World Cup expansion increases CONCACAF's hopes of hosting in 2026

World Cup expansion increases CONCACAF's hopes of hosting in 2026

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World Cup expansion increases CONCACAF's hopes of hosting in 2026
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed an expansion to a 48-team format in the World cup, FC's Gab Marcotti breaks it down.
Expanding the World Cup to 48 teams will enhance North America's credentials in the 2026 bidding contest, CONCACAF hopes.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has unveiled plans to increase the number of teams at the tournament by 16, which would reduce the pool of countries with sufficient infrastructure to host the finals.
"From a 2026 perspective, pick a number [of finalists] and North American can handle it," Victor Montagliani, president of CONCACAF, told The Associated Press. "A CONCACAF bid…

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