Gianni Infantino delves into FIFA's 48-team revamp of the World Cup and what it means for football development.
A 32-team knockout round is fine, says Iain Macintosh. Less appealing from FIFA's World Cup plan is a potentially interminable group stage.
There are plenty of arguments against a 48 team World Cup, but most don't hold up if -- and it's a big if -- FIFA manage the expansion process right.
Speaking to the organisation's official website, Reinhard Grindel said FIFA should not forget about football's "important core market" in Europe.
The FIFA Council unanimously approved the expanded 48-team World Cup at a meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.
Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has said there is widespread excitement about FIFA's idea to expand the World Cup to 48 teams.