March 29, 2017

BREAKING: FIFA approves 48 teams for World Cup

Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili celebrates after the games. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations.

 

“The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams,” a tweet from FIFA’s official account said.