Link – FIFA in talks for 40-team World Cup starting in 2026

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“The 2026 bidding should start next year with the United States, Canada and Mexico the expected candidates. The U.S. would likely be the favorite for a tournament needing a minimum 12 stadiums for a 96-match World Cup.”

Wouldn’t this kind of expansion pretty much limit the number of places that host a World Cup? The need for 12 stadiums rules out an awful lot of places just based on the logistics of having that many games.

FIFA in talks for 40-team World Cup starting in 2026

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