Euro 2012 in Ukraine

October 22nd, 2020 by admin Leave a reply »

The year of 2012 is going to be rather significant for Ukraine. Elections to the Verhovna Rada, Ukrainian Parliament, are rather important for the political life of the country. The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, which is going to be held in Poland and Ukraine in June and July, is rather important for Ukrainian economy and the country’s image in the world.

Poland and Ukraine are sharing the honor to host final tournament for 16 best European Football teams. The final match is going to be held in Kiev on July 1. It is a very special event for all Ukrainian and foreign fans and more than a million fans are expected to come to Ukraine to be eyewitnesses to the matches.

Ukraine was given a loan of 5 billion Euros to be well-prepared for the upcoming tournament. As a result, Ukrainian stadia, roads and hotels are in much better condition and most facilities correspond to European standards.

The Ukrainian cities to welcome the Euro 2012 matches are Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkov and Lvov.

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine with the population of more than 3, 5 million people. The city which is more than 1,500 years old is really worth seeing, especially in summer. The biggest stadium involved in Euro 2012 is Olympic Stadium with its ticket capacity of more than 70,050 people.

Total 5 matches are to be held in Kiev: 3 matches for Group D teams, one quarter- final match and a final match. You can find the schedule for Kiev below.

Group D

11 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Ukraine Match 8 D2 Olympic Stadium, Kiev

15 June 2012 19:00 UTC+3 D2 Match 15 D4 Olympic Stadium, Kiev

19 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 D2 Match 24 D3 Olympic Stadium, Kiev

Quarter-finals

24 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Group D / Match 28 / Runner-up Group C /Olympic Stadium, Kiev

Final

1 July 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Match 29 / Match 31 / Winner Match 30 / Olympic Stadium, Kiev

IF you order the tickets via tour agency representatives in Ukraine it will be cheaper than buying online. It is also cheaper to rent an apartment for a month in Kiev (2 room apartment is up to 600USD/500 Euros) than staying in a hotel and paying daily at least 80 USD/60 Euros per day. There are plenty of inexpensive self-catering places to eat with an estimate price for one meal of 8USD/5 Euros. You can easily calculate the price of a monthly stay in Kiev.

Donetsk is the second important city in the championship. Located at the distance of almost 727 km to the south- east from Kiev this large coal-miners’ city with the population of about 1 million people is proud of having one of the best stadia in Ukraine. It is certainly worth flying or travelling by overnight train or bus to Donetsk to see a quarter-final and a semi-final matches here. To stay at the hotel here is a good idea as the apartments for rent are not of a very good quality. Early booking will guarantee a room in the hotel. You can find the schedule for Donetsk 5 matches below.

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