After the last Friday's matches when most of the teams have inaugurated Euro 2012 Qualifiers everyone's waiting till Tuesday when the next round will be played.This round's hits appears to be the matches between Switzerland against England, Norway against Portugal and Croatia against Greece.
These two extra referees will focus on the 18-yard boxes, what will help to stop making mistakes. The additional assistant referees will be positioned beside each goal specifically to help the match referee judge whether players have dived in the box, fouled each other at corners or if the ball has crossed the goal-line.
Uefa have appreciated Ukrainian progress in preparation for Euro 2012 and extend the term to make up for the lost time. Soon, Uefa's Committee should announce that Ukraine is still on their way to co-host Euro 2012 European Football Championship in 2012.
During the official ceremony in Geneva, Uefa president Michael Platini announced France as host country of Euro 2016 European Football Championship in 2016.
UEFA announced on Tuesday it had received four bids to stage the Euro 2016 championships by Monday's deadline. They are France, Italy, Turkey and a joint bid from Sweden and Norway. UEFA's executive committee will take a final decision on 27 or 28 May 2010.UEFA looks set to expand the EURO championship to 24 teams from 2016.
UEFA president Michael Platini said he doubts whether Ukraine will be able to co-host the 2012 European Championships, complaining that work on Kievs' stadium has stopped.
For average fans agreement between UEFA and EBU means that in 29 countries Euro 2012 tournament matches will be broadcast live on free-to-air channels, internet portals and mobile platforms. The most profitables markets like: British, German, French and Spanish are not included in the agreement.
List of some selected channels:
Poland – TVP,Ukraine – NTV,Sweden – TV4, SVT,Quatar – Al Jazeera Sports,Germany – ARD, ZDF,Portugal – Sport TV,Brazil – TV Globo.
List of 29 territories covered by the agreement: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey.
List of 7 territories where the rights will be attributed in cooperation with EBUAzerbaijan, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Slovakia.
When Poland and Ukraine in 2007 received rights to organize Euro 2012 tournament their Governments and National Football Associations committed onselfs to make all necessary investments and prepare their countries to this huge sport event.
Tickets for Euro 2012 will be on sale from spring 2011. Euro 2012 tickets pre-sale There's no doubt that tickets will be in short supply for average fans. No fewer than 1.4 million tickets will be sold for the 31 matches, including the opening game in Warsaw on 8 June and the final on 1 July in Kyiv.
Euro 2012 opening ceremony and semi-finals game will be played at National Stadium in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. National Stadium can hold more then 50000 football fans. The 2012 finals will be held in Kiev in Ukraine. The Olympic Stadium can hold about 77,000 fans. Other match-ups will be played in Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Lvov, Donetsk and Kharkiv.