UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino  has said he is confident that Ukraine will host a fantastic European football championship in 2012. He said this at a press conference at the Donbass Arena stadium in Donetsk on Wednesday, UKRINFORM reported.

"Now we are filled with a sense of confidence that Ukraine will host a fantastic European championship in 2012," he said, adding that Ukraine has made significant progress since UEFA President Michel Platini's last visit to Ukraine (in April 2010).

Infantino praised the coherent and coordinated work of all structures involved in Ukraine's preparations for EURO 2012.

At the same time, the UEFA general secretary said that Ukraine still had a great deal of work to do and that, in his opinion, airports, roads and hotels were major problems in the country's preparations for the championship.

"We should pass a certain operational phase and draft a concept that will work. We should go to practice and work out all options with transport infrastructure... If we are talking concretely about shortcomings, these are airports, roads and the accommodation of spectators. Even if you have a sufficient number of hotels, it is necessary that people who come find them and do this quickly," he said.

Infantino also said confidently: "Ukraine will cope with everything."

Infantino's inspection visit is made ahead of a meeting of the UEFA EURO 2012 supervisory board that will take place in Nyon, Switzerland, in late September this year, and its results will form the basis of a report and will be the subject for discussion by UEFA management of the EURO 2012 project.

The UEFA supervisory board earlier decided to approve the right of four cities in Ukraine (Kyiv, Donetsk, Lviv and Kharkiv) to stage EURO 2012.

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