European Football Championship in 2020 will be held in 13 countries.
European Football Championship in 2020 will be held in 13 cities across Europe, the UEFA Executive Committee decided.
Secretary-General Gianni Infantino stated that any European country can apply only one stadium, with the semifinals and final will be played at the same facility.
Cities and stadiums, which will play 24 teams will be selected in September 2014 Revolutionary change was adopted in December by the idea of UEFA president Michel Platini and will replace the current practice one or two countries to jointly organize the European Championships. The change should help the smaller countries to receive at least one game of the championship.
Candidates will be able to fight for a standard hosting package with three group matches and a phase of direct elimination or special package including both semifinals and the final. Any party wishing can make an offer for both packages.
Requiring UEFA stadium for the last three games of Euro 2020 have a capacity of 70 thousand spectators, 60 thousand for the quarter and 50 thousand for the meetings of the group stage. The plant may allow two exceptions stadium with 30 thousand seats as part of the first matches of the tournament. "So many more countries will be eligible," said Michel Platini.
In the application can be turned on and a project to build a new stadium, to be completed no later than 2016 applications will be accepted until September.
Euro 2020 will be 24 teams divided into six groups, each group will have at least two household members. Each qualifying tournament will be hosted guaranteed two games before his own audience in the group stage, but not in direct elimination.