Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Providing Internet to rural areas

Read more

WEB NEWS

290 Syrian cultural sites damaged by civil war

Read more

WEB NEWS

The best viral Christmas ads of 2012

Read more

FASHION

Fashion, what's happened in 2014

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

France: 2014 in review

Read more

#THE 51%

South Africa: Taking a stand against child marriage

Read more

DEBATE

The Future of the Book

Read more

DEBATE

The Future of the Book (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

France 24’s best documentaries of 2014

Read more

France

Sarkozy travels to Geneva to support Euro 2016 football bid

Video by Nicolas Germain , Elena CASAS

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-05-28

President Nicolas Sarkozy and Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot will go to Geneva on Friday to support France's bid to host the 2016 European football championships. Turkey and Italy are also in the running to host the tournament.

AFP - French President Nicolas Sarkozy will travel to Geneva on Friday to support France's bid to host the 2016 European football championships, his office confirmed on Thursday.

He will be accompanied by Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot and Secretary of State for Sport Rama Yade, and will address representatives of European football's governing body UEFA at the end of the morning.

France, Turkey and Italy are bidding to host the tournament with UEFA set to reveal the winning country after final presentations on Friday.

After Paris failed to win the 2012 Summer Olympics, the French president has taken a personal interest in the bid for Euro 2016, regularly meeting with French football officials and mayors of towns where matches will take place.

The French government has pledged to invest 150 million euros in the construction and renovation of stadiums in 12 cities. The money will be paid even if the French bid is unsuccessful.

Date created : 2010-05-28

  • FOOTBALL

    France take on Costa Rica in World Cup warm-up

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    France's Lassana Diarra ruled out of World Cup

    Read more

  • FIFA WORLD CUP 2010

    Vieira’s World Cup snub marks end of an era in French football

    Read more

COMMENT(S)