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Michel Platini sticking by Europa League

December 7, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
UEFA president Michel Platini said Friday that no decision has been made to scrap the Europa League, and added that the future of Europe's second-tier competition will not be decided for at least another year.

"We are discussing it and we will take a decision in 2014. Nothing has been decided for the time being, that is what I said," Platini told reporters Friday in Switzerland.

Responding to those in England who have been critical of the competition, he said: "I cannot speak ...

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