Comments on: Will Euro 2012 take place in Poland and Ukraine? http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/ World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tom http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-344214 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 22:20:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-344214 All the updates on euro 2012 at http://www.euro2024.co.uk

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By: sergey http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-343515 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:15:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-343515 Latest news about preparation in Poland and Ukraine for Euro-2012.
http://euro-2012news.com/euro-2012-dnepr opetrovsk-has-run-out-of-money/

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By: karen http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341421 Fri, 17 Oct 2008 16:25:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341421 Learned a lot from this, thank you. http://www.soccershop.com

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By: Jonas http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341384 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:22:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341384 Indeed. And the footballing powers that be were strangely, ahem, quiet when the Russian government put the boot into that country’s FA. Conclusion: nothing like having muscle if you want to escape criticism. Plus the Poles are over a barrel on this, because they can’t afford to get into a (legitimate)fight with FIFA and UEFA at this crucial stage.

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By: Red Devil http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341373 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:16:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341373 Jonas is right. UEFA’s policy of no government interference was probably designed to stop exactly the opposite – corrupt or autocartic governments taking over soccer bodies but it turned out the other way round in practice. In Serbia, for instance, the government quite simply had to step in to clean up the country’s FA that was rotten from top to bottom.

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By: Vitaliy http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341359 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:16:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341359 @ Jonas, well said. More evidence to this is that UEFA only recently created a six-man anticorruption to deal with illegal betting and league corruption.

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By: Mark Meadows http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341356 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:01:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341356 I think you have absolutely got it in one there, Jonas

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By: Jonas http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341354 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:53:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341354 It’s curious how UEFA, and FIFA even more so, go crazy about ”government interference” and yet seem to have very little (at best) to say about corruption problems in the Polish FA. They remind me of the banking lobby, which gets all up in arms about government intervention, despite having been totally incapable of applying self-regulation properly. The basic message seems to be let corruption alone, don’t interfere. Whatever one’s view about the politics of this Polish government, and its predecessor, they at least tried to do something to clean up the game. Maybe Warsaw didn’t let on that the crackdown was coming because it feared UEFA and FIFA would tip off their mates….And why does an anti-corruption operation cast doubts on Poland’s ability to host Euro 2012 in any case?

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341343 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:52:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341343 I don’t think that there is nothing wrong with Poland, I mean they had some arguments but that’s all. They can afford to build all the hotels, stadiums, restaurants, etc… in time. On the other hand I’m not sure if Ukraine is up to it. You may think that Poland and Ukraine are dirty, full of gangster, etc.. that’s only if you live in rural areas. Do you really think that Poles will host Euro in a poor neighborhood??? They’re not that stupid, you know. I’ve been in Poland before and in fact it is a beautiful country. Check out some pictures on google or Poland’s traveling agencies. Please do not talk bullshi…. about Poland if you’ve never been there.

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By: V http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-341340 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:03:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2008/10/14/will-euro-2012-take-place-in-poland-and-ukraine/#comment-341340 I suggest that before people make comments on whether they think that Poland and Ukraine are not ready they take a look at the facts. Ukraine has just had an opening ceremony on one of the new Stadiums and another one is about finished. Poland has currently all stadiums except one under construction. There is 4 years left till 2012 and stadium construction takes 2 years. Poland is following or exceeding the schedule that was approoved by UFA when they actually go these games.

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