Platini says he will “take my decision during or after the World Cup in Brazil.”
The election is in May 2015, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter could yet seek a fifth term in office.
Platini says “it would be egotistical” to make his potential candidacy a topic for debate when soccer “faces much more important problems or issues than me.”
The former France great addressed UEFA’s 54 member federations and its executive committee to begin a four-day gathering in Dubrovnik.
They will consider Europe’s position on an expected FIFA decision next month that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should move from summer to winter.