Ankara: Turkey has submitted a bid to UEFA to host the 2020 European Championships, the head of the country's football federation announced on Tuesday.
Turkey is also bidding to stage the 2020 Olympics in Istanbul. UEFA president Michel Platini has previously said he would back the country to host Euro 2020 only if it loses the Olympic bid.
The International Olympic Committee will vote on the 2020 Games in September 2013. UEFA said a hosting decision would be made in late 2013 or early 2014.
Two years ago, Turkey was edged out by France by one vote for hosting rights for the expanded 24-nation Euro 2016. Officials complained that Platini " who is French and was not allowed to vote " had favoured his home country's winning campaign....more
11:18 PM, Apr 18, 2012