UEFA has published evaluation reports of bids submitted by the 19 member associations that are keen to stage games at the finals of UEFA EURO 2020.
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UEFA has today published evaluation reports of the UEFA EURO 2020 bids following an intensive analysis of the bidding dossiers submitted by all candidate associations.
The bidding procedure will come to an end on 19 September 2014, when the 13 cities are appointed by the UEFA Executive Committee. A total of 19 associations – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Wales – submitted bid dossiers to UEFA on 25 April 2014.
The content of these dossiers was based on the bid requirements provided to the national associations on 26 April 2013. Along with their dossiers, the bidders also had to submit various signed agreements, namely staging, stadium and host city agreements.
To ensure that the evaluation would be as fair and objective as possible, a set of assessment parameters was defined for each of the bid sectors. In addition, a list of open points was provided to each bidder on 23 May 2014, to give them an opportunity to provide clarifications.
This evaluation report is the result of a thorough evaluation process conducted over a period of three months by the UEFA administration and has been provided to UEFA Executive Committee members ahead of the selection of hosts on 19 September 2014.
In 2020, the 60th anniversary of the UEFA European Championship will be the biggest celebration of European football ever, bringing together 24 national teams in 13 cities across the whole of Europe.