“I believe we should consider proposals to expand the competition to a 40- or even 48-team World Cup. Both these options are feasible with an extra three to four days of tournament play. If this
expansion were to take place, I believe that additional teams should come from non-European nations.”
-- Former Portuguese star Luis Figo
who is running for FIFA president, on his plans for the World Cup. His proposal for a 48-team World Cup would feature two 24-team group competitions on different continents followed by knockout play
in a single country. (Reuters
Sounds good to me!
Figo is trying to buy votes from the soccer's third world which seems to be in Blatter's pocket.