Michel Platini admits the World Cup in Germany will not be remembered for its wonderful football.
The former France captain claims the competition has become a battle of tactics between coaches rather than a test of footballers' skill.
Platini said: "I'm not saying the football is poor, it just depends more than ever on what the coaches come up with. And in this tournament, you have to admit the formations have been rather defensive.
"In terms of the football on offer, I don't think Germany 2006 will go down in the annals.
"But, having said that, in terms of the organisation and atmosphere, there's no comparison."
Platini is the vice-president of the French Football Federation and chairman of Fifa's Technical and Development Committee.
He added: "Things have changed, because 20 years ago it was the players' World Cup. There was more freedom then, whereas now everything is dominated by tactics." ..SUPL: