Croatian: Stolni Biograd) is a city in central Hungary, located around 65 km southwest of Budapest. ... “Raab” redirects here. ... Debrecen , (approximate pronunciation, Deb-ret-sen), (Romanian: , German: ; Croatian: Debr(e)cin) is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. ... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called EURO 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ... The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ...


Some elements of a successful bid were already in place, though gaps remained when compared to Italy. The two capital cities Budapest and Zagreb as well as the popular tourist destinations of Rijeka and Split already had decent transportation and lodging infrastructure. The favorable economic conditions of the two countries were likely to keep funds available to improve road, rail, or air networks and make the necessary infrastructure improvements in the other host cities. For instance, Croatia built more than 700 km of new highways and expressways in the last 10 years (including a new highway to the Hungarian border) despite the recent war, and further improvements between all host cities were planned by 2012. For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - City 641. ... Rijeka (in local Croatian dialects Rika and Reka; Fiume in Italian and Hungarian. ... For other uses, see Split (disambiguation). ... // There are international airports in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Rijeka (on the island of Krk). ...


Despite these recent improvements, however, the road and rail networks of the two candidate countries fell short of Italy's. In addition, several factors were hampering the bid. The lack of high-quality accommodations in some areas in Hungary and Croatia and recent outbursts of hooliganism by some Croatian football fans have been a problem, as have the 2006 protests in Hungary and the protest of a group of Hungarian fans during the UEFA delegation's visit to Budapest (claiming that Hungary should focus on improving its own football instead of hosting Euro 2012). Another challenge for the bid was poor attendance in Hungary and Croatia comparing to other bidders, among all nation Hungary had the lowest attendance with approximately 2,354, which is almost 4 times lower than in Ukraine and almost nine times lower than in Italy. [5] Hooligan redirects here. ... György Ekrem-Kemál speaking at a rally near the Parliament Building The 2006 protests in Hungary are a series of anti-government protests triggered by the release of Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsánys private speech in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied...


Neither of the two countries had ever hosted similar major tournaments, although Croatia's capital Zagreb did host one semifinal and the third-place match of Euro 1976 when the country was part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - City 641. ... The 1976 European Football Championship (Euro 76) final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throuout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ...


If the Croatian/Hungarian bid had succeeded, Zagreb's Maksimir Stadium would have hosted he opening ceremony and the opening match – and Budapest's Ferenc Puskás Stadium would have been the venue for the final. Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - City 641. ... Maksimir Stadium (official name: Stadion Maksimir, English: Maksimir Stadium) is a stadium in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Part of the stands of the Puskas Ferenc Stadium Stadium Puskás Ferenc (Hungarian: Puskás Ferenc-stadion) is a multi-use stadium in Budapest, Hungary. ...


References

  1. ^ Poland 'confident' on Euro 2012 chances despite jitters
  2. ^ UEFA to consider 24-team EURO [1], [2]
  3. ^ UEFA verdicts from Cardiff [3]
  4. ^ Gazzetta dello Sport, April 17th, 2006
  5. ^ Chaplin, Mark (2005-11-08). Trio in EURO 2012™ running. UEFA. Retrieved on 2007-04-19.

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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  • Сайт поддержки Евро2012 в Украине и Польше
  • European Championship in Poland and Ukraine 2012
  • (Ukrainian)/(Russian)/(English) Ukrainian Football - EURO 2012 unofficial website
  • Polish-Ukrainian preparation official website
  • UEFA official website
  • Full collection of EURO 2012 related news
  • Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine news
  • Euro 2012 in Kiev and Ukraine Guide to European Football Championships of 2012 in Ukraine, including stadium info, accommodation and full city guide to Kyiv
  • EuroCup-2012 Preparation Blog All the latest information about preparations for EuroCup 2012 in Ukraine and Poland
  • Europei 2012 Polonia e Ucraina Tutte le informazioni e le notizie su Euro 2012

 
 

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