Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quick Throw: UEFA dragging heels on Euro 2012 announcements

We all know that WC 2010 is still in shambles, so it's no surprise that Euro '12 is in an equally disheveled state as UEFA announce today that they're likely to delay the naming of other Ukrainian host cities for the tournament. The capital, Kiev, and Donetsk (home of Shakhtar) are confirmed, as are Polish cities Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw and Gdansk, but the committee in charge still hasn't figured out the final two locations.

I'm assuming this is to give all cities under consideration more time to arrange and stack their bribe money in neat piles before putting it in the proverbial briefcases.

[Guardian, via Reuters]


Mike Georger said...

How DARE you suggest Poland is involved in any impropriety! That's it, I'm coming out of the booth!

EbullientFatalist said...

You wrote "Poznan, Wroclaw and Gdansk." I read "Posen, Breslau, and Danzig." You know there wouldn't be any problem if Poland were still Silesia and East Prussia.