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'What a disgrace' - FIFA slated for increasing teams at World Cups

'What a disgrace' - FIFA slated for increasing teams at World Cups

Football fans do not seem happy that FIFA has announced an expansion to the World Cups from 32 teams to 48 teams.

The football governing body says the move will see 16 groups of 3 teams each. However the move will be implemented from the 2026 World Cup.

'What a disgrace' - FIFA slated for increasing teams at World Cups

FIFA president Gianni Infantino

With the new format, an initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage for the remaining 32 when the change is made for the 2026 tournament.

The number of tournament matches will rise to 80, from 64, but the eventual winners will still play only seven games.

The tournament will be completed within 32 days - a measure to appease European clubs, who objected to reform because of a crowded international schedule.

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Fans do not seem pleased with the new format despite the possibility of the competition being strong and smaller teams getting a chance to be involved.

We gathered some of the funniest and more sincere reaction on Twitter to the expansion;

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