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FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026, says official

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…

FIFA president suggests a 48-team World Cup

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…