UEFA officials are set to complete their visit to the last of the country’s bidding to host EURO 2008, ahead of the final decision on 12 December
The UEFA inspectors arrived in Athens today, to evaluate the Greek end of the joint bid between Greece and Turkey.
The Greek league is currently in an enforced hiatus. This follows the member clubs’ decision to shut-down the league as a protest at the government’s refusal to compensate them following the collapse of the TV deal.
It is understood that the current predicament of the Greek league, will not affect the decision of the panel.
The panel is there to assess the quality of stadia and facilities, and is reported to have been impressed by the standard of both, in Turkey.
In total, including the Turkey-Greece bid, there are seven bids to host Euro 2008, five joint bids; Scotland-Ireland, Switzerland-Austria, Croatia-Bosniaand a four-way Scandinavian bid, and two individual bids from Russia and Hungary.
Along with the bonus of automatic qualification for the event, the successful bid is likely to significantly boost the economy of the host nation.