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Georgia, Azerbaijan To Jointly Bid For Euro 2020 Hosting Honors

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili proposed jointly hosting the Euro 2020 soccer tournament during a speech to the Azerbaijani parliament in March.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili proposed jointly hosting the Euro 2020 soccer tournament during a speech to the Azerbaijani parliament in March.
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Just hours after Azerbaijan's bid to hold the Olympic Games in Baku in 2020 was excluded by the International Olympic Committee, the president of Azerbaijan's Football Federation said his country has submitted a bid to co-host the Euro-2020 soccer championship with neighbor Georgia.

Rovnaq Abdullaev announced the agreement with Georgia to submit a joint bid to soccer's world governing body, FIFA, which is currently holding a congress in Budapest.

Azerbaijan's top representative at that congress -- the general secretary of Azerbaijan's Football Federation, Elkhan Mamedov -- made a formal proposal on hosting the games.

The idea of Azerbaijan and Georgia co-hosting the Euro-2020 tournament was proposed by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in a speech to the Azerbaijani parliament in March.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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by: Al from: Geneva
May 25, 2012 11:56
After seeing what is happening in Eurovision, no thanks. Find somewhere else.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 25, 2012 18:43
O how Great is Russian expansion!
They are everywhere, even in old Geneva,
That was once quite cozy "zahodun" for Lenin.
They say at least "no thanks" to any presentation,
Or spitting - If any non-Russian name is mentioned!
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by: Al from: Geneva
May 27, 2012 18:18
Let me guess. Georgian?
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 28, 2012 04:46
Not necessarily, rephrazing Polish poetics:
The nation one belongs in not in genetics,
But whether one is creativety accepted,
Or just opposite is plagio-expropriated.

Moscow denied it me - since age of 4
And rest of Humanity doing the same.
I have a nation neither by "genes", nor
"Poetic" wish - it's just shortening aim.

by: Ghost of Qaddafi
May 28, 2012 05:43
İn 2020 there will be no Azerbai-ban and no Georgi-Orthodox-ian countries :) Only atomic and hydrogenic bombed deserts will be. Spirits or ghosts can not play football. We will see the 3.World war children, be happy, we will see many skyrockets, fireworks, pyrotechnics :) and many roman candles :) You can not see this if you go on to play football !

by: Johan from: Netherlands
May 28, 2012 22:27
Goodluck to Georgia and Azerbaijan. After the succes of Eurovision in Baku, I think they stand a chance!

by: Rick from: Milan
June 05, 2012 01:18
Georgia ... Azerbaijan ...

sorry , but i dont feel them as european .

I would like to interview people around the EU

and ask them
"where are Azerbaijan and Georgia ? "

"who many
Georgian and Azeri do you meet in your life ? "

I must understand
if this kind of europe about what we are speaking

is somethink of real

or only an abstract idea
that everybody can use as better thinks

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