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Gianni Infantino: FIFA President Plans World Cup Expansion

Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president, has announced proposals to expand the World Cup to 48 teams. The current format of 32 teams was introduced for the tournament in France in 1998, increasing from 24. But Infantino wants an extra round of games before the group stage, in which 32 teams will still compete. As part of his election manifesto, the Swiss-born administrator, who succeeded Sepp Blatter in February, originally wanted to introduce a World Cup of 40 teams.
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