Roy Hodgson, England New Manager

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Roy Hodgson
Experience as a national team coach to be the main factor that makes the FA office entrusted to the England team manager Roy Hodgson. Roy Hodgson has appeared in a major tournament with the Swiss to the 1994 World Cup. He has extensive contacts with UEFA and FIFA as well as reap the respect and be accepted at any club in the world. This is the first time the FA appointed England manager ever experienced in the international arena.

Harry Redknapp has been touted by many as the favorite for the role since the departure of the Fabio Capello in February, but the FA decided not to contact the Tottenham manager. One of the concerns the FA is said to have had over the Spurs boss is whether he shared their vision for the National Football Center in Burton, designed as a £100 million center of excellence for coaching.

Roy Hodgson become the manager of the England national team from 14 May 2012 and his first project will be the Euro 2012 tournament this summer in Poland and the Ukraine. He is looking forward to starting the team's preparations. England has only two fixtures before there Euro 2012 opening game aganst France on June 11, having planned friendlies with Norway and Belgium on the May 26 and June 2, respectively.

Source : goal.com, Wikipedia, kompas.com
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Budget Stay In Kyiv During EURO 2012 Football Championship

Kyiv
Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine and the main city to host 2012 EURO football championship. It is so because on the 1st of July Kyiv will hold the most exciting event of the EURO – the final. Kyiv has been preparing for this event for 3 years and today it has all important accommodations to welcome football fans and guests of the city during 2012 European championship. The most important change done during the preparation was the reconstruction of the main stadium NSC Olimpiyskiy. More than US$ 70 million was spent to make it an "Elite class" and fully secured so FIFA would let it host the final.

Besides the stadium football fans will have an opportunity to stay in 1,500-year-old city that has numerous attractions and entertainment places. The main question is where to stay during EURO cup 2012. The variety is endless – starting with luxurious 5 star hotels and ending with student's dormitories. The budget way to stay in Kyiv includes countless hostels that have all important modern equipment and work 24 hours. The best example of such is the Central City hostel and Magic Bus which are both situated in a walking distance from NSC Olimpiyskiy, main pubs, bars and nightclubs.

Attending 2012 EURO football championship, there comes an issue where to eat without robbing your pocket. Ukrainian most popular budget places to eat are canteens that mostly serve delicious Ukrainian food and as all other places will air football matches of the EURO 2012. Every football watching spot will also provide beer and EURO 2012 game schedule.

Apart from football, Kyiv is a very beautiful and historical city that will have special sightseeing tours for fans while attending European championship 2012, which will include visiting magnificent cathedrals, palaces for a daytime and of course pub and dance clubs for nights.

The EURO 2012 football championship is the most awaited event of the year for Kyiv and its citizens. As people in Ukraine are great football lovers, there is no doubt that with the help of hospitable and fun loving people, 2012 EURO football championship will be exciting and remarkable for everybody.

Source : www.kyiv.com


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Kiev, Ukraine : Ukraine Team Base Camps

Kiev's Fact
Population (2010) :  2,797,553
City's Area :  839 km²
Coordinates :  50°27'00"N 30°31'24"E
Time Zone :  CET (UTC+2), CEST (UTC+3) when summer time
City's Website :  www.kmv.gov.ua
Team's Hotel :  Dynamo Kyiv Training Center
Team's Train Centre :  Dynamo Kyiv Training Center

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Kiev's Map
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. Dynamo Kyiv Training Center is part of the educational training facility ground operated by Ukrainian Premier League club Dynamo Kyiv located at the city limits of Kiev. The area is specifically notoriousfor having the state-owned mansions compound designed for the state high-ranking officials.

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Dynamo Kyiv Training Center
The training center include 4 football grounds including one with artificial turf with also administration area where there exists an enclosed training hall, medical facilities and a concert hall. One of the grounds has seating facilities where most official games are played at. Current capacity is about 750. The facility is considered know one of the most modern in Europe and of the highest UEFA standards.

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Kozyn, Ukraine : Sweden Team Base Camps

Kozyn's Fact
Population (2001) :  3,300
City's Area :  N/A
Coordinates :  50°13'N 30°39'E
Time Zone :  CET (UTC+2), CEST (UTC+3) when summer time
City's Website :  www.kozin.com.ua
Team's Hotel :  Platinum Hotel
Team's Train Centre :  Koncha Zaspa Training Centre

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Kozyn's Map
Kozyn is a town in Obukhiv Raion of Kiev Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Kozyn is situated on the rivers Dnieper and Kozynka, 25 km. to the south of Kiev. It is sometimes called "Beverly Hills" of Ukraine due to a lot villas of famous and rich people. The Swedish team choose Platinum Hotelin Kozyn to stay during the Euro 2012. Platinum has a health club, an indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The onsite spa at this property offers massage and treatment rooms, facial treatments, body treatments, and beauty services. complimentary wireless internet access is available in public areas. There are 5 restaurants as well as a bar/lounge.
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Platinum Hotel
Koncha Zaspa is the training complex of FC Dynamo Kyiv, which includes a covered arena and 7 football pitches and 1,200 seating capacity. The training ground has a hotel and medical centre. The training ground is not overlooked, enclosed, no covered stands, have changing rooms, floodlighting, massage facility, meeting rooms, media room, fitness room, and swimming pool.
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Koncha Zaspa Training Centre
Source : wikipedia, euro2012.ukrinform.ua


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Donetsk, Ukraine : France Team Base Camps

