News Alert!! FIFA Approves 48-Team World Cup
Published:10 Jan, 2017
FIFA has voted unanimously to expand the World Cup to a 48-team tournament in 2026.
The new format, which will see the finals comprising 16 groups of three teams before a 32-team knockout stage, was voted for unanimously by the FIFA Council at a meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.
President Gianni Infantino had laid out plans for such an expansion as part of his campaign for the top job at world football’s governing body last year.
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