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Government gives thumbs up to FAI bid for Euro 2020 games

FAI’s final bid must be submitted to UEFA this month.

Dublin's Aviva Stadium could host four European Championship games.
Dublin's Aviva Stadium could host four European Championship games.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

THE GOVERNMENT HAS backed the FAI’s bid to host part of the 2020 European Championships .

Ireland is one of 32 possible hosts for the 60th anniversary tournament, which will be played across several continental cities rather than in one or two countries for the first time.

The final bid documents must be submitted to UEFA by 25 April and although the FAI did not need formal political approval before proceeding, today’s green light from the cabinet will boost their chances.

If successful, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is set to host four fixtures — three group games and one knockout round match.

A final decision on the 13 host cities will be made in September.

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