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Delaney leaving nothing to chance for Euros

THE FAI have promised to do everything in their power to make sure that Ireland's Euro 2012 adventure will unfold without any of the logistical calamities which characterised World Cup 2002.

"We want to make sure the training camp is correct," said Chief Executive John Delaney (left), speaking ahead of tonight's draw.

"Ultimately, hotels are hotels. The most important thing is to get the pitch right, not like a while back."

Desperate to avoid a repeat of Saipan, Delaney and his staff will work quickly to nail down training camp venues and hotels.

"We want to get our tournament training camp and hotel picked quickly, absolutely.

"Then we can organise our pre-tournament training camp, where we're going to be based after whatever games we have in May."

The most likely scenario is that Giovanni Trapattoni and his players will be based in Poland and commute from there to the three group fixtures.

"The €40,000 allowance that UEFA gives for each flight is helpful towards that and other countries are looking to stay in Poland regardless of whether they're drawn in the Ukraine," said Delaney."


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