FIFA president Gianni Infantino
, who promised expanding the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams, now proposes a 48-team tournament in which 32 teams play a single knockout game in the host
country and the 16 winners join 16 seeded teams in a 32-team group stage. "It means we continue with a normal World Cup for 32 teams, but 48 teams go to the party," he said.
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