FIFA president comes up with wacky proposal for 48-team World Cup
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has put forward a bizarre proposal that would see 16 nations eliminated from the World Cup after just one game.
Sepp Blatter’s replacement promised during his election that he would look to increase the number of teams competing in the tournament from its current 32. Infantino has now explained how it could work.
The suggestion is that there would be a preliminary knock-out round in the host country involving 32 teams with the winners of those games joining 16 seeded teams in the group stage.
‘It means we continue with a normal World Cup for 32 teams, but 48... read more
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