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Euro 2020 could have 12 hosts - Platini

Post by Onyx on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:47 pm

"The Euros in 2020 could be held all over Europe," said Platini. "It could be either one country and 12 stadiums, or one stadium in 12 or 13 cities."

Platini confirmed a final decision would be taken in January or February next year.
"This matter will be discussed very seriously," he added. "We will have a great debate about 2020 and discuss the pros and cons.
"It's an idea I feel really passionate about, it will be a lot easier from a financial perspective.
"We are not going to wait until we know whether Turkey are going to get the Olympics.
"It creates a problem for us. We do have other candidates. Everyone has the possibility to host it.
"It is easier to go from London to Paris or Berlin than Cardiff to Gdansk. It would be four games per venue. It is a great debate."
Platini added: "We are just thinking about it. I have said 12 or 13 host cities, it could be 24 or 32. In these days of cheap air travel anything is possible.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18657633

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Post by Onyx on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:54 pm

Any views on this?

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Post by SchinnerC on Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:12 am

Environmental problems that this might cause?

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Post by rwo power on Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:55 am

Hm. Somehow I think the logistics would be a pain, especially for the fans if they want to follow their team. And there is no collective festivities in one or two host countries. On the plus side there would be no host country that would be automatically qualified and seeded.

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Post by 7amood11 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:36 am

What a bad idea. Taking it away from one host country completely ruins the spectacle.
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Post by spanky on Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:50 pm

@7amood11 wrote:What a bad idea. Taking it away from one host country completely ruins the spectacle.

what about some smaller countries that dont have the finances or infrastructure?

i think expanding the number of countries is a good thing but they should keep it at a low number like 4 countries max, and they should all be neighboring countries.

edit: also what spectacle are u talking about? most football fans watch it on TV and they probably dont give a damn where the location is even if its being played on the moon.

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Post by CBarca on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:13 am

Well I always watch it on TV but I'd hate it if it had 12 hosts.

The spectacle I think he is talking about is the spectacle of one or two host nations. There is nothing like the first day of the tournament with a host nation playing and seeing so many pumped fans in the crowd cheering for the host nation, hearing the chants etc. the general magic around when the host nation plays is fantastic.

I didn't put that as well as I wanted, but I hope the point gets across.

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