Georgia, Azerbaijan plan bid to co-host Euro 2020
BAKU - The Associated Press
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. AP photoGeorgia's president says his country plans to form a joint bid with neighboring Azerbaijan to co-host the 2020 European Championship.
President Mikhail Saakashvili made the announcement on Wednesday while addressing Azerbaijan's parliament.
Neither former Soviet nation has ever qualified for a major international football competition since gaining independence in 1991.
UEFA is likely to invite bids to host Euro 2020 early next year with a vote scheduled for May 2014.
Turkey has already expressed interest in hosting the competition.
Ukraine and Poland are co-hosting Euro 2012, which starts on June 8 with Poland playing Greece in Warsaw.