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'A football decision, not a money grab' - Infantino defends 48-team World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino defends the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams, saying the change is based on "sporting merit" not money.

A 48-team World Cup is set for 2026. The battle over who gets those slots starts now.

  The FIFA Council voted on Tuesday to back President Gianni Infantino’s plan to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 nations for the 2026 edition. Regardless of how critics may react, the politics of soccer have already moved on to the new reality: The horse-trading starts now. The impact of this change goes […]

World Cup: Fifa president Gianni Infantino on new 48-team format

Fifa President Gianni Infantino tells BBC Sport expanding the World Cup to 48 teams will make it a 21st century competition.

FIFA approves expanded 48-team World Cup

6 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Zurich (AFP) – FIFA voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 in a victory on Tuesday for its president Gianni Infantino but derided by critics as driven by money and politics. In a deeply divisive move which will enrich scandal-tainted...Show More Summary

More nations can now ‘dream’ of making World Cup – Infantino

6 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Zurich (AFP) – FIFA’s decision Tuesday to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026 will allow more countries to “dream” of qualifying for the globe’s top sporting event, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said. “We have to shape the World...Show More Summary

FIFA Approves 48-Team World Cup As Of 2026

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ZURICH, Jan 10 (Reuters) - FIFA’s council has unanimously backed plans by President Gianni Infantino to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 32 starting in 2026, the global soccer body said on Tuesday. The new format will be made up...Show More Summary

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

President Gianni Infantino's plan was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the FIFA Council.

Fifa expands World Cup teams to 48, adding 16 to 2026 games

FIFA says it will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament. President Gianni Infantino's favored plan — for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round of 32 — was unanimously approved by the FIFA Council. It meets Infantino's election pledge...

Soccer’s World Cup to Expand to 48 Teams in 2026

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The move, pushed by FIFA’s president as a chance to include more countries and to increase fan engagement, is expected to bring an additional $1 billion in revenue every four years.

World Cup: Fifa set to vote on Gianni Infantino's 48-team plan

Fifa will vote on plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 on Tuesday, in line with the vision of president Gianni Infantino.

Decision time for World Cup format

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

Zurich (AFP) – After much discussion, argument and counter-argument, FIFA will determine Tuesday whether president Gianni Infantino can force through his vision of an enlarged World Cup. Infantino’s credibility will be on the line as the world body looks to revamp the four-yearly moneyspinner, potentially opening its door to 48 teams in 2026. Show More Summary

FIFA will announce 48-team World Cup as of 2026 this Tuesday

48 team World Cup Talk of a 48 team World Cup first surfaced a few months ago, and it originally sounded like an early April Fool’s Joke. But new President Gianni Infantino is deadly serious about it, with the Italian intent on making his mark and creating a legacy for his presidency. He’s determined to […]

How Obama Took An Existing Feminist Law And Made It Even Stronger

When the United States Women’s National Team visited the White House in October 2015 to celebrate winning the Women’s World Cup, President Barack Obama didn’t mince words when sharing his excitement. “This team taught all of America’s...Show More Summary

The World Cup appears likely to get a whole lot bigger next week

On Tuesday, the 37-member FIFA Council will vote on whether to expand the World Cup from 32 to either 40 or 48 teams starting in 2026, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the measure now has “overwhelming support,” according to Reuters. Expanding world soccer’s biggest tournament was one of Infantino’s campaign promises in the election […]

Jose Mourinho Backs FIFA’s World Cup Expansion Plan

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to create 16 groups.

Dean Bresciani Moving to Ohio Would Be Great for Him and Great for North Dakota

NDSU President Dean Bresciani announces a $4.5 million endowment during a 1 Million Cups talk at the Stage at Island Park on June 8, 2016. File photo. Matt Hellman / The Forum I hope North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani gets this job in Ohio. Show More Summary

President Xi’s Great Chinese Soccer Dream

Can a government initiative transform China’s lackluster soccer teams into World Cup contenders?

RIP Robert Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

A true American icon The man behind the ubiquitous party vessel, the red Solo cup, Robert Hulseman, has died. He was 84. Hulseman served as president and chief executive of Solo Cup Co. He worked with the foodservice packaging company, which was originally started by his father Leo, for almost 60 years. Show More Summary

The Creator Of The Iconic Red Solo Cup Died Last Week

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Robert Leo Hulseman, the man credited with inventing the iconic red Solo cup, died last week. He was 84 years old. The former president and chief executive of Solo Cup Co. died on Dec. 21 at his home in Northfield, Illinois, according to Donnellan Family Funeral Services. Show More Summary

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