The head of football’s governing body, Gianni Infantino says that football federations are “overwhelmingly in favour” of plans for a 48-team World Cup.
A tournament with 16 groups of three teams is planned as a 48-team World Cup, as FIFA president Gianni Infantino mentioned earlier this month. A decision will be made in January 2017, but any change to the 32-team World Cup format is unlikely to come in before FIFA World Cup 2026.
How a 48-team World Cup Works?
There will be 16 groups of 3 teams. The top two teams in each group would progress to the knockout rounds.