Quantity won't hamper quality at Euro 2016: Platini

Jun 19, 2012, 08:24 IST | AFP

Quantity will not affect quality at the next European championship, UEFA president Michel Platini said yesterday, as the tournament moves from the current 16-team format to 24 in four years' time

“I think that we’ll have another eight good teams qualified. That will not affect the quality of the matches. It won’t be a problem for quality,” he told reporters in the Polish capital, Warsaw.

The exact format of the competition in France in 2016 has yet to be finalised and Platini said that they still had to hear proposals and recommendations from their competition commission. “I’ve already played in World Cups with 24 teams. There were six groups of four. The first two qualified and the four best-placed third finishers went through to the quarter finals,” he explained.

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