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48-team World Cup faces test at FIFA meet

Lausanne (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plan to expand the World Cup faces a key test from Thursday at a meeting of world football’s top executives. Infantina wants to expand the tournament to 48 teams, a contentious move that critics say would dilute the quality of World Cup competition and add new fixtures to football’s already packed calendar.  “It is not a secret that I believe in an expansion of the World Cup,” Infantino told AFP last week, opting for a 48-team competition by 2026.
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