Euros expanded to 24 teams

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Uefa are set to agree to expand the European Championships from16 to 24 teams, according to Franz Beckenbauer.

Beckenbauer, who is vice-chairman of Uefa's development and technical assistance committee, said the expansion will be rubber-stamped tomorrow morning.

The final decision will be made at Uefa's executive committee meeting in Bordeaux.

"Yes for sure it's going to be 24 teams. There are some good reasons to do it and the European Championships will not lose any quality by that," Beckenbauer said.

Beckenbauer is not a Uefa executive committee himself but is a European Fifa executive member who sits in on the meetings as a non-voting observer.