Euro 2020

Munich and Berlin in Euro 2020 frame

May 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

The German cities of Munich and Berlin have put themselves forward as candidates to host matches in the Europe-wide 2020 European Championship.

The Olympiastadion, Berlin, could host the 2015 final
PA PhotosThe Olympiastadion could play host to Euro 2020 matches

The German Football Association (DFB) said Munich's Allianz Arena, home to Bayern and 1860 Munich, and the Olympiastadion in the capital were potential venues.

The DFB must now decide which of the two to recommend to UEFA, European football's governing body, as Germany's candidate city.

"With these two cities, we have two very strong candidates,'' the DFB general secretary, Helmut Sandrock, said.

"Both have proven in the past they are excellent venues for big football events. The DFB will now examine very closely which of the two we will put forward to UEFA.''

Germany will apply for both of the two packages available for games, the first of which includes three group games and a semi-final and the second of which involves both semi-finals and the final.

Both stadia were venues during the 2006 World Cup, with Munich hosting the opening match and Berlin staging the final.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report