Beckenbauer: Euros to swell to 24 teams

September 25, 2008
By Patrick Vignal
BORDEAUX, France, Sept 25 (Reuters) - European championship finals will feature 24 teams instead of 16 from 2016, senior UEFA committee member Franz Beckenbauer said on Thursday.

'It has been agreed, it will be announced at a news conference tomorrow,' German Beckenbauer told Reuters.

The former World Cup-winning captain and coach, who is also a member of FIFA's executive committee, said the expansion was endorsed on the first day of a two-day meeting of the executive committee ...

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