UEFA president invites everybody to enjoy celebration of football in Ukraine and Poland
Platini noted that the challenge on preparations for the tournament "has been proudly met, despite the various difficulties that have cropped up along the way."
"Stadiums have been built or renovated, airports, transport systems and hotels developed and modernized and all the necessary improvements made. In short, both countries are now ready to host our continent's biggest football tournament in conditions worthy of an event of this magnitude," he said.
"This, in itself, is extremely encouraging and all the work, effort, discussions, patience and goodwill it has taken to get us this far should be acknowledged. But this is neither the time nor the place for analysis. Right now, it is all about looking forward to watching Europe's best national teams in action, being bowled over by the feats of the players and sharing the excitement of the supporters – in other words, getting swept up in a great month-long international celebration of football," he said.
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