The UEFA European Championship 2012

The UEFA European Championship 2012, commonly known as the Euro 2012 or simply Euro 2012, was the 14 men’s football teams of the European Championship organized by UEFA. The final tournament, which took place from 8 June to 1 July 2012, was co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine for the first time and was won by Spain, who beat Italy 4-0 last NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev , Ukraine.
Poland and Ukraine were chosen by the UEFA Executive Committee on April 18, 2007. The two host teams automatically completed while selecting the other 14 finalists during a qualifying phase consists of 51 teams from August 2010 to November 2011. was the last European Championship to use the format of the last 16 teams used since 1996; Of Euro 2016, it was extended to 24 finalists.
Euro 2012 was played in eight rooms, four in each host country. Five new stadiums were built for the tournament and the hosts have made major investments in improving infrastructure such as roads and railways at the request of UEFA. Euro 2012 system records assistance for the 16-team format for the largest overall participation (1,440,896) and play-through (46,481).
Spain became the first team to win two consecutive European championships and three consecutive tournaments (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012). Spain had already managed to enter the Confederations Cup in 2013 by winning the World Cup 2010, making the qualified Italy vice in its place at Whattheyuse. In Euro 2008 Austria and Switzerland, the two host countries in 2012 were eliminated in the group stage.
The organization of the event was held for the first time by five offers representing seven countries: Croatia-Hungary, Greece, Italy, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey. In November 2005, after a first review of the bid data by UEFA, the Greek and Turkish offers have been removed from the process, leaving three candidates.
In May 2006, the second phase of the selection process was followed by a UEFA visit to all candidates. The final decision was to be announced on 8 December 2006 in Nyon but was postponed to “give more time to tendering associations to adjust their offers.” April 18, 2007, Poland and Ukraine’s bid was selected by a vote of the UEFA Executive Committee at a meeting in Cardiff.
Poland-Ukraine became the third successful joint bid for the European Championship, after those of Belgium and the Netherlands (2000) and Austria-Switzerland (2008). Its application has obtained the absolute majority, and therefore the winner was announced without need of a second round. Italy, which received the remaining votes, was considered the favorite to win the home, but supporters of violence incidents and a match-fixing scandal have been widely cited as factors explaining its failure.
UEFA has confirmed the eight host cities in 2009. During the preparation process in Poland and Ukraine, UEFA has repeatedly expressed concern about its readiness to host the event, with different candidates reported as alternative hosts if they do not improve; However, in the end, UEFA confirmed their selection.