French federation names host cities for Euro 2016
Recently the French football federation has named the nine cities that will host matches during the 2016 European championships.
Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nancy, Nice, Paris and Saint-Denis were chosen on Friday ahead of Saint-Etienne and Toulouse, which have been named as reserve locations.
Four new stadiums in Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Nice will be built for the competition.
Lyon was included although there are some problems with the building of a new stadium in the city.
French federation president Fernand Duchaussoy said “all the bids were of a very, very high standard, but the choice was very clear and decided at the first round of voting.”