Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 6/30/12
Michel Platini made some waves today when he floated the idea that the European Championships could be held across the continent, as opposed to a single country in 2020. "The Euros in 2020 could be held all over Europe," Platini told reporters today at a UEFA press conference. "It could be either one country and 12 stadiums, or one stadium in 12 or 13 cities." "It's an idea I feel really passionate about, it will be a lot easier from a financial perspective for all the countries," Platini continued. "If you need to build airports or 10 stadiums in a country, this would be rather easy because it would be one stadium per host city." Let's leave aside the predictable grousing (the only people who care about which country might get a free pass into the Euros are members of the English media) and actually see Platini's proposal for what it is: a direct response to its own phenomenally popular Champions League . Since UEFA are going ahead with plans to expand the Euros to a 24-team to...
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