Blatter slams Euro 2020 format over 13 countries

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that the staging of Euro 2020 across 13 countries in Europe, will cause the tournament to lose its 'heart and soul.'

updated: March 14, 2013 20:01 IST
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Munich: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has criticised the proposed format set to be used at Euro 2020 and says the scattering of the tournament over 13 countries will not make it a true European championship, the 77-year-old Swiss told German magazine Kicker on Thursday.

"A tournament belongs to a country, across which is created an identity and state of euphoria. The 2020 tournament has been dispersed and it is no longer a true European championship.

"It should be called something else, I don't know what but such a tournament will lack heart and soul." he continued.

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