Munich bids for one of Euro 2020 host cities

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 07:50 hrs

Berlin, Feb 22 (IANS) Munich has handed its application to the German Football Federation to bid for the 2020 European Championship.

Munich wants to host the final and semifinals, as well as three group games and a knockout match, according to Munich's representatives including Bavarian governor Horst Seehofer and Munich Mayor Christian Ude, Xinhua reports.

"Bavarians have proved on innumerable occasions that they are very tolerant hosts. That's the strongest asset," said Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Munich has been the first applicant bidding to be the country's host city for Euro 2020.

The German federation has until September to nominate candidate cites to UEFA.

It was announced in January by the sport's European governing body UEFA that 13 countries will host Euro 2020 matches, with each providing a single stadium for the 24-team tournament.

Euro 2020 host cities are to be chosen in September 2014.

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