FIFA delegates to vote on World Cup expansion plans

January 10, 2017 11:37

At their snowy headquarters in Zurich, the FIFA Council are meeting to decide on the future of the World Cup, the globe's second biggest sporting competition.

On Tuesday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino's proposal to expand the World Cup will be discussed and decided upon by the governing body's 37-member FIFA Council.

The Council, which makes strategic decisions for FIFA, will decide whether to increase the tournament from the current 32 teams to either 40 or 48 from 2026.

Infantino, elected last February to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter, pledged during his campaign to enlarge the tournament - a promise designed especially to appeal to the bulk of FIFA's 211 member associations that rarely or never qualify for World Cups.

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