(E) Joint bid Euro 2008 soccer from BH and Croatia
VIENNA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Austria and Switzerland have put in an official bid to UEFA to co-host the Euro 2008 soccer championship, a statement from the two countries' football associations said on Thursday.
The bid proposes to split the tournament between the two countries, with Austria and Switzerland hosting games at four stadiums each.
Other candidates to host the championship are a joint bid from Bosnia and Croatia, a joint bid from Greece and Turkey, a four-way Nordic bid from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, a joint bid from Scotland and Ireland and a single bid from Hungary.
The countries bidding must give UEFA a complete candidature dossier by the end of May 2002. The decision on who is to host Euro 2008 will be taken by the UEFA executive committee in December 2002.
Belgium and the Netherlands jointly staged the 2000 tournament while Portugal is the sole host for 2004.
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