France - Platini suggests Euro 2020 be hosted across Europe
Published: 30 Jun 2012 - 11:46:59
UEFA president Michel Platini on Saturday suggested that the 2020 edition of the European Championships may be held across Europe, instead of in one or two host countries.
"It's an idea," Platini told a news conference in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. "There's nothing definitive. In December or January, we will decide whether we will take a bid for one country or two or all of Europe."
The former France international indicated that the 60th anniversary of the tournament in eight years' time could involve "12 or 13 cities across Europe", making organisation easier and alleviating infrastructure problems.
Turkey had already declared their interest while a three-pronged Celtic bid - Ireland, Scotland and Wales - was also said to be interested in hosting the tournament.