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With Euro 2020 set to be staged among 13 cities across Europe, UEFA have announced 32 of its members are hoping to host a game in their home nation – most notably, with the United Kingdom & Ireland telling UEFA of their desire to stage a number of games in each home nation respectively.

England (London), Scotland (Glasgow) Wales (Cardiff) Republic of Ireland (Dublin) are the city choices that have been sent in to UEFA. An official decision on the 13 cities to be chosen will be made on the 25th of September next year.

The England Football Association are hoping to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley, however UEFA president Michel Platini has previously revealed his desire for Istanbul to host the finals if the Turkish city were to miss out on hosting the 2020 Olympics games – which they did.

The format will change for Euro 2020, with 16 teams expanding to 24, to mark 60 years since the European body was formed.

‘We’re extremely proud to see more than half of our member associations willing to host matches at Euro 2020. The finals will be a great celebration of football across the European continent, and the 60th anniversary edition will be truly special to all football fans.’ – Michel Platini.

source – bbc sport

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