FIFA to study expanding 2026 World Cup to 40 or 48 teams

FIFA to study expanding 2026 World Cup to 40 or 48 teams

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FIFA to study expanding 2026 World Cup to 40 or 48 teams
FIFA president Gianni Infantino explains the options available to create an expanded World Cup competition.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed an expansion to a 48-team format in the World cup, FC's Gab Marcotti breaks it down.
FIFA is to take a closer look at the options for expanding the World Cup to 40 or 48 teams for 2026.
Football's governing body said in a statement on Friday: "Following discussions in a positive spirit, the 2026 FIFA World Cup may have an expanded 40- or 48-team competition format, pending further analysis of different options by the FIFA administration, with a final decision to be made on the format at the next Council meeting in January."
On Thursday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed…

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