UEFA head Platini not opposed to joint Czech-Slovak soccer championship

11-12-2010

The president of European football’s governing body UEFA says he is not opposed to the idea of a joint Czech and Slovak football championship, recreating the league that existed before the two states split in 1993. Speaking after a UEFA meeting in Prague, Michel Platini said that while he did not regard the suggestion negatively, it did need further thought. Mr Platini said other countries were also considering combining their championships. A spokesperson for the Czech football association said a joint league would make both states stronger in terms of TV rights, players and European competition. Discussions about the practicalities of a merger are underway.