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30 Au­gust

The DFB, the Ger­man soc­cer fed­er­a­tion, se­lected Mu­nich over Ber­lin as its can­di­date city to host matches at Euro 2020, the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships that will be played in 13 cities across Europe, in­stead of in one or two coun­tries as nor­mal. Mu­nich will be put for­ward for the two avail­able host­ing pack­ages: three group­stage matches and one knock­out (round of 16 or quar­ter-fi­nal) match; or two semi-fi­nals and the fi­nal. Na­tional as­so­ci­a­tions must sub­mit bid dossiers by April 25, 2014 be­fore an eval­u­a­tion phase lead­ing up to the ap­point­ment of host cities by the Uefa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee in Septem­ber of next year.

15 Au­gust

Auck­land, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamil­ton, New Ply­mouth, Welling­ton and Whangarei were an­nounced as host cities for the 2015 Fifa Un­der-20 World Cup in New Zea­land.

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