Thursday, June 07, 2012

Euro 2012: Can Poland deliver in home event?

After the failures of Austria and Switzerland to progress beyond the group stages of Euro 2008, this summer's tournament could do with a strong performance from its co-hosts. In Poland, the public is anxious as the country prepares itself for the scrutiny of Europe's good and great. Uefa president Michel Platini publicly underlined Ukraine's much-publicised difficulties with accommodation and transport infrastructure as an area of concern last year. In contrast, the February inauguration of the new 58,500-capacity National Stadium in the Polish city of Warsaw with a friendly against Portugal was a success. Yet Poland has had its own teething problems.

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