FIFA Approves Expansion Of World Cup To 48 Teams

Times change and starting in 2026 the World Cup will find a much bigger field of entries. Today the word on the e-streets is that FIFA has approved an expansion of the legendary World Cup to a total of 48 teams. The big news comes after a recent meeting in Zurich where football’s governing body voted unanimously in favour of the revamped plan.

This marks the first time since the 1998 World Cup that changes have been made. The 2026 World Cup will find 16 groups of three while tournament matches will rise from 64 to 80. Big news on the pitch, but what do you think? Speak on it below and stay tuned for much more from FIFA coming very soon!


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