Euro 2020 to take place across Europe, says UEFA

Turkey, which has put itself forward as a candidate for 2020 alongside Azerbaijan and Georgia and a three-way bid from the Republic of Ireland, Wales and Scotland, was the only country opposed to the project.

updated: December 06, 2012 23:42 IST
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Lausanne: UEFA's executive committee has given the green light to holding the European championships in 2020 across the continent, the ruling body's secretary-general Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

Former French captain Michel Platini, who is president of UEFA, first mooted the idea of holding the tournament in a number of cities earlier this year, as a way of avoiding high costs at a time of dire financial constraints in many countries.

"UEFA Euro 2020 will be staged across the continent, in various major cities, following a decision taken today," said Infantino, calling the tournament in eight years' time "A Euro for Europe".

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