WARSAW, EURO 2012 Qualifying Draw
As if worrying about Ukraine’s hotels, roads and airports was not enough, UEFA President Michel Platini had other questions to answer in his press conference on the eve of the European Championship qualifying draw.
Depressingly, four separate English journalists asked him the same question in different wording about John Terry’s sex scandal, speciously implying a parallel with the one in 1982 when France sent Jean-Francois Larios home from the World Cup after he had been seeing Platini’s wife.
Thankfully the French legend was made of stronger stuff than to lower himself to those hacks’ baiting, but seemed to lose patience eventually by Togel Hongkong replying ‘I really don’t care’, which was met by applause by some non-Anglo writers. Platini did deflect a question about misbehaving rich stars by alluding to his plan to ban insolvent clubs from UEFA competitions.”What annoys me are the clubs who pay these high salaries when they don’t have the money,” he made a point of telling the hall.
Platini had started the press conference by referring to the continued uncertainly over the host nations’ suitability in many eyes. “We are working on it…these things will develop,” he semi-reassured the gathered media, whose experience of snowbound Warsaw has probably been a shock after the effortless charm of Vienna in the summer of 2008.After many deadlines, the eight venues are now at last “final” according to Platini, but one journalist still asked if Krakow, with its …