UEFA today announced that, within the 15 May deadline that was set by the UEFA Executive Committee at its March meeting, some national associations have expressed their interest in the bidding process for the organisation of the UEFA European Football Championship 2020.
Consequently, and in accordance with the decision of its Executive Committee and as presented to the UEFA Congress, UEFA will now launch a formal process which will allow any of its 53 members associations to submit their candidature, irrespective of whether or not they declared a preliminary interest in hosting the 24-team competition.
The bidding process will last approximately 18 months to allow candidates to elaborate their bid dossiers. A detailed timeline will be developed in the coming weeks and will be submitted, along with proposed bid regulations, to UEFA’s Executive Committee on the occasion of its next meeting on 30 June in Kyiv.
A decision on the hosts can be expected at the beginning of 2014, with the exact time-frame still to be decided.