Friday, April 13, 2012
UEFA President Michel Platini sounded surprisingly negative about the prospects for Euro 2012 as he visited Poland on Thursday.
Platini once again warned that overpricing - particularly in Ukraine - is putting off many thousands of fans from travelling to the 2012 European Championships, but also expressed genuine concerns about potential hooliganism during the tournament:
"If there's one thing that always worries me, it's security," Platini told the press. "...we all know that the world isn't as nice as I'd like it to be, so of course we need security, people to protect the stadiums, to look out for the hooligans who'll come,"
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
UEFA President Michel Platini has been speaking to Interpol ahead of Euro 2012.
As well as signing a memorandum of understanding between UEFA and Interpol, in an ongoing attempt to fight crime in football, the two bodies have also been looking ahead to this summer's tournament in Ukraine and Poland.
Interpol will deploy Interpol Major Events Sports Teams (IMESTs) at the tournament, which will liaise with police from 190 countries around the globe, as both UEFA and Interpol look to reduce crime at Euro 2012.