Michel Platini has proposed the new plan UEFA EURO 2020, but each UEFA member countries for skeptical about to this issue.
UEFA will push ahead with President Michel Platini’s proposal to stage Euro 2020 in a dozen countries, says Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger.
“Platini has told me his plan in a personal discussion,” the German told Bild newspaper on Tuesday.
Michel Platini’s plan of spreading the Euro 2020 tournament across the continent appears to be gathering momentum, with the games could take place in 13 countries.
Platini, president of the European governing body UEFA, aims to have the plan discussed by the UEFA executive committee on December 7 and ratified in January 2013.
“Michel Platini has laid out his plan to me in a meeting. But it requires confirmation by the executive committee,” the report quoted German football federation (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach as saying.
Niersbach told DPA on Tuesday that his federation, the DFB, does not object the plan and will be present at a meeting between Platini and national federations on November 27/28 in Brussels.
“We have discussed the issue within our leadership and are open towards the proposals. The idea of having Euro-games in Germany is attractive,” he said.
Bild said that the 12 host cities, one in every country, will depend on seedings and qualifying. A team will be seeded for the 24-team event if it qualifies and is among the 12 best teams from Europe in the world rankings.
The 12 seeds, two from each group, are to host group games and the round of 16. The quarterfinal matches are to be played on neutral ground, and the semifinals and final in a 13th city.
Is EURO 2020 Final game at Istanbul ?
According to Turkish media UEFA President Michel Platini gave his word to Turkish FA EURO 2020 Final city will playing at Istanbul
Bild said that based on the current FIFA rankings matches could take place in Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Rome, London, Amsterdam, Moscow, Zagreb, Athens, Basel, Paris and Brussels. It said that Istanbul was a contender for the final stages.
Platini had first floated the idea of moving the tournament away from one or two host countries to a pan-European event with 12 or more host cities at the end of Euro 2012 which was co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.
The former French international said at the time that one benefit would be a reduction of the costs of staging the tournament for a host country.
“I feel passionately about it, and the executive committee thought it was a good idea. It will be easier from a financial aspect — one stadium per host city,” Platini said on June 30.
What is the relationship between Turkey and Michel Platini ?
Turkish football swayed by match-fixing scandal last year, which are very sensitive about to match fixing from UEFA was waiting for everyone to give a punishment to Turkey.
But for some reason, after consultation Michel Platini with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got shelved this file. Why Platini gave up on to give punishment to Turkey ?
What is Michel Platini promised by Turkey for the penalty take ?
EURO 2020 plan has changed because of these new concessions ?