The German Football Association has quashed rumors that it is going to help co-host the European Football Championships with Poland in 2012.
The Association’s Secretary General Wolfgang Niersbach said that Germany won’t apply to organize the tournament should UEFA take away the right to host it from Poland and Ukraine.
He added that Germany supports the current hosts of EURO 2012.
The statement comes a few days before the session of executives of the European football authorities who are to meet in Bordeaux at the end of the week to evaluate the state of preparations to the event in Poland and Ukraine.
Earlier on, the media suggested that if the results of this evaluation are negative, UEFA is likely to change the location of the championships.
One of the emergency scenarios provided for a joint organization of the tournament by Poland and Germany, if UEFA decided to penalize Ukraine for its sluggishness in constructing stadiums and other infrastructure.