“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.