Updated at 16:23,20-06-2018

Belarus bids to co-host 2020 European soccer championship


The Belarusian Football Federation (BFF) has asked Europe's soccer governing body UEFA to select Minsk as one of the venues of the 2020 European championship.

The BFF has proposed a new 33,000-seat ground to be built in place of Traktar Stadium in Minsk as a possible venue for the tournament, according to the organization's press office.

The tournament, commonly referred to as Euro 2020, will be held in 13 cities, with the semi-finals and final played at the same stadium.

There will be no more than one venue per country and host countries will not qualify automatically.