June 5 – UEFA says nearly 10,000 tickets have yet to be snapped up for Euro 2012 games in Ukraine, including the final, just three days before the tournament kicks off in Warsaw. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 12 – UEFA president Michel Platini warns that “bandits and crooks” are jeopardizing Ukraine’s preparations for Euro 2012 by hiking hotel rates through the roof.
Nov. 18 – FIFA fields complaints regarding construction sites for 2022 World Cup works … World players’ union wants closer cooperation in fight against on-field racism … Doping pilot ahead for Club World Cup … Euro 2012 venue opens.
Sept. 20 – UEFA’s Euro 2012 operations director Martin Kallen tells INSIDER the focus in Poland and Ukraine is shifting from stadia construction to operations and there’s no time to lose as preparations ramp up for next summer’s tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Aug. 17 – UEFA’s Euro 2012 operations director Martin Kallen talks exclusively to INSIDER about the progress of Poland and Ukraine’s preparations for the tournament that is now less than 300 days away. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
July 28 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – Top sides suggest separate super league to end frustrations with FIFA, UEFA… Calls for stronger match-fixing legislation in Russia… China are going well in Asian qualifying for 2014 World Cup… Euro 2012 stadium in Lviv set to open.
June 6 – UEFA chiefs and Euro 2012 organisers in the two nations will this week attempt to put a positive spin on delay-hit preparations for some key tournament projects, as events are held to mark the year-to-go milestone. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson is on the scene in Lviv, pictured, the first stop of an eight-city media tour.
19/1/2011 Ukraine’s lead official in its preparations to co-host Euro 2012 refutes allegations that he was linked to companies awarded multimillion-dollar contracts for the massive upgrade of Kiev’s Olympic Stadium… CAS upholds lifetime ban for Ukrainian referee involved in match-fixing ring. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
16/12/10 As UEFA president Michel Platini warns Ukraine that time is running out to complete its Euro 2012 preparations, the co-hosts announced today the opening date for the much-delayed Lviv stadium… Wales, Scotland, Ireland still opposed to fielding players for London 2012 football team. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
13/12/10 UEFA says Ukraine’s delay-hit stadium projects in Kiev and Lviv are back on track for Euro 2012… Michel Platini is urging the International Football Association Board to approve his five-referees plan for the tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.