UEFA 2020 European Football Championships (“EURO 2020”)Posted: March 28, 2014
Press Release by FAW
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is in the process of bidding to become one of the 13 Host Countries for EURO 2020. Yes, it is our aspiration not only to compete in the competition, but to be a host nation!
EURO 2020 will be the 60th anniversary of the competition, and UEFA have decided to celebrate the occasion by staging the tournament in 13 different cities across Europe.
If our bid is successful, four matches will be played at the Millennium Stadium, and a further four official Fan Zones will be created across Wales.
We firmly believe that UEFA’s decision to stage the EURO 2020 tournament across Europe provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Wales to be involved in staging one of the world’s biggest sporting events.
Wales’ involvement in staging such a prestigious tournament would have a significant impact on football within our country – both on and off the field of play – and would result in a long lasting football legacy.
As with all bids, competition is going to be tough. A total of 32 different countries have expressed interest in staging the tournament – that said we are confident of submitting a strong bid and as the third oldest football association in the World, we believe Wales’ time has come!
However given that other countries will make similar pleas to UEFA, we need to double our efforts and convey the passion and pride of Wales’ football supporters.
For the FAW to be successful, we need your help in pledging your support for our EURO 2020 bid.
We therefore ask the whole of Wales to come together and show their support by following the link below –
We would appreciate your response by Friday 11th April. As part of our bid submission to UEFA next month, we will provide details of the number of supporters that have backed our bid.
All respondents will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a signed Wales shirt.
Thank you for your support!