FIFA expanded the composition of the participants of the world championship to 48 national teams

The Council of the International football Federation (FIFA) has approved the increase in the number of participants of the world championship to 48 national teams. This decision was made during a meeting held in Zurich, Switzerland, is the official site of the organization writes a New time.

Format changes will take effect starting with the world Cup 2026. Participants will be divided into 16 sub-groups, three teams from the playoffs will be the two best teams.

It was reported that the income from the world Cup under the new format may increase by 20% from the expected $ 5.5 billion to 6.5 billion and will increase the cost of organization — from 2 billion to 2.3 billion.

Earlier it was reported that the US are the main contenders for to host the world Cup 2026. Before that, the President of FIFA , Gianni Infantino has proposed to increase the number of teams that will participate in the world Cup to 48.




FIFA expanded the composition of the participants of the world championship to 48 national teams 10.01.2017

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