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Glasgow Launches Bid To Be Among 13 Host Cities For Euro 2020

04 / 25 / 14

Glasgow on Thursday "launched its bid" to become one of the 13 host cities for Euro 2020, according to Gregor Kyle of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The £9M ($15M) bid was compiled by the Scottish FA in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau a...

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Juventus Ready For Australia Visit

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