March 18, 2013 - 16:09 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - UEFA's Executive Committee meets in Sofia on March 28, with the agenda including approval of regulations for UEFA EURO 2020 bidding and the 2013/14 club competitions, UEFA official website reported.
The bid regulations for UEFA EURO 2020 head the agenda for the next meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 28.
The Executive Committee, chaired by UEFA President Michel Platini, will be asked to approve the bidding requirements and bid regulations for the final tournament in seven years' time, which will be staged in 13 cities across Europe, following a decision by the committee in Lausanne in December.
Further approval of key event and football principles for UEFA EURO 2020 was given by the Executive Committee in Nyon in January. The matches will be split into 13 different packages, with 12 ordinary packages including three group matches and one knockout round (round of 16 or quarter-final), and one package for the semi-finals and the final. In addition, there will only be a maximum of one venue per country, meaning one stadium for each of the available 13 packages. Both semi-finals and the final will be played in one stadium.
Each association will be allowed to present up to two bids, one for the ordinary package and one for the semi-finals/final package. Each national association can decide to present the same city for these two bids or two different cities. Projected stadiums will be admitted in the bidding process, with a deadline of 2016 for the construction of any new stadium to start, failing which the decision on such a host city could be reviewed.