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Dublin selected to host Uefa Euro 2020 draw which will be seen by 140 million people worldwide

It will take place at the Convention Centre on 2 December 2018.

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DUBLIN HAS BEEN selected as the host city of the live televised Uefa Euro 2020 draw, which will take place at the Convention Centre on 2 December 2018.

The draw will see 350 media representatives from Uefa’s 55 National Associations arrive in Dublin for the event, as well as 650 guests, which includes almost 300 delegates from the participating countries.

In addition, over 70 broadcasters will show the draw live to an audience of 140m around the world.

The 2020 Championships mark the 60th anniversary of Uefa’s prestigious competition and games are being hosted in 13 cities across the continent on a once-off basis.

Dublin is set to host four games in the Aviva Stadium, which is expected to bring an economic benefit of between €40 to €50million to the country.

St Patrick's Day celebrations 2017 The Convention Centre in Dublin Source: PA Archive/PA Images

Ardmheara Michael McDonncha, Lord Mayor of Dublin, said: “On behalf of the citizens of Dublin, I’m delighted by Uefa’s decision to hold the draw for Euro 2020 in our great city.”

Minister for Transports, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, added: “I am very pleased to hear of the success of the bid to host the Euro 2020 qualifying draw in Dublin. The hosting of such prestigious televised sporting events is a fantastic opportunity to boost the profile of Dublin and Ireland, and to highlight our facilities for international conferences and events.”

FAI CEO, John Delaney, said: “I am delighted that Dublin has been selected to host the Uefa Euro 2020 qualifying draw. Along with Dublin being one of the host cities for the tournament, the hosting of the draw in our capital city demonstrates the high regard in which Ireland is held as a tournament host.

“I would like to thank our bid team for their tremendous work in securing this prestigious event, and recognise the partnership and collaborative efforts of all parties working together through the FAI, Dublin City Council and Government, through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, as well as the Dublin Convention Bureau.

“The live televised event will be broadcast throughout the world and puts Irish football, as well as Ireland as a nation, at the forefront of international sport.”

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