Euro 2012 : The National Stadium in Warsaw was officially opened on Sunday 29 January, 2012 with an inaugural concert of Polish rock bands.Concerts of the stars, fireworks and big crowds inaugurated opening of the National Stadium in Warsaw. Five hours of music, 75 thousands of people, 3 tons of explosives and 450,000 watts in power are just a few numbers describing this great event. After the concerts fireworks and music festival begun. Demonstration was implemented in two places around the stadium so that not only were visible around the stadium, but also from many points of Warsaw. It was one of the largest shows held throughout the city.The National Stadium will be the main arena of the European football championships Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.On 8 June, the stadium hosts the official Euro 2012 opening ceremony and match against Poland and Greece.Beside Euro 2012 group stage matches, one quarter-final and one semi-final will be played there.The National Stadium in Warsaw is a modern arena with the sliding roof, which is actually one of the largest of its kind in Europe.It will be able to sit 58,000 of spectators. The construction costs more than €500 million.It is the only Polish holding a closed stadium roof, so it becomes independent of the location of weather conditions not only for sports events. Inside the stadium's parking lot for 450 buses and 4,000 cars.
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More than 600 Ukrainian doctors have significantly raised their knowledge of English. From beginners level to intermediate, not counting those who already can speak fluently.On September 1, 2011 Charity Fund Rodion Butko has opened English training courses for medical personnel in preparation for the European soccer championship in 2012. The courses are visited by medical specialists from nurses to physicians and department heads. They are attended by staff of the public hospitals, which will have to deal with foreigners during the football championship in 2012.Currently, more than 600 physicians have been trained up to Intermediate level of English.Currently only employees of the medical sphere from Donetsk and Kiev are enrolled in the program (including medical staff, who will work on Olympic stadium). But recently, UEFA representatives drew a proposal to expand the program to other host cities of Euro 2012.The entire program is designed for 8-9 months of training avording to common linguistic standards. It ends just before the start of the tournament - at a time when fans and tourists begin to arrive.
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The new, Euro 2012 tickets sale starts on this Monday, 12 December 2011.
This time 450,000 tickets were allocated to 16 national football teams playing in the Euro 2012 tournament.
Every fan would be able to make an order only for 2 individual match tickets.
Moreover, Uefa has reduced Euro 2012 tickets given to teams in the semi and quarter-finals up to 5,000.
Football fans could apply for the tickets through Uefa's official website from 12 December, 2011.
Euro 2012 group stage draw have been held today on Friday 2 December 2011 in Kyiv in Ukraine.
Sixteen European national football teams have been divided into 4 groups. Results of the Euro 2012 draw: Group A: Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic Group B: Holland, Denmark, Germany, Portugal Group C: Spain, Italy, Repubic of Ireland, Croatia Group D: Ukraine, Sweden, France, England
Euro 2012 group stage draw will be held at 6 pm (CET) on 2 December 2011 in Kiev in Ukraine. Uefa have announced seeding pots last week. Surprisingly, Poland and Ukraine were placed in the first pot, pushing Germany and Italy out to the second pot.
Pot 1: Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine Pot 2: Germany, Italy, England, Russia Pot 3: Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal Pot 4: Denmark, France, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic
Twelve national teams have already qualified for the Euro 2012 European Football Championships in 2012.
These are: Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine.
There are still four berths available for the play-offs winners. Euro 2012 two-leg play-offs are going to be played between 11/12 and 15 November, 2011.
Euro 2012 Play-offs pairs: Turkey vs. Croatia Estonia vs. Republic of Ireland Czech Republic vs. Montenegro Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Portugal