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Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nobody: 8:13pm On Dec 07, 2016
Federation of International Football Association president, Gianni Infantino, has officially expressed his preference for an expanded men's FIFA World Cup.

He is arguing to increase the number of participating teams at the final tournament to 48, from the present 32. Under his proposal, there would be 16 groups of 3 teams, with only one team per group advancing to the round of 16.

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/world-cup-expansion-48-teams-fifa-president-gianni-infantino-120716

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nobody: 8:23pm On Dec 07, 2016
Instead of 16 groups, I will prefer 12 groups of 4 teams.

The top 2 in each group and the eight best third-placed teams across the groups should advance to the Round of 32.

The round of 32 will then be a knockout round, till we get to the final.

Alternatively, it should be expanded to a 40-team tournament, with 10 groups of 4 teams. The top 3 in each group, and the two best bottom teams advancing to the knockout Round of 32.

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Mologi(m): 8:28pm On Dec 07, 2016
he should create more countries too....radarada

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nobody: 8:49pm On Dec 07, 2016
Lalasticlala
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by fijiano202(m): 8:51pm On Dec 07, 2016
16 groups with 3 teams make sense though It will be really competitive with more african teams

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nickizoe: 9:10pm On Dec 07, 2016
Not bad at all... That means Nigeria will never make it at group stage.... Chai! Good news is that more Africa teams will be involved!

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nobody: 9:12pm On Dec 07, 2016
Nickizoe:
Not bad at all... That means Nigeria will never make it at group stage.... Chai! Good news is that more Africa teams will be involved!
Quite the opposite. The Super Eagles chances of making the knockout rounds will improve with the expansion of the tourney.

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nickizoe: 9:24pm On Dec 07, 2016
I hope so....

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by kollintin(m): 9:49pm On Dec 07, 2016
dats good

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by DavSagacity(m): 9:54pm On Dec 07, 2016
That's a welcome development. It will increase the number of African teams that'll be representing the Continent at the Mundial to at least 8 African teams.

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Kaydeexotic(m): 9:55pm On Dec 07, 2016
Looool

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Codes151(m): 9:55pm On Dec 07, 2016
Lol
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by herzern1(m): 9:55pm On Dec 07, 2016

Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by sakalisis(m): 9:55pm On Dec 07, 2016
cool
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by rawpadgin(m): 9:56pm On Dec 07, 2016
hopefully counties like Kenya, niger etc will have hope of making it grin

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Martinola(m): 9:57pm On Dec 07, 2016
i think it will reduce the quality of the tournament and the quality of the games, the last Euro is an example

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by HoldenCaulfield(m): 9:58pm On Dec 07, 2016
Who fifa epp sef.
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by ALAYORMII: 9:59pm On Dec 07, 2016
48 teams

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by nairaman66(m): 9:59pm On Dec 07, 2016
Fifa should go to bed.. Its already late!

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nobody: 9:59pm On Dec 07, 2016
DavSagacity:
That's a welcome development. It will increase the number of African teams that'll be representing the Continent at the Mundial to at least 8 African teams.

8 African teams at the world cup? Rubbish! The 5 that have been representing us all these years what have they achieved?

Increasing the teams to 48 would further rubbish the competition, dem for kukuma turn am to league na.

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Moreoffaith(m): 10:01pm On Dec 07, 2016
Biafra will be like Infantino wants Biafra participate in the next world word cup so he increase the number participating country to 48 grin grin grin

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by safarigirl(f): 10:03pm On Dec 07, 2016
CFCman:
Instead of 16 groups, I will prefer 12 groups of 4 teams.

The top 2 in each group and the eight best third-placed teams across the groups should advance to the Round of 32.

The round of 32 will then be a knockout round, till we get to the final.
feeding, accommodation and other such logistics are involved. Your suggestion would mean extended stay in the host country.

Won't it interrupt club engagements? Can the host country afford the extra week or so?

I think I prefer Infantinos idea

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by lollmaolol(m): 10:04pm On Dec 07, 2016
Only if sentiments are broken apart
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nobody: 10:05pm On Dec 07, 2016
Martinola:
i think it will reduce the quality of the tournament and the quality of the games, the last Euro is an example

Imagine a team like Brazil meeting only teams like Iraq, Togo, Indonesia, Andorra, New Zealand till it reaches the Semi final of the World Cup, the whole thing would just be boring. The qualifiers are there for a purpose.

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Gladiator1: 10:09pm On Dec 07, 2016
grin
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by ademusiwa2u: 10:14pm On Dec 07, 2016
[size=28pt]I think it is a good idea to have 48 teams world cup.

But 16 stadium per host , is not possible. 8 stadium look fair bringing more country to host. if fifa reduce the years to every 2 years.

I believe the world cup should be every 2 years, same as the commonwealth games. and Olympia games. It is unfair to sport people to wait every 4 years for a games. It only makes sport not interesting and not financial rewarding for sponsor and advertiser.

Like if you watch the africa cup of 2000, Nigeria won the africa cup but was given to cameroon by them. Nigeria score the play and it was in the net at the final and they gave the cup to cameroon in 2000. caf should hand over the 2000 africa cup to Nigeria. Nigeria won it.

Having less team at league stages will means good things will be out. But increasing the number of team at the group stages to 6 team, only means the best 2 team go through.

it is best to have 6 team at it means 8 stadiums per country, and reducing the the games event from 4 years to 2 years, to allow more host nation.
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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Nobody: 10:15pm On Dec 07, 2016
safarigirl:
feeding, accommodation and other such logistics are involved. Your suggestion would mean extended stay in the host country.

Won't it interrupt club engagements? Can the host country afford the extra week or so?

I think I prefer Infantinos idea

Infantino only wants an expanded World Cup because of the extra tv revenue and ticket sales that a 48-team tournament would bring.

I don't think an extra knockout round would be too taxing on the host nation(s).

Alternatively, it could be a 40-team tournament, with 10 groups of 4 teams.
Then, the group winners and best six runners up across the groups will advance to the round of 16.
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Paidrooll(m): 10:16pm On Dec 07, 2016
undecided

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Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by dreezybines: 10:18pm On Dec 07, 2016
Isn't that too much

I don't like the idea...
Re: Gianni Infantino Wants A 48-Team World Cup by Martinola(m): 10:20pm On Dec 07, 2016
LastMumu:


Imagine a team like Brazil meeting only teams like Iraq, Togo, Indonesia, Andorra, New Zealand till it reaches the Semi final of the World Cup, the while thing would just be boring. The qualifiers are there for a purpose.
if dis plan eventually push through, we are in for some slipin peels cos some matches will make u slip lyk

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