KyivPost

England wants Wembley to host final of Euro 2020

Print version
Sept. 24, 2012, 5:09 p.m. | Sports — by Associated Press

Members of the Ukrainian soccer squad warm up during a training session at Wembley stadium, London, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. England will play against Ukraine in a group H world cup qualifying match at Wembley, London, Tuesday.
© AP

Associated Press

Associated Press

LONDON — UEFA President Michel Platini has held talks with English football officials about staging key 2020 European Championship matches at Wembley Stadium. 

Platini has proposed scattering matches across as many as 12 European countries, rather than selecting a single host nation in 2020.

A person familiar with the situation says Platini discussed the prospect of using Wembley for the Euro 2020 semifinals and final with English Football Association chairman David Bernstein last week in London. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were private.

Platini came up with the radical plan for Euro 2012 after Turkey emerged as the only formal bidder. But if Istanbul's 2020 Olympics bid wins next September, Turkey won't be allowed to stage the Euros in the same year as well. 

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.