Rome and Milan Go Head to Head as Euro 2020 Host

Posted: Dec. 26th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

It's a little early to get too excited for the distant 2020 European football final, but Milan has thrown its cards on the table and may yet be victorious in hosting the event in its fair city. The city faces fierce competition, however, from Rome. In a surprise departure from the norm, however, it may be possible for both cities, rather than one and a city in another country, to host the event.

Rome and Milan both have a fair chance of being selected to host the final of the Euro 2020 football tournament according to the head of the Italian football federation (FIGC) Giancarlo Abete.

Abete made his comments as UEFA, Europe's governing football body, prepares to draw up plans for the 2020 edition of the pan-European competition, when it will celebrate its 60th anniversary. UEFA recently revealed that the 2020 tournament will involve a radical one-off departure from the usual format – which normally involves either one or two European countries hosting the event – with the tournament being staged in up to 13 cities across the continent instead.

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