Men's World Cup expansion to 40 teams for '26 (8 groups of 5 teams) "likely" to be approved in Oct. Your preference?— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) September 15, 2016
Competitively, this is lame. No explanation required there. From a fan standpoint, good luck to everyone battling with people from eight more countries for tickets, which will surely see their prices bumped further into the stratosphere. So much for soccer being the working man's sport. Needless to say, double lame doesn't even begin to cover this.
But hey, what could go possibly wrong with giving the already super-trustworthy FIFA even more money and power?
- Greg Seltzer