Donetsk's Fact
Population (2011) :  975,959
City's Area :  358 km²
Coordinates :  48°00'10"N 37°48'19"E
Time Zone :  CET (UTC+2), CEST (UTC+3) when summer time
City's Website :  www.citylife.donetsk.ua
Team's Hotel :  Kirsha Training Facility
Team's Train Centre :  Kirsha Training Facility

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Donetsk's Map
Donetsk is a large city in eastern Ukraine who are on the side of the river Kalmius. The city was founded in 1869 by a steel and mining entrepreneurs from Wales John Hughes. UNESCO recognized Donetsk as the industry's cleanest city in the world. Kirsha Training Facility is Shakhtar Donetsk FC’s former training facilities since 1953. The area is about 2300 m2 and it boasts comfortable one and two bed rooms, canteen, gymnasium, consulting room, fully equipped offices of the Medical department which includes physiotherapy complex, treatment rooms, recovery centre with swimming pool and steamroom.
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Kirsha Training Facility
The Kirsha Training Centre covers an area of 106.2 acres (0.430 km2). In all, there are nine full-size pitches at the site. Eight are natural grass pitches, and one is made of artificial turf. All of the pitches are illuminated, and three have undersoil heating. The rehabilitation centre consists of medical offices, treatment rooms, a swimming pool, steamroom, gymnasium, IT room, cinema, indoor garden, and a conference hall.
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Kirsha Training Facility
Source : wikipedia, shakhtar.com, euro2012.ukrinform.ua


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Warsaw, Poland : Russia Team Base Camps

Warsaw's Fact
Population (2009) :  1,716,855
City's Area :  516.9 km²
Coordinates :  50°3'41"N 19°56'18"E
Time Zone :  CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2) when summer time
City's Website :  www.um.warszawa.pl
Team's Hotel :  Hotel Le Meridien Bristol (www.lemeridien.pl/en)
Team's Train Centre :  Municipal Stadium Sulejowek

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Warsaw's Map
Russia base camps is same as Poland's. They use Warsaw, the capital and largest city of Poland. Hotel Le Meridien Bristol is one of the most exclusive hotels in Poland, Le Meridien Bristol. The Hotel decorated in Art Nouveau style is located just off the Royal Route, in the city centre, with just a 5 minute walk from the Old Town, the Royal Castle and the National Opera, as well as the Presidential Palace. The hotel is also near-Saski Gardens, the Copernicus Science Centre, the Botanic Gardens, the Royal Baths, the Grand Theatre, the National Museum and the National Stadium, at which the best European team’s matches will be played during the tournament. The hotel has 173 rooms and 31 suites. The d├ęcor of the rooms interior are with high ceilings, french doors and balconies, crystal chandeliers and Art Nouveau furniture. Each room is equipped with wired and wireless Internet access, a safe, LCD TV with multilingual channels, individually controlled air conditioning, and a fully stocked mini bar. The Russian representatives will have at their disposal during the tournament a modern fitness centre, a swimming pool, solarium, steam sauna and Turkish baths, massage, exercise rooms, beauty salon, hairdresser as well as a restaurant, cafe and bar. On the Hotel site there is also a Business Centre, 10 banqueting rooms, boutiques and newsstand.

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Hotel Le Meridien Bristol
The Russians will prepare for their competitive games at the private Municipal Stadium in Sulejowek near Warsaw, approximately 24 km from the city centre and the team’s accommodation location. The Stadium, where every day the local team Victoria Sulejowek trains, has two modern training pitches surrounded on three sides by the forest wall, and on the fourth, by the grandstand, having a sound system and central monitoring. It is illuminated by six masts with a power of 500 lux. The facility is also tailored to the needs of disabled people. The main arena pitch (natural playing field) is made up of seasoned, two-year grass. The pitch is equipped with a drainage system and turf irrigation, which creates a closed ecological cycle. Water is collected in a water precipitation tank and then is re-used for the watering of the main pitch. Full-sized side pitch, used as a training field having the dimensions of 105x68, and is one of the most modern designs of this type. The artificial turf at the City Stadium was certified by the International Football Federation FIFA on the 25th August 2010. The stadium grandstand will seat 1240 football fans.

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Municipal Stadium Sulejowek
Source : wikipedia, polishguide2012.pl, polandtrips.co.uk


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Opalenica, Poland : Portugal Team Base Camps

Opalenica's Fact
Population (2006) :  9,104
City's Area :  6.42 km²
Coordinates :  52°18'28"N 16°24'49"E
Time Zone :  CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2) when summer time
City's Website :  N / A
Team's Hotel :  Hotel Remes Sport & Spa (www.hotelremes.pl/en/home/)
Team's Train Centre :  Municipal Stadium Opalenica

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Opalenica's Map
Opalenica is a town in Nowy Tomysl County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. There was a narrow-gauge railway in Opalenica but it closed and was then dismantled to make way for a motorway that was going to cross the line further away from the town so there was no point in keeping the track in place because there was not going to be any chance of anyone reopening the railway line once the route was blocked by the motorway embankment. The facility of four-star Remes Sport & Spa hotel is comprised of a modern SPA & Wellness centre, a professional conference centre, a restaurant and a swimming pool. The players will have access to 54 rooms and 4 suites, all decorated in a contemporary style.

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Remes Sport & Hotel
Besides using Municipal Stadium Opalenica, The Portuguese national team will have access to training pitches adjacent to the hotel, a recreation centre and a gym. The pitches are located at the site of the Remes hotel. A training hill, run-up tracks and a wall to practice accurate shots have been prepared especially for the football players. The facility further comprises: a sports hall, stadium, tennis courts and an 8-hole golf field. This is the largest training and sports centre for professional teams in Central Europe.

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Municipal Stadium Opalenica
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