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May 16 12 8:37 AM

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The deadline for bidders to this tournament has passed and there are now three candidates: Turkey, Scotland/Wales/Ireland, and Georgia. Turkey are favourites on paper, but have an 2020 Olympic bid running as well, so there are a few factors at play here...

Who do you want to see win?

http://footy-fever.com/blog/uefa-euro-2020-celtic-gate-crashers/

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May 16 12 11:24 AM

I'm surprised that's all we've to chose from. If the FA submitted a bid they would surely get it. The trio could do but it's another logistical nightmare for fans.

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May 16 12 6:46 PM

trekky76 wrote:
The trio could do but it's another logistical nightmare for fans.

I don't think it will be a logistical nightmare for the fans. Distances between the Turkish venues are much bigger. Nevertheless I think Turkey will have the best chance to get Euro 2020. Turkey has a relatively strong league and its economy is booming.

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May 17 12 11:02 AM

It's been rumoured Turkey already was promised the championship; perhaps explains the lack of alternatives as the other associations don't want to waste money like the FA did with their world cup bid..

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Sep 25 12 3:16 PM

An update to the current state of affairs: Azerbaijan have joined the Georgia bid to form a pair, while Platini has suggested that if none of the three bidders can meet standards, then he has a proposal for the tournament to be co-hosted in cities across Europe (with no details on how that would work for team qualification, etc. ), with England offering to host the 'final stages' in 2020 if that idea goes ahead.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/sep/24/wembley-euro-2020-uefa-final

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Dec 7 12 11:54 AM

UEFA EURO 2020 to be held across continent
http://www.uefa.com/uefa/aboutuefa/organisation/executivecommittee/news/newsid=1904009.html#uefa+euro+2020+held+across+continent

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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Dec 7 12 12:41 PM

Tanaka wrote:
UEFA EURO 2020 to be held across continent
http://www.uefa.com/uefa/aboutuefa/organisation/executivecommittee/news/newsid=1904009.html#uefa+euro+2020+held+across+continent


Turkey were the only country who voted against this, apparently.

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Dec 7 12 1:21 PM

TheRoonBa wrote:
Tanaka wrote:
UEFA EURO 2020 to be held across continent
http://www.uefa.com/uefa/aboutuefa/organisation/executivecommittee/news/newsid=1904009.html#uefa+euro+2020+held+across+continent


Turkey were the only country who voted against this, apparently.


Yet they withdrew their bid because of the 2020 Olympics bidding. I think they wanted their close buddies Azerbaijan to get the hosting.

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Dec 8 12 12:20 PM

UEFA have said that it's a one-off move to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the tournament... hopefully they'll stick to that as doing it more than as an experiment would seriously devalue it.

Don't mind the idea of England hosting the Final Stages, though, should go nicely with the 2013 UEFA European U-17 Women's Championship...

http://footy-fever.com/blog/uefa-euro-2020-uefa-declare-pan-euro-euros-for-60th-celebration/

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Sep 20 13 5:50 PM

An update on the bidding process, 32 nations have thrown their hat into the ring for the 13 'match packages' available, so it would probably be easier to just list the ones that haven't put a bid in, but instead here's a link to the 32 that did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020

UEFA claim they will be focusing mainly on nations which have never hosted the tournament before (by my count 20 of the bidders can claim this), although if it is as sentimental as they say it will be then England (inventors of football), France (birthplace of the tournament), and Switzerland (home of UEFA) at the very least shouldn't be ignored in the process.

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Sep 21 13 4:12 AM

"match packages"...
I personally don't care where matches are played, with two provisos:
(1) no matches in any country which has ongoing issues with spectator racism or other forms of abuse. This rules out about half of them.
(2) priority should be given to countries who can fill a stadium, even when the match does not involve their own team. I don't want to see large empty stadiums with running tracks, like I saw in Armenia vs Denmark recently, looked less than half full for arguably the biggest match in Armenia's history. Maybe Armenians prefer to see "big" teams rather than their own, but in that case they can watch on TV.

Or maybe UEFA should follow FIFA's example, and have the matches spread across the Gulf countries.
Only one German city has applied, presumably on the basis that as UEFA will select only one per country, they shouldn't spread themselves thin.

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Sep 21 13 11:30 AM

personally I hope Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaidjan will get some matches........For this kind of countries it will be the only chance to host this kind of games ....

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Sep 21 13 2:43 PM

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..... 

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Sep 21 13 5:39 PM

Agree with the principle being set by UEFA as wrong, but for the record they aren't entirely excluding the nations with smaller stadiums, as 2 of the Group Stage / Knock-Out 'packages' will be permitted to have a 30,000-50,000 seater stadium as 'exceptions'. Given the stadium sizes in 2008 and 2012, though, this seems to be an inbalanced proportion that will affect the smaller nations' chances. I don't see why it can't just be a more open bidding process for any nation/city/stadium combination that wants to enter, UEFA will soon weed out the ones they don't want.

P.S. - Norway, Slovakia, and Slovenia are amongst those not bidding...

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