Shakira opens host stadium for Euro 2012 final with Ukraine Prez

London: Shakira joined forces with Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych, to inaugurate a 70,000-seater stadium in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev that will host the final of Euro 2012 football championships.

The Colombian pop star was joined by hundreds of performers in an elaborate ceremony at the opening.

The reconstruction of the Soviet-era stadium is seen as a milestone on Ukraine’s path to hosting the tournament, despite having concerns that key facilities would not be ready in time.

“The reconstruction and opening of the stadium demonstrates to the whole world that we can have business in the Ukraine,” the BBC quoted Yanukovych as saying.


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