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Doubts still persist over Poland and Ukraine Euro 2012

Uefa has chosen four Polish cities and Ukraine's capital Kyiv to host Euro 2012 games but has postponed a final decision on other Ukrainian venues, the organisation's president, Michel Platini, said. "There are still many problems to be resolved in Ukraine," he admitted. "There are huge infrastructure problems."

The four Polish cities are Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw and Gdansk, and Platini named Lviv, Donetsk and Kharkiv as the Ukrainian candidates awaiting confirmation with a final decision to be made 30 November, reports The Guardian.

The former French international said Kyiv was the only Ukraine city on the list, but would not definitely host the final as had been planned. "The final match will be held in Kyiv only if specific conditions with regard to the stadium, airport infrastructure, regional transport and accommodation are met by 30 November," Platini said.

"Kyiv is OK according to Uefa's criteria for all matches leading up to the semi-final. If it's not Kyiv it could be Warsaw."

Platini insists he remains committed to playing in Eastern Europe.

"We must respect the decision of the Executive Committee of 18 April 2007, when it awarded the organisation of the European Football Championship 2012 to Poland and Ukraine," he said. "This was again emphasised by the Uefa Congress in March 2009, when it stressed the importance that the staging of this world-class event will have to further promote and develop football in the eastern part of Europe."

Uefa will next review the progress made by the two countries in December.

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