World Cup expansion is reasonable, as long as it works for everyone
Raphael Honigstein joins the FC crew to break down the proposed changes to the World Cup by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley starts steaming up after learning that FIFA has plans to possibly expand the World Cup to 48 teams.
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino made expanding the World Cup from its current 32 teams part of his election platform. The cynic within most of us saw it as a naked attempt to pander to countries (particularly outside Europe) who have long been demanding more places at the world's biggest sporting event. And, probably, to some degree they were right.
Now, after talking up a 40-team World Cup, he's going even further, suggesting a 48-nation tournament.
More pandering? Yes and no.