Platini rips Blatter barb over Euro '20 plan

March 20, 2013
By Associated Press
NYON, Switzerland -- Michel Platini has answered FIFA President Sepp Blatter's barbs over UEFA's plan to host the 2020 European Championship in 13 countries.

Blatter used an interview with German sports magazine Kicker last week to suggest the multinational plan "lacks soul and heart."

Platini responds in Kicker's edition being published on Thursday that the "innovative and visionary" hosting idea was agreed to by every UEFA member except Turkey.

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