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June 19, 2013
UEFA U21:Czech 2015 awaits

Czech Republic fans.(Photo by Getty Images)
by Petr Sedivy, AIPS Young Reporter, Czech Republic

JERUSALEM, June 20, 2013 - UEFA European U21 Championships is now history. The next tournament in 2015 will be held in the Czech Republic. So what can players and visitors expect? Some warm hospitality, solid organization, good conditions at the stadiums and decent hotels.

The Championship in 2015 will be held across four stadiums. One group will play in Prague, the others in Olomouc and Uherske Hradiste. The final will surely be held in Prague, but it has not been decided yet whether the match will be played at Letna or Eden (both stadiums have capacity around 20 000 seats).

"We want to enhance the organizational scheme and make the tournament a prestigious event, a must-see for everyone, no matter who would play," said the chief of the organizing committee Petr Fousek.

The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004. More than ten million people live there and the national language is Czech.

The capital city Prague with almost 1.5 million inhabitants is world-famous for its magnificent sights like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge or National Theatre and for its vibrant night life.

The tourists especially praise the Czech gastronomy and yes the Czech beer. The well-known beer is produced in the city of Pilsen, which gave its name to the whole type of beer, and is known under the Pilsner Urquel brand.

The other host cities are in Moravia (Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia are the main regions in the country). Olomouc has around 100 thousand inhabitants and only 25 thousand people live in Uherske Hradiste.

The qualifications to this Championship have already started and will end in the autumn of 2014.

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