NICOSIA - An Italian government official has called for a judicial investigation into allegations that the 2012 European Championship was corruptly awarded to Poland and Ukraine.
Italy was considered the favorite entering the 2012 vote but Poland and Ukraine won the organization of Euro 2012.
Former Cypriot Football Association official Spyros Marangos alleges that UEFA officials sold the tournament rights for Euro 11 million ($15 million) in 2007 and UEFA (president: the french Platini, who elected - oh strange! - france to host Euro 2016) has threatened Marangos unless he provides proof. Marangos alleged to have evidence of corruption surrounding the appointment and went public with his claims in German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, saying that justice must be done with Euro 2012 given to Italy.
Among the 12 voters, 4 voted Italy and 4 were paid to vote against, one with €3,15mil and €2mil each the other three, and the money was inside a TEDDY BEAR ! What a sweet asshole.
Italy cabinet undersecretary and sports delegate said that judicial authorities should intervene and that "if crimes emerge they should be prosecuted." He added that Italy would be ready to host Euro 2012 if needed. Ukraine can barely host this international event, Poland is still building the roads... In some years also the hotels, stations, airports and regular stadiums, definitely maybe.