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FIFA President Calls For World Cup To Expand To 48 Teams for '26 Tournament

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

The World Cup is "set to be expanded to 48 teams" for the '26 tournament with 16 groups of three countries in the first stage, according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. FIFA President Gianni Infantino "will push for that format, with two countries from each group going into a knockout round o...

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