Portuguese FA director laments pitch condition of Bosnia & Herzegovina Euro 2012 play-off match

The Euro 2004 finalists believe that the state of the surface is not optimal for Friday's game and stated that Uefa should have moved the match to a different stadium
Portuguese FA sporting director Carlos Godinho has declared that the venue chosen for the first-leg of the Euro 2012 play-offs against Bosnia & Herzegovina is improper.

Representatives from the Portuguese federation had already launched a complaint to Uefa regarding the state of the turf at the Bilino Polje in Zenica.

The governing body for European football later dismissed Portugal's request to have the match moved to a different stadium and stressed that an expert had been hired to keep the turf in a good condition.

However, after looking at photos of the turf, Godinho has expressed his concerns about the state of the surface for Friday's match.

"The turf is even worse than it was when it was first inspected, after the play-off draw," he told Lusa.

"We lament that Uefa did not do enough for the game to be played in the best conditions."

After visiting Bosnia on Friday, Portugal host Safet Susic's men at Lisbon's Estadio da Luz on November 15.