UEFA Euro 2012 Logo – The final round of the 14th UEFA Euro 2012 takes place from 8 June to 1 July 2012 in Poland and Ukraine instead. This has the UEFA Executive Committee on 18 April 2007 announced. It will be the last European Championships, which will be held with 16 teams. From 2016 the tournament will be played with 24 teams. For the European Football Championship 2012, the application period was divided into two phases. Thus, the cost of the UEFA and the candidates will be reduced. After the first phase still remained three candidates. The nomination of the host was held in the second phase.
Originally, ten national football associations had tried with eight applications to host the European Championship finals 2012th Azerbaijan , Greece , Italy , Romania , Russia and Turkey competed individually, Croatia and Hungary , and Poland and the Ukraine each filed joint applications. Application deadline for Euro 2012 was the first February 2004. The detailed application requirements for the first phase were the interested organizations on 8 Sent in February 2005. As at 21 July had the candidates time to submit their application forms.
When on 8 November 2005 by voting out eliminated from Turkey (six votes) and Greece (two votes) from the application. Thus, the UEFA Executive Committee, the candidate field was reduced to the three applications from Italy (eleven votes), Croatia / Hungary (nine votes) and Poland / Ukraine (seven votes). The applications of Azerbaijan, Romania and Russia did not have the requirements been adequately implemented. On 18 April 2007, the UEFA Executive Committee in Cardiff announced that the joint bid of Poland and Ukraine had been awarded the contract. Of the twelve votes of the members of the Executive Committee of Poland and Ukraine were eight, the four remaining votes went to Italy.
Publicly criticized the actions of the Ukrainian government is in preparation for the European Championship, stray dogs and cats to kill the host cities (including burning alive in mobile incinerators) to improve the city. A major problem is corruption, which multiplies the cost of the stadium construction project. Meanwhile, the government anticipates a cost of around ten billion euros. This is a 16-fold higher amount than the 2008 tournament (about 620 million euros). One problem is the lack of number of turns of hotel beds in the Ukraine. The visitors threatened an overnight stay in tents. The prices for accommodation in Ukraine hostels and hotels be several times the normal price.