Briefly Football: French stadiums will be ready for 2016: UEFA

French stadiums will be ready for 2016: UEFA Paris: UEFA is confident France will be ready to stage the 2016 European soccer championship even though stadium construction has yet to start,officials said on Wednesday. The countdown to the tournament began as Euro 2016 organisers unveiled the logo of the continental competition which twice winners France […]

Written by Agencies | Published: June 27, 2013 4:06 am

French stadiums will be ready for 2016: UEFA

Paris: UEFA is confident France will be ready to stage the 2016 European soccer championship even though stadium construction has yet to start,officials said on Wednesday. The countdown to the tournament began as Euro 2016 organisers unveiled the logo of the continental competition which twice winners France will host for the third time,after the first edition in 1960 and a home triumph in 1984. France had to build or refurbish most of the stadiums for the tournament but that was not a concern for the European governing body,UEFA president Michel Platini told reporters.

“I think that all the stadiums will be ready,” Frenchman Platini told reporters.

Tevez gets warm welcome at Juventus

Turin: TURIN: Carlos Tevez received a warm welcome from Juventus fans upon his arrival in Italy on Wednesday,and he only needs to pass a medical before joining the club officially. Hundreds of fans swarmed around the Argentina forward when he landed at Milan’s Malpensa airport and more supporters waited for his arrival at Juventus headquarters in Turin. “I’m very happy to be with Juventus,it’s very satisfying,” Tevez told reporters before entering the Juve offices. “Juve was the club that wanted me most.” Juventus also showed how much Tevez means to the club by letting the striker wave a shirt with Alessandro Del Piero’s old No. 10 on it from a balcony.

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