England and Germany are the only countries to put in bids to host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final…
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England are firm favourites to host the final of Euro 2020, with Germany set to withdraw from the running in order to focus on a bid for Euro 2024.
The Daily Mail believes that England and Germany are the only countries to have put in bids to host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final. The tournament will be held in 13 different countries in order to celebrate the competition’s 60th anniversary.
Reports also suggest that England’s bid to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley may be completely unchallenged at next month’s vote with Germany FA chiefs considering dropping Munich’s rival bid.
Germany wants to stage Euro 2024 and its football association (DFB) may now only bid for Munich to host group games at Euro 2020 so as not to harm its campaign for the tournament four years later.
UEFA is holding Euro 2020 in 13 different countries to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament and only Wembley and Munich’s Allianz Arena have put in bids to host the climax of the competition – the semi-finals and final – ahead of the vote on the 19th September.
Qualifying for Euro 2016, which will take place in France, begins later this year, with England taking on Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and San Marino. The 2016 edition of the competition will also see the number of participating teams rise from 16 to 24 for the first time.