By Euro Weekly News Media • 19 September 2014 • 17:01
LONDON’S Wembley Stadium has won a unanimous vote to host the Euro 2020 cup final and semi-finals.
Glasgow and Dublin have also been chosen to host matches, although Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium missed out on the opportunity to play a part in Europe’s first ever pan-continental Euros.
The English Football Association (EFA) won the vote unanimously after Germany’s FA (DFB) pulled out of the bidding in order to focus on hosting the Euro 2024 finals.
Hampden Park in Glasgow and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin will both host a last 16 match and three group matches.
Speaking to the BBC, the EFA’s Chairman Greg Dyke said: “This bidding process was open to more than 50 Uefa countries so for Wembley to be recognised in this way is testament to a lot of hard work behind the scenes.”
According to England Manager Roy Hodgson, the chance to win the Euro 2020 finals in Wembley will be a massive incentive for his players.
He said: “”For the young team that is emerging, many of those players will be at their best football years in 2020.
“If the young players of today don’t use this to spur them on then they are making a mistake.
“By 2020 some of them will be playing their fifth tournament and that is the type of experience you can’t buy.”
The idea for the Euro 2020 finals to be spread across the continent comes from Uefa President Michel Platini, and is thought to be a celebration of the special nature of the tournament with the 60th anniversary of European Football Confederation.
The cities to host matches during the euro 2020 tournament are as follows:
Semi-finals and Final Wembley Stadium (London, England)
Three group games and one Quarter-final Stadio Olimpico (Rome, Italy) Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany) Baku Olympic Stadium (Baku, Azerbaijan) Zenit Arena (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Three group games and one Last-16 match Hampden Park (Glasgow, Scotland) Aviva Stadium (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) San Mames Stadium (Bilbao, Spain) Euro Stadium (Brussels, Belgium) Ferenc Puskas Stadium (Budapest, Hungary) National Arena (Bucharest, Romania) Amsterdam Arena (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Parken Stadium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
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