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Seles_Beckham
Apr 29th, 2004, 07:54 PM
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Candidate for "UEFA EURO 2008"
Bosnia and Herzegovina & Croatia

Two neighboring and friendly countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, both now on their way for full integration into a united Europe, have decided to candidate for organization of UEFA EURO 2008. Organization of the international events is the privilege of big and rich countries disposing with infrastructure necessary for staging variety of the events. Nevertheless, in our opinion UEFA should give a chance to the countries in transition as well, in order to enable them to gain opportunities for a quick and efficient accession to the united Europe since in such case there would be available the additional economic investments and efforts. United in football united in Europe - is the motto we are entering with into candidature for UEFA EURO 2008 that is expected to bring to the gloomy and war-destroyed Balkans some new democratic winds, peace, prosperity, belief in human rights and freedoms, co-existence and a world without boundaries. It would be a unique confirmation of importance the football game has in the economic development and affirmation of the newly emerged European countries, prior and after their accession to the European Union. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia are the countries with rich sporting tradition, their athletes having been bounded with friendship and tradition of all kinds ( linguistic, cultural, etc.) for more than 120 years, and for almost 70 years they had been within the same country - ex-Yugoslavia. Achievements of these countries’ athletes can be measured with thousands of gold medals in most various sports, while their talent and exploits are evident especially in football. Here had been born and brought up huge football names: Vladimir Beara, Miroslav Blazevic, Asim Ferhatovic, Bernard Vukas, Ivica Horvat, Safet Sušić, Zvonimir Boban, Vahid Halilhodžić, Branko Zebec. Over last century in this two countries there had been staged numerous international sport events - 1970 World Championship in Basketball Zagreb and Sarajevo, 1972 World Championship in Table Tennis STENS 1972 in Sarajevo, XVII European Vlatko Markovic Championship in Basketball in 1980,Mediterranean Games Split 1978, 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Davis Cup Sarajevo 1986, Univerzijada (University Students Games) Zagreb 1987, World Championship in Rhythmical Gymnastics, European Championship in Athletics Split 1990, European Chess Championships in 1995, 1999 and 2000. European Handball Championship Zagreb 2000, European Championship in Table Tennis Zagreb 2002, etc. Situated in the very heart of Europe, with excellent air, sea, railway and road transportation connections, with extremely short distances between the cities hosting the Tournament, our countries cherish a traditional hospitality, numerous touristic and cultural-historical monuments, diversified and authentic ethno-gastronomical offer, great entertainment, relax and recreation. Confidence expressed by UEFA to our two Federations, by entrusting us the organization of a such significant event, would oblige us to make the best possible preparations and create maximum of preconditions for participants and spectators, media and football fans. United in football, united in Europe. Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia!

Seles_Beckham
Apr 29th, 2004, 07:56 PM
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, two young countries in transition, formally bid to jointly run UEFA Euro 2008 championship. The countries both wish to welcome European national football teams, coaches and referees, members of the delegations as well as all fans and lovers of football.
These countries are well known for their warmth hospitality, openness and cordiality. They have been cultivating the tourist-trade tradition for almost 200 years. Most of all, there is a huge love for the game of football that has been played here for more than a century. http://www.nsbih.ba/img/2008/why2.gif
Although relatively small, by size and population, BiH and Croatia gave significant contribution to different sports in the World- from football (Croatian national team won 3rd place on FIFA World Cup in France in 1998), basketball, water-polo, handball, skiing to tennis. It is known that Croat Rudolf Sabljak was one of the founders of the European Fairs Cup (later renamed to UEFA Cup).
UEFA Euro 2008 would be a great opportunity for the development and improvement of football and sport infrastructure. With motto ’United in football – united in Europe" both Bosnia- Herzegovina and Croatia are emphasizing their desire to take places in the united Europe

Seles_Beckham
Apr 29th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Stadiums in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO
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Name:
Olimpic stadium
Koševo

Capacity:
37500 (foreseen capacity
50000)

Position:
Downtown, 5 km from
airport, 1 km from
railway station

Main events:
Winter Olympic
Games 1984

MOSTAR
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Name:




Bijeli BrijegCapacity:


15000 (foreseen
capacity 30000)

Position:
Downtown, 10 km
from airport, 1 km


from railway station










BANJA LUKA
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Name:




City stadiumCapacity:


15000 (foreseen


capacity 30000)Position:


Downtown, 10 km from
airport, 2 km


from railway station










ZENICA
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Name:




Bilino PoljeCapacity:


20000 (foreseen


capacity 30000)Position:


Downtown, 65 km from
airport (Sarajevo),
500 m from railway


station











TUZLA
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Name:




Tušanj stadiumCapacity:


15000 (foreseen


capacity 30000)Position:


Downtown, 10 km
from airport,
1.5 km from railway


station











BIHAC
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Name:


Pod borićima


stadiumCapacity:


15000 (foreseen


capacity 30000)Position:


Downtown, 10 km
from airport,
2 km from railway


station

matthias
May 4th, 2004, 06:20 PM
they are nearly 2 years too late

Euro 2008 will be in Austria/Switzerland

maybe they will bid for 2012

Seles_Beckham
May 4th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Maybe it will be for 2012