Who Wants To Be A Euro Millionaire?

There was something rather inevitable about FIFA president Michel Platini’s recent decision to amend his “sweeping” reforms to the European Cup. In the first place, he pledged to cut the number of teams from the richest nations from four to three and give those places to the champions of other countries. All well and good, but I don’t think that any of us suspected for a second that it would actually happen and so it came to pass that his revised proposals to give that fourth place to the nations’ cup winners was put forward. It strikes me that this was always going to happen (though I still broadly like Platini, primarily for giving Euro 2012 to Poland and Ukraine rather than Italy) and there are, of course serious question marks over whether this will make the slightest difference to who qualifies for it whatsoever. You don’t have to search very hard on the internet at all for a million billion rows about this issue elsewhere on the internet, so we’ll take it as read that the European Cup needs a massive overhaul and I, yes I, have the flair and imagination for the job. With so many one-sided matches and meaningless matches, something needs to be done and it needs to be radical. Here are a few suggestions. 1. Keep the entrants as they are, but make teams...

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