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Poland may be stripped of their position as Euro 2012 co-hosts and also lose two matches at the WC2010 qualifiers...

Poland fail to meet Fifa deadline
in BBC Football
06.10.2008


Poland risked suspension from all competitions and losing the right to co-host Euro 2012 after they missed a Fifa deadline of 1100 BST on Monday.

Fifa had demanded Poland reinstate their Football Association after it was suspended by the country's government and replaced by an administrator.

Fifa said on Monday it had received new information but awaited a full report.

Poland face being handed an automatic 3-0 defeat in their upcoming World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic.

Uefa has threatened to take Euro 2012 away from Poland - co-hosts along with Ukraine - if it fails to reinstate its Football Association.

Poland's arbitration tribunal suspended the FA (PZPN) last week and named an administrator after failing to address corruption issues.

But Fifa and Uefa have refused to recognise the administrator appointed to run the country's FA.

Uefa spokesman William Gaillard said on Friday: "The rules are clear. We offered Euro 2012 to the FA, not the government.

"So if the FA are not in place or suspended then they are not in a position to host the tournament."

Fifa has said it would ignore any correspondence from the newly installed board as the sport's world governing body's statutes forbid government intervention in football affairs.

And Gaillard added: "We are standing firm with Fifa. Our patience has limits and we are very close to the limit.

"If the FA is not reinstated by Monday's deadline then we will have serious discussions about the future of Euro 2012 immediately. We will not wait any longer."

Last week both Poland and Ukraine were given a reprieve after a report criticised their lack of progress in preparing to hold Euro 2012.

"We gave Poland another chance and then there was this coup on Monday. It is very annoying," stated Gaillard.

"We have done everything we can for Poland and Ukraine. We have bent over backwards to help them and this makes us very unhappy."

Poland, who are in the same World Cup qualifying group as Northern Ireland, could be handed automatic 3-0 defeats against Czech Republic and Slovakia.

A Fifa statement said further action would be considered when the executive committee meets in Zurich on 23-24 October, with Uefa's emergency panel scheduled to meet at about the same time.

Poland were threatened with being thrown out of qualifying for Euro 2008 when the PZPN was suspended in January 2007.
 

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wow.... they better get on this. FIFA is right on the money on this one
 

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If UEFA didn't hate the Italian FIGC so much then everything would be fine. Despite the reported issues in Italian football, those issues are mostly just media hype and Italian football is far cleaner and tamer than what you find in Eastern Europe (though a long way from Western Europe).
 

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FIFA should realise that they are not some kind of holy church who is above the law. If there are issues in local FA's and the laws of the country have been broken, then some action must be taken. But FIFA goes all apeshit every time some governmental measures are taken against corrupt FA's. They are the biggest supporters of administrative corruption in football.
 

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fifa is wrong here. it is in their interest that corruption be stopped and now they're threatening poles with sanctions and stuff if politics stops intervening within the football.

well that gives them the image that they're on corrupt fa's side.
 

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fifa is wrong here. it is in their interest that corruption be stopped and now they're threatening poles with sanctions and stuff if politics stops intervening within the football.

well that gives them the image that they're on corrupt fa's side.

The BIH FA is as corrupt as it gets... I was somehow hoping that FIFA would eventualy realise this and do something against it but this is a sign that they don't really care, if anything they'll help to reinstall our FA if we somehow managed to get rid of them.
 

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Maybe Ukraine can host the tournament alone.:D

Ukraine should had gone with Russia though Russia have the winter olympics in 2014.
 

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I wouldn't be shocked if in 15-20 years...because of political correctness and the money involved, the European Championships will be played in places like Japan, China, UAE etc.. wouldn't surprise me one bit
 

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Uefa are idiots for giving us the Euro. These clashes between the FA and the government are not new, they happen regularly. And we've been threatened with sanctions in the past. The whole sports infrastructure is a ridiculous mess.

As for those slamming Fifa on this. So Fifa is corrupt and they shouldn't be trying to interfere with the situation. But the FA is most likely corrupt to the bone, and who knows about the government. So as long as the government and the FA is bickering there's not gonna be any progress, ie. someone has to intervene.
 

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See, more reason they should have given it to Croatia/Hungary. :stuckup:
True this.:thumbsup:

Also: Croatia cant purchase the rights to show the qualifier between Ukraine and Croatia tomorrow.

This might be the first such case where a country playing in the qualifier does not get the right to purchase the rights!:thmbdown::thmbdown:

I am utterly dissapointed!
 
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