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UEFA to Name Euro 2020 Host Cities in September

Fri 15th Aug 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

The UEFA Executive Committee will select the 13 host associations for UEFA EURO 2020 on Friday 19 September 2014. 

The decision to stage a "EURO for Europe" in various major cities throughout the continent follows an initial idea presented by the UEFA President Michel Platini in consultation with UEFA’s member associations, and it was ratified by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Lausanne in December 2012.

The matches have been split into 13 different packages. There are 12 standard packages, including three group matches and one knockout round match (round of 16 or quarter-finals), and one package for the semi-finals and the final.

The 19 member associations/cities that have submitted bid dossiers for the standard package, in alphabetical order, are: Azerbaijan/Baku, Belarus/Minsk, Belgium/Brussels, Bulgaria/Sofia, Denmark/Copenhagen, England/London, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia/Skopje, Germany/Munich, Hungary/Budapest, Israel/Jerusalem, Italy/Rome, Netherlands/Amsterdam, Republic of Ireland/Dublin, Romania/Bucharest, Russia/Saint Petersburg, Scotland/Glasgow, Spain/Bilbao, Sweden/Stockholm and Wales/Cardiff.

The member associations/cities that have submitted bid dossiers for the semi-finals/final package, in alphabetical order, are: England/London and Germany/Munich.

The programme for the day of the UEFA EURO 2020 hosts announcement ceremony is as follows:

• 09.00-13.00 – Deliberation and voting by the UEFA Executive Committee

• 13.00 – Announcement of the host associations of UEFA EURO 2020

• 13.30 – Press conference, interviews with winning associations and bidding delegations

Voting procedure

The distribution of the bids into between six and eight geographical zones will be approved prior to the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on Thursday 18 September, by members of the UEFA Executive Committee whose member association is not among the 19 bidders.

Regional zoning, each comprising at least two venues, will ensure that matches take place throughout Europe.

The voting process itself will comprise four successive phases.

The first voting phase will determine the association/city that will host the final and semi-finals. The second phase will determine the four associations/cities that will each host one quarter-final and three group matches. The third phase will determine one association/city (to host one round of 16 match and three group matches) in each geographical zone that has not yet been selected in the first two phases. And the fourth phase will determine the remaining associations/cities that will each host one round of 16 match and three group matches.

The full bid regulations of UEFA EURO 2020, including the detailed voting process, can be found here:http://uefa.to/1hIRlIt.

Image: REUTERS/Jean Pierre Amet 

Posted by: Kev Howland 

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