UEFA.com has published the evaluation reports that have been drawn up on the three candidates – Turkey, Italy and France – bidding to stage the UEFA EURO 2016 final round in six years' time.
The reports follow UEFA's analysis of the bid dossiers that were submitted to European football's governing body in February.
More than 100 technical criteria have been examined, including stadiums, accommodation, transport infrastructure and legal matters. Final technical workshops were held to clarify open points identified by UEFA, and official visits took place to assess government support for the 2016 final round from the country and cities.
The bidders received their respective section of the evaluation report at the end of April and met with UEFA and UEFA National Team Competitions Committee delegates at the start of May. The report published today is also sent to the bidders, the UEFA Executive Committee and National Team Competitions Committee members.
The National Team Competitions Committee will meet on 26 May to finalise technical recommendations to the Executive Committee, and the key aspects of the bid and technical evaluations will be presented by National Team Competitions Committee delegates to the Executive Committee on 27 May.
On the morning of 28 May, starting at 09.30CET, the three candidates, Turkey, Italy and France, will make the final presentation of their bid to UEFA's Executive Committee.
As from 11.45, Executive Committee members will gather to deliberate and vote. In accordance with the regulations, UEFA president Michel Platini (France), Executive Committee first vice-president Şenes Erzik (Turkey) and Executive Committee member Giancarlo Abete (Italy) may not take part in the discussions and are not entitled to vote.
The hosts of UEFA EURO 2016 will then be announced in Geneva at 13.00.
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