Fresh news this week: President of The German Football Association, Wolfgang Niersbach, is considering putting in a bid for the 2020 European championships, according to reports.
The deadline for the 53 member nations to apply to host the tournament has been set for May 15. UEFA will make a decision by late 2013 or early 2014 on the 2020 championships
In my view, i think the idea of a European tournament in Germany would turn out to be a hugely successful one. They showed during the World Cup in 2006 they can be great hosts and have equally impressive stadia/infrastructure already in place so i'm all for them bidding for the tournament.
Seeing as Germany has only held the Euro's once in 1988, but were hosts for the fairly recent 2006 WC, will this be an advantage/disadvantage when UEFA consider their vote on May 15?
Do you agree that Germany is ready to host another major football event in 8 years time? How can they build on the success of the 2006 WC and make the Euro tournament an even better event?
In recent times, football has seen major tournaments awarded to smaller countries with less footballing history in order to expand football on a global scale and help build associated countries/continents with the revenue/exposure it brings (Qatar 2022 World cup, Poland/Ukraine 2012 EC). With this in mind, will UEFA prefer to continue this pattern or will they look to break the mould and award the tournament to countries who are established giants in the sport?
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