Platini reveals Ukraine fears

BY foxsports • March 29, 2010

Fears over whether Ukraine will be ready in time to co-host Euro 2012 have been expressed by UEFA president Michel Platini.

Work has ground to a halt in Lviv, one of the four host cities, and the stadium due to host the final in Kiev is still behind schedule.

Platini, speaking after a meeting with the European Commission, said he will travel to Ukraine next week to see for himself the scale of the problem.

Platini said: "I am worried yes. I am worried because the stadium in Lviv has made no progress whatsoever, not by an inch.

"If the stadium in Kiev is not finished then we will not go there and if there is no Kiev then no Ukraine."

Platini said the harsh winter had caused delays and he was confident Kiev would catch up, but warned that UEFA may go ahead without Lviv and play more matches in other cities.

"In Lviv it is not good, but I think Kiev will be all right in the end," he said.
Preparations by co-hosts Poland remain on time, and Platini added: "Everything in Poland is going well so congratulations to them."