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Platini wary of plastic pitches

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UEFA president Michel Platini has urged caution over the growing use of plastic pitches for top-level domestic and international matches.

Last week Platini´s FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter expressed enthusiasm for plastic pitches and even suggested climate concerns could lead to the whole of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa being played on artificial surfaces.

Platini said: "I think for the development of football artificial pitches are wonderful but I have always played on grass. I prefer grass, but now a lot of private owners want an artificial pitch because they also want to stage concerts."

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