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UEFA choses Wembley Stadium in London for semifinals, final of continent-wide Euro 2020

  • UEFA President Michel Platini announces that London will stage the final and semifials of the UEFA Euro 2020 European soccer championships, during the UEFA Euro 2020 Hosts Announcement Ceremony at the Espace Hippomene in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 19, 2014. The UEFA Euro 2020  tournament will be held in thirteen cities in thirteen different European countries. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    UEFA President Michel Platini announces that London will stage the final and semifials of the UEFA Euro 2020 European soccer championships, during the UEFA Euro 2020 Hosts Announcement Ceremony at the Espace Hippomene in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 19, 2014. The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament will be held in thirteen cities in thirteen different European countries. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Friday March 9, 2007 file photo shows a general view of the new Wembley Stadium after it's completion, in London. UEFA has selected Wembley Stadium in London to host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England. Wembley was selected ahead of Bayern Munich's stadium in Friday's vote by the UEFA executive committee. England had failed in bids for the 2006 and 2018 World Cups. England hosted the Euro '96 tournament with the final at the old Wembley. The venue has been rebuilt since then into a 90,000-capacity stadium and staged two Champions League finals in the past three years. (AP photo/Alastair Grant, file)

    FILE - This Friday March 9, 2007 file photo shows a general view of the new Wembley Stadium after it's completion, in London. UEFA has selected Wembley Stadium in London to host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England. Wembley was selected ahead of Bayern Munich's stadium in Friday's vote by the UEFA executive committee. England had failed in bids for the 2006 and 2018 World Cups. England hosted the Euro '96 tournament with the final at the old Wembley. The venue has been rebuilt since then into a 90,000-capacity stadium and staged two Champions League finals in the past three years. (AP photo/Alastair Grant, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • British Greg Dyke, chairman of The Football Association (FA), poses with The Henri Delaunay trophy of the UEFA European Football Championship after the UEFA Euro 2020 Hosts Announcement Ceremony at the Espace Hippomene in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 19, 2014. London will host the final. The UEFA Euro 2020  tournament will be held in thirteen cities in thirteen different European countries. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)

    British Greg Dyke, chairman of The Football Association (FA), poses with The Henri Delaunay trophy of the UEFA European Football Championship after the UEFA Euro 2020 Hosts Announcement Ceremony at the Espace Hippomene in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 19, 2014. London will host the final. The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament will be held in thirteen cities in thirteen different European countries. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)  (The Associated Press)

UEFA has selected Wembley Stadium in London to host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England.

Wembley was selected ahead of Bayern Munich's stadium in Friday's vote by the UEFA executive committee.

England had failed in bids for the 2006 and 2018 World Cups.

England hosted the Euro '96 tournament with the final at the old Wembley. The venue has been rebuilt since then into a 90,000-capacity stadium and staged two Champions League finals in the past three years.

UEFA was announcing the 12 cities across Europe that will host the other Euro 2020 matches.