Ready For Cardiff!
Posted April 6, 2007on:
Croatian-Hungarian delegation overfilled with optimism travels to Cardiff where decision about the host of EURO 2012 will be announced
If it is to believe the project manager Zoran Cvrk, Croatian-Hungary candidacy is ready for presentation to the Executive board of UEFA in Cardiff. On the address of main European football federation more than 15 000 pages of materials has been delivered with all possible contracts, guarantees and everything that is required in order to Croatia and Hungary get the organization of EURO 2012. Our delegacy will present candidacy to UEFA and media on April, 17 around 3.30 p.m. The Executive board of UEFA will meet on April, 18 early in the morning, and around 10.30 p.m. they will made the decision.
Decision is made by 12 votes, at least 8 of them have to be present in order to achieve regular voting. In case there is no majority in the first circle, second circle will be entered and candidacies having the least votes in the first round, will be eliminated. If majority is not achived even then, the president of UEFA Michel Platini will made the final decision. Our delegacy from Rusan street is expecting a lot from his decision.
In the plane for Cardiff except representatives of both associations also Croatian and Hungarian Prime Ministers, Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban and Slaven Bilic will be. The ‘coach of all coaches’ Ciro Blazevic is invited as well.
U-21 championship in Croatia also?
If we get the organization of European Championship the association informs they will nominate and for the organization of U-21 championship of young representations, that will occur in the year 2011.
That should be dress rehearsal for senior EURO. Association will also try to get the finals of one of European cups, because renovated stadiums in Split and Maksimir will be classified in the highest, ‘elite’ category, the only one that meet the criteria of European finals.
Considering the national team next match is on June, 2d. That will be qualification match against Estonia in Talinn.
After that the friendly meeting in Croatia against still unknown opponent will follow, and on August 22 and probably the match against Bosnia and Hercegovina. But, there is a possibilitiy of taking place and mini-tournament at the proposal of Lithuanian association. Participants would be Croatia, Lithuania, Belarus, and one stil unknown national team.
Published April 5th 2007
by Alan Eder – http://www.javno.com