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FIFA boss makes gains on World Cup expansion

Zurich (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino built momentum towards expanding the World Cup Friday as some powerbrokers appeared to back the move, while sceptics will have to be convinced before a final call in January.  Growing the cash cow tournament from 32 to as many as 48 teams topped the agenda at this week’s FIFA Council meeting.  The powerful 36-member panel weighed proposals for a 40-team competition with eight groups of five teams, or 10 groups of four.
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