FIFA decides on expansion of the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of 2026

The FIFA council has voted in favour of expanding the FIFA World Cup tournament number of teams from today’s 32 to 48 by the WC tournament 2016.

There will be 16 groups of 3 teams. The teams will face eachother and the first 2 in each group will move through to knockout stages. The new system has been unanimously voted by the council members.

2 thoughts on “FIFA decides on expansion of the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of 2026

  1. I prefer four team groups. FIFA just seems to increase the qualifiers to attract more audience (i.e make more money.) If a team wins the first two matches it means the third game is pointless.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s