Platini on a mission

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UEFA president Michel Platini will use his visit to Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland and Ukraine over the next two days as a "top-level fact-finding mission".

Platini, who is leading a 10-strong UEFA delegation to the two nations over the next 48 hours, is expected to demand guarantees over the readiness of the main two stadiums for the event - in Warsaw and Kiev.

"This visit is part of a top-level fact-finding mission to Poland and the Ukraine," said the France legend. "We will meet with the countries´ leaders and hold discussions with all the relevant bodies in charge of the preparations for UEFA EURO 2012, in order to take stock of the current situation within the two countries."

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