http://www.espnfc.us/blog/fifa/243/post ... on-tuesday
They plan to expand the tournament from 32 teams to 48 teams. They stated more teams from Africa and Asia will qualify. A question would be do you like the idea and how will the qualification spots be effected?
For me the obvious thing to do is to remove the .5 spots from each confederation. OFC would move up to 1 spot, CONCACAF would move up to a total of 4 spots, CONMEBOL would become 5 spots and the AFC would get 5 spots. This will cost 2 of the newer spots leaving 14 spots left. With the African confederation being roughly the same size as europe(1 less African state then Europe) Africa can gain 8 spots to be equal to Europe that leaves 4 open spots. Asia can be given the remaining 4 spots as they have 46 nations. Give a additional spot to CONCACAF
Asia- 9 spots (4.5 spots gained)
South America 5 spots (.5 spots gained)
North America 5 spots (1.5 spots gained)
Europe 13 spots (no spots gained)
OFC 1 spot (.5 spots gained)
Africa 13 spots (8 spots gained)
(15 spots filled I think)
Give World Cup champion 1 spot (most likely going to Europe or South America)
Basically half of South America qualify for the World Cup. Africa gains the most making it equals to Europe. Almost every confederation gains something. The biggest change is bringing back the World Cup automatic qualification for the World Cup champion.