"Experts from administration had the opinion it was a high risk for UEFA if we wait".
In Nyon, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the decision of UEFA's executive committee had been unanimous.
"A huge amount of work has gone into preparation for the tournament and we are making enormous progress in preparing the Aviva Stadium for when it becomes a focus for worldwide attention during this prestigious competition".
"Missing out on Euro 2020 does not necessarily mean a death blow for our stadium plans", he said.
Rome and Baku will host Group A, Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen Group B, Amsterdam and Bucharest Group C, London and Glasgow Group D, Bilbao and Dublin Group E, with Munich and Budapest the Group F venues.
UEFA has previously indicated that qualified nations that are home to one of the 12 host cities would be assigned to that group - meaning Spain and Ireland would be automatically paired up.
Here's where the group-stage matches will be played.
A conflict between the first two broke out in 2014 that resulted in Russian Federation annexing Crimea from Ukraine, while the second two fought a war in the early 1990s that never resulted in a peace treaty.
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