Quarter-final could be played under roof

Portugal and the Czech Republic would not object to playing their Euro 2012 quarter-final clash at the National Stadium under a closed roof if required by poor weather conditions, a UEFA spokeswoman said.

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This picture taken on March 29, 2012 shows a room in the Dwor Oliwski hotel in Gdansk, where the German national football team will be based for the Euro 2012 football championships from June 8, 2012 to July 1, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI

European soccer's governing body had said it would seek to keep the roof open for the rest of the tournament after a much-criticised decision to close it ahead of the opening match between co-hosts Poland and Greece due to a thunderstorm.

Polish media and officials complained that humid conditions in the stadium contributed to their team's poor second-half performance.

"In the morning we held a team meeting with both teams and there was a question about closing the roof. Both teams agreed if such a need arises," said UEFA spokeswoman Ewa Prokopiak.

Weather forecasters predict an overcast sky on Thursday night with a chance of thunderstorms.

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