ISTANBUL – UEFA President Michel Platini says there are still tickets available for up to five European Championship matches, including the France-England game in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
That match is at the 50,000-capacity Donbass Arena on June 11, but fans have reportedly been put off by Donetsk’s lack of accommodation and the high prices being charged for the few rooms available.
Platini said Thursday that “slowly but surely things are moving. I have no concern that the stadia will be filled to the rafters in the end.”
Euro 2012 will be staged from June 8-July 1 in Poland and Ukraine, but has been troubled by the speed of its preparations.
UEFA executive committee member Frantisek Laurinec says “many challenges have been overcome.”