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    FIFA ratifies World Cup expansion

    Change will be implemented for 2026 tournament

    Baku. 10 January. REPORT.AZ/ FIFA ratified to alter the format of the most popular sporting event by expanding the World Cup to 48 teams from 32.

    Report informs, FIFA’s ruling council adopted a decision at a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. The change will be implemented for 2026 tournament. 

    According to decision, 48 teams will fight in 16 groups of three. A detailed explanation will be discussed at the meeting.

    Notably, the council members unanimously voted for the increase. 

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