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Baku approved as candidate for holding 2020 European Football Championship

Society Materials 20 September 2013 14:20 (UTC +04:00)
UEFA has approved Baku as a candidate for holding the 2020 European Football Championship, the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) told Trend on Friday.
Baku approved as candidate for holding 2020 European Football Championship

Azerbaijan, Baku, September 20 /Trend/

UEFA has approved Baku as a candidate for holding the 2020 European Football Championship, the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) told Trend on Friday.

The decision was adopted at a meeting of the presidents and secretary generals of national federations of UEFA members held in Croatian Dubrovnik, AFFA said.

It will be possible to assess he chances for Baku's inclusion in the list of 13 championship organisers after the list of rival cities is published.

The list of candidate cities include: Great Britain (London), Azerbaijan (Baku), Armenia (Yerevan ), Belarus (Minsk), Belgium (Brussels), Bulgaria (Sofia), FYR Macedonia (Skopje), Hungary (Budapest), Germany (Munich), Greece (Athens), Denmark (Copenhagen), Israel (Jerusalem), Ireland (Dublin), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia), Italy (Rome, Milan), Kazakhstan (Astana), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Warsaw, Chorzów), Portugal (Lisbon, Porto), Russia (St. Petersburg), Romania (Bucharest); Serbia (Belgrade), Turkey (Istanbul), Ukraine (Kiev, Donetsk), Wales (Cardiff), Finland (Helsinki), France (Lyon), Croatia (Zagreb), Czech Republic (Prague), Switzerland (Basel), Sweden (Solna ) and Scotland (Glasgow).

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