Posted May 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Michel Platini
UEFA president Michel Platini is distinctly underwhelmed by Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund reaching the Champions League final, saying it does not herald a power shift toward Germany in European football. Bayern dismantled Barcelona 7-0 for the biggest aggregate winning margin in a Champions League semifinal, and Dortmund thumped four goals past Real Madrid before holding on in the second leg to set up a final few expected at Wembley Stadium on May 25. Still, that does not impress Platini much. Speaking at a news conference about the 2016 European Championship to be held in France, he says ''no team has won it two years in a row, so I won't draw any conclusions about the fact there are two German clubs in the final.''

France want 9 or 11 stadiums for Euro 2016

France plans on using nine to 11 stadiums for the 2016 European Championship but only the Stade de France and Lille's new 50,000-capacity stadium are fully ready. Nice's new stadium was expected next year; Saint-Etienne and Marseille were halfway through renovations; Bordeaux was just beginning its renovation, while Lyon's new 58,000-capacity Stade des Lumieres was scheduled...
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