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Platini outlines plans Euros change
Posted Sunday, July 01, 2012 by SNTV


UEFA President Michel Platini has announced that Euro 2020 may be held in cities across the continent, rather than in one host nation.


SOUNDBITE: (French) Michel Platini, UEFA President

"Listen carefully because what I have to say might surprise you. This is an idea that I came up with a while ago. The executive committee gave me the permission to give it to the national associations to think about this - and this was perhaps not to host a European Championships in 2020 in one country, but to have the Euros all over Europe in 2020."

SOUNDBITE: (French) Michel Platini, UEFA President

"We are going to have a meeting with all the national federations coming up to December, and in December or January we are going to make a decision. We could either have one country with 12 different host cities or for the 60th anniversary of the Euros we could actually have it in 12 or 13 cities all over Europe."

SOUNDBITE: (French) Michel Platini, UEFA President

"Me, I am not against goal line technology, I am against technology itself. It is going to invade every single area of football - the goal between England and Ukraine - it was a goal, okay, and it is a mistake from the referee and he didn't see it. But there was offside before that and if they had given offside we wouldn't have had a goal. So why don't we have technology in terms of offside decisions as well? And in terms of Maradona's hand of god in 1986, why don't we have technology to see if Maradona scored with his hand in 1986? Where does it stop?


    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia