Thousands of football fans have witnessed Spain thrash Italy 4-0 in Kiev at the conclusion of the UEFA 2012 European Football Championships. Defending champions Spain became the only team to win three consecutive major tournaments, with many now arguing the present team is the best ever.
With hundreds of thousands of visitors heading to the Ukraine and Poland for the UEFA European Championships 2012, Breaking Travel News takes a look at the tourism infrastructure put in place to welcome them.
With the UEFA 2012 tournaments well underway, tourism officials in both Poland and Ukraine have reported a surge in interest among both destinations as they welcome football fans from all over Europe.
With the tournament now underway, tourism officials in both Poland and the Ukraine a reporting a surge in interest among international visitors. As many as two million visitors are expected over the next three weeks, with the legacy of the tournament set to stretch well into the future.
Football fans and savvy travellers can learn more about the UEFA 2012 host cities via a dedicated collection of dynamic city guides which showcase attractions and highlights to be found in Poland and Ukraine.
Member of the Polish national football team have been making their final preparations for the Euro 2012 championships at the award-winning GrandHotel Lienz in Austria. Poland will open the tournament on Friday, playing the first match against Greece at the National Stadium, Warsaw.
Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has offered an open invitation to all UK football fans ahead of the opening of the Euro 2012 in Poland. “I know Poland has spared no efforts to guarantee an unforgettable football festival in welcoming cities,” he said ahead of the first game on Friday.