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Finland wants to host Euro 2016 with Russia

July 23 2008

Football Association of Finland considers the prospect of a European championship in 2016 jointly with Russia. Finnish media claim that the parties have already discussed this possibility in an informal setting, but the consultations at the official level has not yet happened. Finns are eager to spend the continental championship, and even tried to join the joint application of neighboring Sweden and Norway, but UEFA has limited the number of host countries to two.

In this regard, the head of Football Association of Finland Pekka Hämäläinen not exclude the possibility of cooperation with Russia. He was confident that in the case of increasing the number of participants in the Euro to 24 teams Swedes and Norwegians will not be easy to provide the necessary number of stadiums. At the same time cooperation with Russia could become a decisive factor. In this case, the Finns are willing to give his neighbor the right to host more matches. "We need two good stadium and an interest in cooperation on the part of Russia", - believes Pekka Hämäläinen, transfers Chempionat.Ru.

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