CONFIRMED: FIFA to Expand World Cup to 48 Teams

FIFA’s council has voted unanimously in favour of expanding the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026.

The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the famous competition from its current 32-team format from 2026 onwards.

Delegates in Zurich were asked to vote on four proposals to make a change or stick with the existing format.

This is the first time since the 1998 World Cup that changes have been made to the make-up of the tournament.

It means the 2026 competition is set to feature 16 groups of three, instead of the more common four-team groups.


Source: TalkSport

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