The 2020 European Championship could be hosted by 12 or 13 cities across Europe in a potentially radical change to the world's second biggest football tournament, UEFA President Michel Platini said on Saturday.
Held every four years, the European Championship is second only to the World Cup in global popularity and until 12 years ago was staged in one nation. However, three of the last four editions have been co-hosted by two countries, with Poland and Ukraine staging Euro 2012 in eight cities.
Still, the financial demands on future hosts are set to spiral with UEFA having increased the event from 16 to 24 teams starting at Euro 2016 in France .
Speaking on the eve of Sunday's final between defending champion Spain and Italy , Platini promised: ''This may surprise you.
''We could either have one country with 12 host cities or have it in 12 or 13 cities all over Europe.''
The head of European football's ruling body said a decision would be taken in December or January on how to ...