UEFA president Michel Platini has expressed pride and satisfaction over the organisation of Euro 2012, ahead of Sunday's final in Kiev between Italy and holders Spain.
"The overwhelming feeling I have today is pride," said Platini.
"Pride for Poland and Ukraine, so often decried but who proved they were up to the task by putting on such a great tournament. And pride for the people of Poland and Ukraine, who were such wonderful hosts.
"Good luck, France (hosts of the European Championship in 2016), because the bar has been set very high."
UEFA President Michel Platini smiles on March 22, 2012 during the opening of the annual UEFA Congress meeting, the official gathering of UEFA's 53 member associations, in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC