FIFA chief believes tournament will lack soul.
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has expressed his opposition to plans to have multiple hosts for the European Championships in 2020 according to Goal.com.
UEFA currently plans to hold the tournament in thirteen different cities across Europe, instead of the usual format which normally sees the entire tournament played in one country.
The plans have raised concerns from fan groups he fear the costs of having to travel around the continent to follow their team.
Blatter has now waded into the debate expressing his belief that the tournament should be in one country.
‘I once told Michel Platini that Colonel Gaddafi presented a similar plan when he was bidding for the 2010 World Cup’, said Blatter.
‘He really believes in this idea, but I said it was out of the question. So Platini’s idea is nothing new.
‘A tournament should be played in just one country, that creates a certain identity and euphoria. Just look at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
‘It will not really be a European Championship in the new format. You’ll have to look at in another way, although I don’t know how exactly. A Euros like this misses heart and soul for me.’
UEFA are set to announce which cities have been selected to host games in September 2014.