UEFA set to abandon Euro 2028 expansion plans

UEFA are set to abandon plans to expand the European Championship to 32 teams in time for the 2028 competition, which is on course to be held in the United Kingdom. 

The European governing body had planned yet another expansion of the Euros after increasing it from 16 to 24 teams in 2016, but a UEFA working group charged with looking into change have reported major concerns about the impact of the broadcast value of the qualifying tournament.

Sportsmail has learned that broadcasters across Europe have told UEFA that a qualifying competition in which 32 of the 55 teams entering would reach the finals would have little commercial value due to the predictability of many groups and the number of dead rubbers. 

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