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FIFA chief backs ‘more open’ 48-team World Cup

Zurich (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed in an exclusive interview with AFP on Thursday that he backs expanding the World Cup to 48 teams, giving “more of a chance to more teams”.  Infantino believes “a fundamental point” for an expanded finals would be to have it co-hosted “by several countries”. He also declared himself “quite happy and confident for the future” of the scandal-tainted world governing body of football.
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