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Platini pushes for Euro changes

Created on 01 Sept., 2012 6:52 PM GMT

The Frenchman, who captained France to glory in the 1984 edition of the tournament, also expressed his personal opinion and preference regarding the competition's organisation.

"In a few months we will discuss the matter with the national associations. Before the end of the year, a decision will be made," the 57-year old told The Guardian.

"I would prefer the Euros be played in 13 countries."

"The semi-finals and final would be played in the same country. Twelve other countries would be assigned four other matches each," he said.

The former Ballon d'Or winner also reiterated his views on goal-line technology: "Technology is not good for football. I simply oppose it and I won't change my opinion (at my age)."

Euro 2016, the first edition to feature 24 nations, will be held in France, where current holders Spain will look to claim a third consecutive crown.

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