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27 de May de 2020

Nacional

Championships to expand in Europe

BORDEAUX, FRANCE. . The European football championships in 2016 will be expanded from 16 teams to 24, UEFA announced on Friday.

BORDEAUX, FRANCE.

The European football championships in 2016 will be expanded from 16 teams to 24, UEFA announced on Friday.

The "historic" decision will hand a much greater chance for middle-ranked nations to make the final cut for European football's showpiece tournament.

The 13-man executive committee of European football's governing body voted unanimously for the expansion.

The 16-team format for the Euro finals has been in place since 1996.But presidents of the 53 federations that make up UEFA spoke out in favor of an expansion during an informal meeting with UEFA president Michel Platini on the eve of the Euro 2008 final in Vienna in June.