WC2022 expansion?

Old Mar 12th 2019, 10:47 am
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https://apnews.com/421dca3cbf454bf191cfc3af9f4dc685

Looks like FIFA wants to expand the tournament from 32 to 48 teams in 2022. The article based on the leaked report says that two to four more stadiums would be required in at least one more nation. I'm guessing Kuwait and Oman are higher up Qatar's list than Saudi and UAE. $400 million in extra revenue would be generated, but i'm sure this won't play a part in the decision.
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Dunno.

But there was this in the papers a few days ago:

https://www.theguardian.com/football...damian-collins
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So there might actually be a chance of Scotland qualifying then
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I think 2026 has gone to 48 teams already. Personally, I think that's too big. Reduces the overall quality of qualifying teams. FIFA just seem interested in making as much money as possible, One way, or t'other.
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Originally Posted by nottmbantam View Post
I think 2026 has gone to 48 teams already.
Yup, 48 teams for 2026. It only increased from 24 to 32 teams 1998. It'll be 96 teams before too long at this rate.

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“ FIFA just seem interested in making as much money as possible, One way, or t'other. “

And that’s a surprise?
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Originally Posted by fezzer View Post
Yup, 48 teams for 2026. It only increased from 24 to 32 teams 1998. It'll be 96 teams before too long at this rate.
Depending on how you calculate the rate either 28 or 56 years.. I'm not too worried.

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