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Fifa approves 48-team World Cup for 2026

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Infantino has argued that more World Cup berths would help serve football's interest by boosting "inclusion" in the "biggest social and sporting event".

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FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, in a major coup for the body's president Gianni Infantino.

In a bid to widen the game's global appeal and enrich its coffers, the Fifa panel endorsed a format with 16

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