Latest Euro 2012 news
Everyday he woke up early in the morning, and took the tram to Lviv’s Central railway station where his shift started at 6. Olesj Gomernyk was a volunteer for Euro 2012: a 21-year old student hoping to become a vet, he helped foreign fans to find their way around a foreign city. He says that thanks to the…
For football fans visiting Euro 2012, it is not only about what happens on the pitch. It is also a chance to enjoy the festivities around the…25/06/12 13:25 CET
Lviv, one of Ukraine’s host-cities for Euro 2012, is well-known for its architectural beauty, cosy cafes and authentic coffee…12/06/12 20:16 CET
Donetsk, one of the host cities of Euro 2012. An industrial city with…07/06/12 21:33 CET
Euro 2012 Football fans will get the chance to sample live Ukrainian…29/05/12 17:56 CET
The aftermath of the so-called ‘death match’ between the Kiev football team ‘Start’ and a team of Nazi soldiers during…22/05/12 17:12 CET
Up to 800,000 football fans are expected in Ukraine for the Euro 2012…15/05/12 16:10 CET
Football was the most popular sport in Ukraine during the Soviet era. After the revolution and the civil war in the 1920s, the Bolsheviks…09/05/12 10:04 CET
Road to Euro 2012: Key facts
- The 14th UEFA Euro football Championship will be held in Poland and Ukraine. The opening match between Poland and Greece will take place in Warsaw on the 8th of June. The final will kick off July 1st in Kyiv.
- There will be eight stages in total; four in Poland (Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw) and four in Ukraine (Donetsk, Lviv, Kharkiv and Kyiv).
- 16 national teams will compete in 31 matches in four groups. At the end of the group stage, the teams with the most points move onto the quarter finals.
- Spain, the defending champion, will face Italy, Ireland and Croatia in the first stages.