Gianni Infantino’s 48-team World Cup plan set to be approved by FIFA
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino made a commitment to increase the number of competing nations by 50% as part of his platform in the Fifa presidential election.
The president of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said it would be “a big surprise” if the proposals to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 are not enthusiastically adopted when the FIFA Council meets in Zurich on Tuesday.
“So far everybody’s excited about it” he said.
“I wouldnt say there’s 100% support but all my colleagues i’ve spoken to – all my colleagues – are excited about it. I’m not going to say 100% because I haven’t spoken to everybody, but certainly most of Africa is excited about it.”
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho also voiced his support for the expansion as he believes it’ll improve the competition.