England, Germany compete to host Euro 2020 final

Wembley Stadium before the FA Cup semi-final between Sheffield United and Hull City.

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA will choose between England and Germany for the right to host the 2020 European Championship final and semifinals.

UEFA says 19 countries are bidding to host games in the tournament being played across Europe, and the final stages will be at either Wembley Stadium in London or Munich’s Allianz Arena.

England and Germany are also bidding for one of the 12 hosting packages of three group-stage matches in the 24-team tournament, plus a single knockout match from the last-16 or quarterfinals rounds.

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Israel and Macedonia are among bidders which have never hosted a major tournament.

UEFA will choose the host cities on Sept. 19.

Istanbul was the favorite to get the final before the Turkey Football Federation withdrew Friday to target hosting Euro 2024 alone.

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