quikzyyy 1 year ago Arsenal 385 6766 FIFA Council have unanimously approved a World Cup of 48 teams The tournament currently has 32 sides in eight groups of four. The plans overseen by president Gianni Infantino mean the tournament will now begin with 16 groups of three teams, with the top two advancing into a 32 team knock-out stage. There will be a total of 80 games under the new format. Currently, in the 32-team schedule, 64 matches are played overall. European places at the competition will likely rise from 13 to 16. Africa and Asia could have as many as nine teams each. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil they had five and four teams respectively. FIFA could decide by May how many entries each continent has. Extra teams also means increased revenue for FIFA. Their research suggests that an expanded tournament would rake in an additional £521million profit on the current format. Thoughts?