Relax, FIFA Isn’t Ruining Soccer With the 48 Team World Cup

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In the 24 hours or so, I have done nothing but see negative reaction to FIFA’s plans for the allocation of spots in the expanded 48 team World Cup in 2026. Every take was about the qualification process being ruined, the tournament itself would be crap, and that fans wouldn’t turn out to watch lowly […] READ MORE


We Will Get Used to a 48 Team World Cup

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Tuesday’s news that 2026 would feature the first ever 48 team World Cup came as no surprise. President Gianni Infantino made expansion of FIFA’s marquee event his most important campaign promise. It greatly helped him in the election. His plan to spread the World Cup to smaller nations that have never been there before earned […] READ MORE


FIFA Council Unanimously Approves World Cup Expansion to 48 Teams

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The FIFA Council has unanimously approved the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams. Beginning in 2026, the FIFA World Cup will feature 16 groups of three teams competing for global soccer supremacy. The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams. Details to follow after […] READ MORE


Gianni Infantino is Overthinking the 48 Team World Cup

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One of new FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s pet projects has been the expansion of the World Cup Finals. It started off as a modest growth to 40 teams to get a little more money into FIFA’s already stuffed coffers. It has since expanded to a 48 team World Cup with some half baked ideas on […] READ MORE