With two month remaining before the Uefa Euro 2012 kickoff, all the tickets for the continental football championship have sold out.
The tournament in Poland and Ukraine broke all records in terms of fan interest, with over 12 million ticket applications.
“There won’t be an empty seat at any stage of Euro 2012,” Martin Kallen, Euro 2012 operations director, told the Ukraina 2012 information center. “There are figures which show that all the tickets for the championship are sold. You can close this topic and turn to actual football. This championship will be a landmark event. Never before in the history of European football have we witnessed such huge attention towards the Euros.”
Fans from co-host countries Poland and Ukraine, as well as football lovers from England, the Netherlands and Sweden were the most active participants of the tickets campaign.
Kallen also explained that UEFA deliberately delays the sending of tickets to the buyers. The supporters will get their passes to Euro 2012 after May 10 to avoid the creation of fakes.
Poland, Czech Republic and Greece will be Russia’s rivals in the group stages at Euro 2012.(source)