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London to host Euro 2020 final

Geneva:  London will host the final and semi-finals of the 2020 European football championship, which will exceptionally be held in 13 different countries, UEFA boss Michel Platini announced Friday.

The quarter-finals will meanwhile be hosted by Munich (Germany), Baku (Azerbaijan), Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Rome (Italy), the president of European football's governing body revealed at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.

London beat its sole rival Munich for the top bid, as observers expected. Ahead of the vote, top German football officials had hinted they might leave the path free to England if in return London supports its bid to host the tournament in 2024, when it returns to the single-host format.

For the 60th anniversary of the European Championship, first held in 1960, UEFA decided to organise the tournament across the whole continent. In all 19 countries bid for a chance to host Euro 2020 games.

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