New blow to Ukraine 2012

Image: Platini: Uefa have concerns

Ukraine's co-hosting of Euro 2012 has been thrown into jeopardy by construction problems.

Stadium plans hit by construction withdrawal

Ukraine's co-hosting of Euro 2012 has been thrown into jeopardy by construction problems. The country has already come under scrutiny from Uefa officials after their preparations for the tournament were rumoured to have fallen well behind schedule. As a result, the news that an Austrian company has pulled out of a project to build a new stadium has come at the worst possible time. Spokeswomen Karin Keglevich confirmed on Thursday that the Austria-based company Alpine backed out of the plans after a financial dispute with the city government of Lviv, where the stadium was due to be constructed. Uefa have thus far insisted that no back-up plan has been drawn up should Ukraine, or Poland, fail to be ready to host the European Championship. However, a statement released in September suggests that incompetence will not be tolerated: "Any slackening could put in doubt the organisation of this tournament in these countries," it read.

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