Soccer-Bulgarian government backs bid for 2020 match (Reuters)

SOFIA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Socialist-led government has thrown its weight behind a possible bid by Sofia to be one of the cities hosting Euro 2020 matches, the cabinet's press office said in a statement on Wednesday. The government, led by non-partisan Plamen Oresharski, announced last week that it had held preliminary talks with the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) to discuss whether the capital could host such event. "The state categorically supports the BFU for the bid to host the Euro 2020 (match)," Sports Minister Mariana Georgieva told reporters. ...

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