EURO 2020 to be hosted by European continent –UEFA

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Updated December 7, 2012

UEFA general secretary; Gianni Infantino has confirmed that EURO 2020 will span across the the usual practice of one or two host nations as it has been decided that it will be staged in a number of cities across Europe, a decision that was taken during a meeting in Lausanne on Thursday, an idea that nurtured initially by UEFA president Michel Platini.

Gianni Infantino updated reporters after the meeting.

“Some important decisions have been taken,” he told reporters.

“UEFA Euro 2020 will be staged across the continent, in various major cities, following a decision taken today.

“The response has been extremely positive from all the national associations.”

The bidding process is scheduled to begin in March, when the format and number of host cities will be decided, although Wembley has already been put forward as a potential venue for the final.

FA chairman David Bernstein said: “Clearly Wembley is incredibly highly thought of by UEFA and it is something we will push for.

“UEFA want to hold the semi-finals and the final on the same ground, or in the same city and I think we would be on their shortlist – but there would be some strong competition.

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