UEFA to stage Euro 2020 across Europe

Euro 2020 will be staged in multiple countries across Europe, UEFA announced Thursday.

The European championships are typically hosted by one country, and on three occasions by two countries as co-hosts, but the 2020 edition will be played across the continent in multiple cities in multiple nations.

"UEFA Euro 2020 will be staged across the continent, in various major cities, following a decision taken today. A Euro for Europe follows an initial idea by UEFA president Michel Platini. The response has been extremely positive from all the national associations," UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said.

The participating cities will be announced in the spring of 2014.