FIFA set to large it at the World Cup as president Gianni Infantino heads towards 40 or 48-team tournament



It looks increasingly likely the World Cup Finals will be contested by 40 or 48 countries in 2026, after FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday there was a 'positive' feeling towards an expansion among councillors.
Infantino, who favours a larger tournament, does not believe extra teams will dilute the event's quality, citing Costa Rica's progression from their World Cup group in 2014 while England and Italy were knocked out.
A decision will be made at the FIFA council meeting in January, with all the analysis concentrating on 40- and 48-team formats.
One proposal is 10 groups of... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 30
Source: Daily Mail
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