Platini Praises Poland

UEFA President Michel Platini has praised Poland for their efforts at getting the stadiums and infrastructure ready in time for the Finals Tournament in June 2012.

Speaking to the UEFA website, he said that Poland had made great strides in getting ready for the Championships, and he was looking forwards to watching the action in Warsaw.

“I am please” said Monsieur Platini.  “Not only the stadiums but the whole infrastructure – roads, airports, train stations, which will be very useful for the people in Poland and Ukraine after UEFA Euro 2012. Today I would like to thank the Prime Minister for the government’s efforts. Everything is going well and we are looking forward to welcoming all visitors next year for a great celebration.”

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk reciprocated the praise, to Platini.   “I remember that after the decision that Poland and Ukraine would be organising Euro 2012, the people in Poland were not as optimistic as Mr Platini. Today we know that he was right.”

Poland will co-host the event with Ukraine from June 8 to July 1, and nine months ahead of the tournament the government estimates that preparatory work is about 80 percent complete.