The year in sound: Euro investment

The president of the two football associations launched the bid in August Keystone Archive

All this week swissinfo has been replaying highlights from this year's audio archive. Today we're at the launch of the Swiss-Austrian bid to stage the 2008 European football championships.

This content was published on December 27, 2001

The Swiss and Austrian football associations presented their formal candidature to host the sport's second biggest international competition with a gala evening in Vienna last August.

With bidding nations having to submit their dossiers to UEFA by the end of May 2002 in time for a final decision in December, Swiss football fans will be hoping for an extra special Christmas present in 12 months time.

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