Greece and Turkey have been knocked out of the running in the battle to host the 2012 European championships.

Italy,along with joint bids from Croatia/Hungary and Poland/Ukraine were chosen Tuesday by UEFA’s executive committee to remain in the running.

A final vote will be taken on December 8, 2006 in Nyon, Switzerland.

Italy received 11 votes, the joint bid of Croatia and Hungary received nine. The Poland-Ukraine bid got received votes, Turkey six and Greece two.