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SBD Global/June 22, 2012/International Football

Portuguese Have Most Expensive Hotel Of Euro 2012 Teams

Even "with their country in a severe financial crisis," the Portuguese picked the most expensive hotel of all the Euro 2012 participants, according to Rodrigo Cerqueira of LANCENET. The team from the Iberian Peninsula spends €33,174 ($41,822) a day for their stay at the Hotel Remes Sport & Spa in Opalenica, Poland. Faced with criticism, Portuguese Football Federation VP Humberto Coelho said, "Not one Portuguese will pay a cent for this. Everything that we are spending, including the prizes for the players, comes from the money we receive from UEFA." The portuguese sum "impresses when compared to the spending" of other teams teams. Germany, "one of the Euro zones strongest economies" pays €22,500 ($28,366) a day for their hotel in Gdansk, Poland. Spain who is also going through a "severe crisis" spends €4,700 ($5,925) a day for their hotel in Gniewino, Poland. Russia, Poland and Ireland who are all now eliminated from the competition spent €30,400 ($38,325), €24,000 ($30,257) and €23,000 ($28,996) a day, respectively (LANCENET, 6/21).
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