Euro 2012 is going to be rather significant for Ukraine.Elections to the Verhovna Rada, Ukrainian Parliament, are rather important for the political life of the country. The Euro 2012 Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, which is going to be held in Poland and Ukraine in June and July, is rather important for Ukrainian economy and the country's image in the world. Poland and Ukraine are sharing the honor to host final tournament for 16 best European Football teams. The final match is going to be held in Kiev on July 1. It is a very special event for all Ukrainian and foreign fans and more than a million fans are expected to come to Ukraine to be eyewitnesses to the matches.
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Ukraine was given a loan of 5 billion Euros to be well-prepared for the upcoming tournament. As a result, Ukrainian stadia, roads and hotels are in much better condition and most facilities correspond to European standards. The Ukrainian cities to welcome the Euro 2012 matches are Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkov and Lvov. Kiev is the capital of Ukraine with the population of more than 3, 5 million people. The city which is more than 1,500 years old is really worth seeing, especially in summer. The biggest stadium involved in Euro 2012 is Olympic Stadium with its ticket capacity of more than 70,050 people.
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Total 5 matches are to be held in Kiev: 3 matches for Group D teams, one quarter- final match and a final match. You can find the schedule for Kiev below. Group D 11 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Ukraine Match 8 D2 Olympic Stadium, Kiev 15 June 2012 19:00 UTC+3 D2 Match 15 D4 Olympic Stadium, Kiev 19 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 D2 Match 24 D3 Olympic Stadium, Kiev Quarter-finals 24 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Group D / Match 28 / Runner-up Group C /Olympic Stadium, Kiev Final 1 July 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Match 29 / Match 31 / Winner Match 30 /
Olympic Stadium, Kiev IF you order the tickets via tour agency representatives in Ukraine it will be cheaper than buying online. It is also cheaper to rent an apartment for a month in Kiev (2 room apartment is up to 600USD/500 Euros) than staying in a hotel and paying daily at least 80 USD/60 Euros per day. There are plenty of inexpensive self-catering places to eat with an estimate price for one meal of 8USD/5 Euros. You can easily calculate the price of a monthly stay in Kiev. Donetsk is the second important city in the championship. Located at the distance of almost 727 km to the south- east from Kiev this large coal-miners' city with the population of about 1 million people is proud of having one of the best stadia in Ukraine. It is certainly worth flying or travelling by overnight train or bus to Donetsk to see a quarter-final and a semi-final matches here. To stay at the hotel here is a good idea as the apartments for rent are not of a very good quality. Early booking will guarantee a room in the hotel. You can find the schedule for
Donetsk 5 matches below. Group D 11 June 2012 19:00 UTC+3 D3 Match 7 D4 Donbass Arena, Donetsk 15 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Ukraine Match 16 D3 Donbass Arena, Donetsk 19 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 D4 Match 23 Ukraine Donbass Arena, Donetsk Quarter-finals 23 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Group C /Match 27 / Runner-up Group D / Donbass Arena, Donetsk Semi-finals 27 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner /Match 25 /Match 29/ Winner Match 27 / Donbass Arena, Donetsk Kharkiv and L'vov will both have three group B matches. Kharkiv is the second largest industrial city of Ukraine with the population of almost 2 million people. There are not so many attractions but the good news is that it is reasonably close to Kiev, at the distance of 478 km. The city has a big airport, lots of buses and shuttles which makes it easy to get to and from Kiev. It is certainly better to stay in the hotel here and early booking is highly recommended. The schedule for Kharkiv is below. Group B 9 June 2012 19:00 UTC+3 B1 Match 3 B2 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv 13 June 2012 B1 Match 12 B3 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv 21:45 UTC+3 17 June 2012 B4 Match 19 B1 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv 21:45 UTC+3 L'vov is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine with lots of attractions and rich history. Its population is close to 0.75 million people. Located at the distance of 550 km south west of Kiev this architectural landmark will surprise you with European standards of hotels, service and touristic infrastructure. L'vov has an airport with at least 2 flights to Kiev but most people prefer to travel to and from Kiev by overnight train. Lots of inexpensive hotels offer their wonderful services to tourists. You may come here not only for matches but also to see medieval castles, cathedrals, museums and visit one of the best theatres in Ukraine. You can find the schedule for L'vov below. Group B 9 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 B3 Match 4 B4 Arena L'vov, L'vov 13 June 2012 B2 Match 11 B4 Arena L'vov, L'vov 19:00 UTC+3 17 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 B2 Match 20 B1 Arena L'vov, L'vov
We hope that this article will help you to organize your trip to Euro 2012 events in Ukraine and you will enjoy the hospitality and level of service provided by the Ukrainians.
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