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FIFA reveals proposed slots for 48-team 2026 World Cup

1 year, 6 months ago
ZURICH: World soccer’s ruling body FIFA announced its proposed slot allocation for the expanded 48-team World Cup on Thursday, including an automatic place for Oceania, 16 places for Europe - up from 13 - and a six-team inter-zonal playoff…

FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026, says official

1 year, 9 months ago
ZURICH: FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. "The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16…

Infantino says 32, 40 and 48-team World Cups on the table

2 years, 2 days ago
ZURICH: FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that proposals for a 32, 40 or 48-team World Cup in 2026 were still on the table and that a larger tournament would not mean a drop in quality. He also stood by his own idea, first…

FIFA president suggests a 48-team World Cup

2 years, 12 days ago
ZURICH: FIFA president Gianni Infantino, whose election promises included expanding the World Cup to 40 teams, proposed an even larger tournament with 48 teams on Monday. However, he suggested that 16 of those teams would go home after…