Timoshenko: UEFA confirms Ukraine Euro 2012 venues, final in Kiev
All four proposed Ukrainian cities have been confirmed by the continental football body UEFA to host Euro 2012 matches, Ukraine prime minister Yulia Timoshenko said, DPA reported.
Timoshenko said in Kiev that the UEFA executive committee gave Donetsk, Kharkiv and Lviv the nod at meetings on the Portuguese island of Madeira after originally picking only Kiev on May 13 for the tournament Ukraine co-hosts with Poland.
UEFA was due to make an official statement later Friday. It was not known immediately whether UEFA also confirmed Kiev as host city of the final for the June 9-July 1, 2012, tournament.
While the Polish cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Wroclaw were chosen in May, UEFA gave Ukraine a November 30 deadline to overcome infrastructure shortcomings and speed up stadium construction.
Ukraine and Poland were elected Euro hosts in 2007 in what will be the first edition of the continental tournament in eastern Europe.