FIFA hopeful draws up grand plans to make the world’s biggest tournament even bigger.
FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo has unveiled dramatic plans to increase the amount of teams at the World Cup from 32 to 48, according to the Daily Express.
Figo has expressed a desire to add another 16 sides to the tournament, predominantly from areas outside of Europe.
The former Real Madrid star also highlighted the need for more of FIFA’s money to reach grassroots levels in order to help develop the game.
“I believe we should consider proposals to expand the competition to a 40 or even 48 team World Cup,” he told a press conference at Wembley Stadium.
“Both these options are feasible with an extra three to four days of tournament play. If this expansion were to take place I believe that additional teams should come from non-European nations.”