thumbnail Hello,
Video Profile: Welcome to Kiev - the venue for the Euro 2012 final

Video Profile: Welcome to Kiev - the venue for the Euro 2012 final

Getty Images

Goal.com will tell you everything you need to know about the European Championship's impressive stadiums and host cities

Kiev is the largest host city at Euro 2012 with a population of nearly 2.8 million, and it is of little surprise that the Olympic Stadium is also the biggest venue and will hold final on July 1.

Co-hosts Ukraine will begin their quest for glory in the nation's capital on June 11 when they take on Sweden, who will play all of their games in the same stadium.

The Swedes will then take on England and France at the 60,000-capacity arena on June 15 and June 19 respectively.

Following that, the stadium will welcome fans to a quarter-final between the winner of Group D and runner-up from Group C on June 24, before crowning the winner one week later.

Not just known for their two football teams, Dinamo and Arsenal Kiev, the city boasts the extravagant Opera Hotel which is owned by Ukraine's wealthiest businessman Rinat Akhmetov (who also owns Shakhtar Donetsk), and is the birth-place of beautiful actress Milla Jovovich.

You can read more about the cities that are playing host to Euro 2012 matches by clicking here.

Related

From the web