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Platini worried about Kiev for Euro 2012

Updated: Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 09:21

UEFA president Michel Platini has said that if the Kiev stadium is not ready then Ukraine will not host the 2012 European Championships
UEFA president Michel Platini has said that if the Kiev stadium is not ready then Ukraine will not host the 2012 European Championships

Fears over whether Ukraine will be ready in time to co-host Euro 2012 have been expressed by UEFA president Michel Platini.

Work has ground to a halt in Lviv, one of the four host cities, and the stadium due to host the final in Kiev is still behind schedule.

Platini, speaking after a meeting with the European Commission, said he will travel to Ukraine next week to see for himself the scale of the problem.

Platini said: ‘I am worried yes. I am worried because the stadium in Lviv has made no progress whatsoever, not by an inch.

‘If the stadium in Kiev is not finished then we will not go there and if there is no Kiev then no Ukraine.’

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