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UEFA warns Ukraine over government meddling

UEFA warns Ukraine over government meddling

UEFA has warned Ukraine that it could be stripped of the hosting rights for the 2012 European Championship if politicians and officials try to unseat football federation leader Grygoriy Surkis.
UEFA says it has joined FIFA in giving Ukraine until next Friday to stop interfering in the federation's affairs or face suspension from world football.
UEFA says Ukraine's co-hosting of Euro 2012 "would not be tenable" if the country is suspended.
The ultimatum was issued after a meeting of UEFA's executive committee, which includes Surkis.
Surkis has a mandate to lead the Ukrainian football federation through 2012.
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino says he's confident the problems will be resolved in the next week.


Updated : 2021-03-05 14:29 GMT+08:00