"It is based on a soccer decision and I am happy the executive committee gave their unanimous approval for it. It means the fans should be able to see the best players in the final, as long as they do
not pick up two yellow cards or get sent off in the semifinal."
-- UEFA president Michel Platini
on a European Championship rule change that erases yellow cards received
by players at the quarterfinal stage, preventing the possibility of final-game yellow-card suspensions for players who are cautioned in the semifinal. (Reuters)