Germans regret increasing number of finalists

BY foxsports • June 5, 2012

The president of the German football federation says he is not happy about the expanded format of the next European Championship, which will have 24 teams instead of 16.

Wolfgang Niersbach says the DFB has ''mixed feelings'' about increasing the number of participants and adds that the 16-team format is ''ideal.''

Niersbach says the nations that failed to qualify put ''enormous pressure'' to expand the tournament.

The championship in Poland and Ukraine will be the last to have 16 teams.

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