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Michel Platini says UEFA will make fans a priority when deciding how to stage the 2020 European Championship in several countries across the continent.
The UEFA president says the project needs an ''intelligent solution'' to create a 51-match schedule that avoids ''chasing fans all over Europe'' to watch their teams.
Platini says ''we can't have England fans going to Lisbon and Kazakhstan and then somewhere else.''
Platini says UEFA recognized a problem when only ''50 French and 70 Spaniards'' came to Euro 2012 matches in Poland and Ukraine.
UEFA committed to the radical multinational plan Thursday, and aims to choose host cities and countries for the 24-team tournament in the spring of 2014.
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Football leaders from across Europe have told UEFA they want the 2020 European Championship to be organized in up to 13 host countries.
UEFA's executive committee meets Thursday and could agree in principle to support President Michel Platini's multi-nation hosting plan, which he floated during this year's European Championship.
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UEFA has called on FIFA to prohibit the third-party ownership of players' transfer rights.
UEFA says it will introduce rules covering its club competitions ''should FIFA not take the appropriate steps.''
FIFA has said it will submit a proposal within months to its soccer committee, which is chaired by UEFA President Michel Platini.
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The UEFA Executive Committee announced at a meeting in Lausanna on Thursday that Euro 2012 will not take place in a host country, but instead will take place in several cities across Europe. The idea was originally posited by UEFA President Michel Platini in June, and the UEFA National Team Competitions Committee will now take responsibility [...]The post Euro 2020 To Be Held Across...
UEFA will stage the Euro 2020 tournament in a number of cities across the continent, European football's governing body has announced.
The decision was announced following a meeting of UEFA's executive committee in Lausanne on Thursday.
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino told a press conference after the meeting: "Some important decisions have been taken.
Close your eyes and imagine the world in 2020.
The European Union will still exist, and the Euro will remain the dominant currency in the region. In fact, the Eurozone will probably expand, and its member countries will be more tightly integrated than ever before. Such is the force of history.
With this in mind, UEFA’s decision to stage Euro 2020 in a number of cities across Europe...