OVERALL VIEW OF THE STADIUM OF LIGHT OF BENFICA BEING PREPARED FOR EURO
Overall view of the old Stadium of Light of Benfica being demolished in
Lisbon and the construction area for the new one on March 4, 2002.
Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio has called for a meeting on
Wednesday to discuss hosting the 2004 European championships after
problems over revamping the stadiums that will stage matches at the
tournament. Benfica and Porto, two of Portugal's leading clubs, have
said in recent weeks that they cannot afford to rebuild their
centrepiece stadiums without financial support from local city
councils, both of which changed hands in recent local elections.
REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro