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SBD Global/February 5, 2013/International Football

Romanian FA Submits Bid To Host Euro 2020 Match, Political Situation Could Be An Obstacle

The Romanian Football Federation (FRF) "has made the first steps in bidding to host a match at Euro 2020," but is concerned that the political situation in the country "could scupper their attempts once again," according to ISPORTCONNECT. The country is under a coalition government and the European Commission has previously expressed its concerns with Romania’s political set-up. FRF President & UEFA Exec Committee member Mircea Sandu confirmed that Romania "had started the bidding process for Euro 2020." Sandu said, "It will be a political decision, because [the government will be involved], the parliament and Bucharest's City, which have to ensure a big budget and also to approve laws in order for these biding requirements to be fulfilled. I hope that all the parties, especially the ruling party coalition, will understand the significance of such an event not only for Bucharest, but also for our whole country" (ISPORTCONNECT, 2/4).
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