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CONCACAF set to review 'archaic' World Cup qualifying format - chief

ESPN FC's Craig Burley starts steaming up after learning that FIFA has plans to possibly expand the World Cup to 48 teams.
CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani has instigated a review of the body's

LONDON -- World Cup qualifying in North America could be overhauled to avoid shutting out the majority of countries in the CONCACAF region so early.

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani has instigated a review of an "archaic" format that leaves only six out of the region's 35 teams still in with a shot at qualifying for Russia in 2018.

Alongside a potential new name to replace the corruption-tainted CONCACAF brand, revamping qualifying to be more inclusive has emerged as a key objective for Montagliani...

Pulisic can provide U.S. X-Factor in World Cup qualifying Hexagonal

Jurgen Klinsmann has hailed Christian Pulisic's impact with the United States.

World Cup qualifying began in CONCACAF 17 months ago when the U.S. Virgin Islands defeated Barbados 1-0. Four rounds and 81 games later, 29 teams have been eliminated, leaving six countries to contest the final round.

The format of the Hexagonal is forgiving to say the least. (Find the full Hex schedule here.) The top three finishers qualify automatically for Russia 2018 while the fourth-place team will take on the fifth-place side from the Asia Football Confederation in a playoff to help fill...