The Frenchman proposes that from 2020, the European Championships will be held in 13 stadiums in 13 countries. In the group phases, 24 nations will play in 6 groups in 12 countries, with the top two seeds being the groups hosts. So, the top 12 ranked European nations according to FIFA’s ranking, will get to host at least the group phases of future tournaments. Quarter-final matches would be played at neutral venues and a 13th country will be selected to host the semi’s and final. If Croatia maintains its current status, then Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium and Split’s Poljud Stadium could host Euro matches according to the UEFA president’s plan.
According to Bild, Platini will on 7 December present the plan to UEFA’s board, with a decision likely to be made on its viability by January next year.
Platini has personally presented his plan to me and it just needs the board’s approval, said Wolfgang Niersbach, president of the German Football Federation.