Blatter critical of Platini’s 2020 Euro plans

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized plans for the 2020

European Championship to be played in 13 countries, saying the

tournament will lack ”heart and soul.”

Blatter’s comments in Germany’s Kicker magazine are seen as a

dig at UEFA President Michael Platini, who could be Blatter’s rival

for the FIFA presidency in 2015.

Blatter did not rule out running again in 2015, although he says

he is also ready to turn over the reins to someone else.

A European Championship spread around the continent was an idea

proposed by Platini, who is also a FIFA vice president.