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Sep 21 13 6:18 PM

Meaby they are not bidding because they cannot build such big stadiums...?

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Sep 22 13 5:08 PM

pieter wrote:
anyone knows the assistance of Armenia-Denmark.....? the stadium is to big , I think , for a rather small country. And the need of 50.000 stadiums exclude the smaller nations, like the Baltic countries, Norway, Macedonia, Slovenia, Slovakia..... 

Attendance of Armenia-Denmark was 23,000.

Not such a bad attendance.

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Sep 12 14 7:38 PM

*Resisting urge to make a comeback over how Scotland are bidding for the Group Stage package* smiley: wink... the announcement on the winning bidders is set to be made a week from now on 19 September.

Recent additions to the England-Germany deal suggest that Germany will also offer their backing for an England 2028 bid as well as England 2020 (Final Stages) in exchange for English backing of Germany 2024. Obviously there is still the rest of Europe to win over but this sounds like a brilliant arrangement smiley: happy. Very much a supporter of tournaments being taken to new locations but the European Championships could be heading exclusively to probably the 3 most renowned host nations on the continent in the next 4 editions...

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/03/england-euro-2020-final-germany-2024

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Sep 19 14 4:57 PM

ToolateEnglandhavewon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29251585 smiley: smile. Now onto 2028...

So, following on from France 2016, UEFA Euro 2020 can now be referred to as England/Germany/Italy/Russia/Azerbaijan/Hungary/Belgium/Romania/Netherlands/Spain/Scotland/Ireland/Denmark 2020. Got it?

Happy to see Denmark get in as well as Scotland, first time that the city of the first official international match gets to host a major tournament, although they beat Wales to it by one single vote smiley: mad. Others to miss out are Sweden, Bulgaria, Israel, Macedonia, and Belarus. 7 of the co-hosts are first-timers for this tournament, 8 if you include reunified Germany.

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Sep 19 14 5:18 PM

How Denmark and Russia (?!) got it but not Sweden with a bigger and more recent arena is beyond me. And Baku? Everyone's talking about FIFA corruption but UEFA certainly is no better.

www.soccer-db.info - football internationals

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#29 [url]

Sep 19 14 6:22 PM

I suppose there will be no host country qualified, that is a good thing


in Baku, there is a lot of oil and money, but good to see a small country to host a match


logical no games in Jerusalem, no guarantee to have the "problems" solved by 2020....


for the rest: megalomania (24 teams  already in 2016), in Asia they will also have 24 teams in 2019, why not invite everybody?  

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Sep 20 14 6:27 PM

Parken is a great stadium with similar attributes to Friends Arena (retractable roof, etc.) but perhaps a bit more 'character', plus Friends Arena won't be a brand new stadium by the time 2020 rolls around. There is also the matter of Denmark never previously hosting the tournament, not a deciding measure but may have helped considering Sweden have hosted before and Denmark are unlikely to ever do so on their own.

As for Russia (also never hosted), they will be using a new 69,500-seat stadium in St Petersbug, set to be used for the World Cup.

The stadium in Azerbaijan is also a new build. Baku has been getting the vote for plenty of international events to host in this decade, there's the first-ever European Olympics next year, 2012 FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup, Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (although that one is down to winning the contest, which has its own 'voting controversies' smiley: indifferent), and strangest of all, hosting the 'European Grand Prix' in F1 as of 2016 on a Baku Street Circuit, F1 being the only one of those events which has Azerbaijan down as an Asian country...

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Sep 22 14 5:59 PM

mattsanger92 wrote:
So, following on from France 2016, UEFA Euro 2020 can now be referred to as England/Germany/Italy/Russia/Azerbaijan/Hungary/Belgium/Romania/Netherlands/Spain/Scotland/Ireland/Denmark 2020. Got it?

Or EGIRAHBRNSSID 2020 for short.  Or if anagrams are allowed, how about  BIDS GARNISHER

Or BIAS HERD GRINS, which seems appropriate in these situations.
Or possibly BANISH GIRDERS, a cruel slight against Irn Bru following the referendum.

Also actually the first international match was in Partick, not Glasgow (although Partick later became part of Glasgow).

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Sep 22 14 6:02 PM

pieter wrote:
for the rest: megalomania (24 teams  already in 2016), in Asia they will also have 24 teams in 2019, why not invite everybody?  

Yes, like the old Asian Games system, could be fun.  I did suggest this already on another topic (about making the World Cup a direct knockout).   But perhaps they know that 24 is the best number.



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Sep 22 14 8:16 PM

Knew about Partick, and would use that as the answer if anyone asked where the match was played, but was just generalising for convenience's sake and the Glasgow context here. Not many people would say that the final of this tournament is going to be in Brent...

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Sep 23 14 1:34 PM

mattsanger92 wrote:
Knew about Partick, and would use that as the answer if anyone asked where the match was played, but was just generalising for convenience's sake and the Glasgow context here. Not many people would say that the final of this tournament is going to be in Brent...

Indeed, though Brent is part of "London"  (as in Greater London).  Whereas Partick was not part of Glasgow at that time.
Although, Wembley was formerly a borough in itself (of Middlesex, pre 1965).  It still has a Harrow postcode rather than a London one. 

A lot of these famous or national stadiums are technically just outside the cities with which they are most synonymous, especially those constructed more recently.  Which makes it awkward for pedants such as myself to list matches.


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Sep 24 14 8:33 PM

Or the more irritating on the eye moments when tournament organisers can't make their mind up for the city name on the stadium overlays... official host cities in recent international tournaments have included those famed locations of Innsbruck-Tirol and Mangaung/Bloemfontein...

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