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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:56 pm 
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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
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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.


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It would change CONCACAF qualifying but I would give the Caribbean an automatic spot in the World Cup.


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It would change CONCACAF qualifying but I would give the Caribbean an automatic spot in the World Cup.

Chances are if I'm right about the spot breakdown (which isn't a certainty) the Caribbean might get a spot easier in CONCACAF qualification. Have the final round of qualifying as 2 groups of 6 with the top 2 automatically qualifying for the World Cup and the third place teams playing each other.
Basically qualification is like 2010 CONCACAF qualification without the fourth round. Instead of 3 groups of 4 it's 2 groups of 6. Round 2 can be changed to a group stage. While not helping US and Mexico it will help CONCACAF in general by giving middle teams more games and potentially getting teams higher ranking in FIFA. That in turn could help some of the smaller teams in the Gold cup qualifiers as they might get a bye potentially if they win a few games in qualification.

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U.S., Canada, Mexico 2026 World Cup bid a possibility - CONCACAF chief

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seems interesting but why keep the half slots? While I don't mind CONCACAF getting 6.5 spots I don't see why South America is getting 60% of the nations in the region. That one spot could go to ending the playoff.

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seems interesting but why keep the half slots? While I don't mind CONCACAF getting 6.5 spots I don't see why South America is getting 60% of the nations in the region. That one spot could go to ending the playoff.

The Caribbean Football League is making noises about leaving and will probably take 1.5 slots with them


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seems interesting but why keep the half slots? While I don't mind CONCACAF getting 6.5 spots I don't see why South America is getting 60% of the nations in the region. That one spot could go to ending the playoff.

The Caribbean Football League is making noises about leaving and will probably take 1.5 slots with them

Honestly I'd be interested in seeing what happens if they do leave. While they are the bulk of Nations in the federation, the majority of them are the bottom of the federation.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:52 pm 
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proposed spots:
http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2 ... odule_news" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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AFC 8
CAF 9
CONCAF 6
COMOBOL 6
OFC 1
UEFA 16

Last 2 spots determined by last chance qualification tournament with 6 teams. One from each confederation and one extra spot for host country region. The host region loses a spot if a nation in that region is hosting the World Cup. I do not think UEFA gets a spot in the last chance qualification tournament.

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Bureau of the Council recommends slot allocation for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™
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The Bureau of the FIFA Council – comprised of the FIFA President and the presidents of each of the six confederations – convened this Thursday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich and agreed on a proposed slot allocation for the FIFA World Cup™ as of the 2026 edition.

The recommendation will now be submitted for the ratification of the FIFA Council, whose next meeting is scheduled for 9 May in Manama, Bahrain, two days prior to the 67th FIFA Congress.

After 10 January, when the FIFA Council unanimously decided on expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition, FIFA, the confederations and the member associations engaged in a consultation process, which resulted in the proposal recommended by the Bureau of the Council. According to this proposal, the split of direct berths is as follows:

Slot allocation*

AFC: 8 direct slots
CAF: 9 direct slots
CONCACAF: 6 direct slots
CONMEBOL: 6 direct slots
OFC: 1 direct slot
UEFA: 16 direct slots

* The host country would also automatically qualify for the FIFA World Cup, and its slot would be taken from the quota of its confederation. In the event of co-hosting, the number of host countries to qualify automatically would be decided by the FIFA Council.

Play-off tournament for two remaining slots

The above allocation accounts for 46 of the 48 participating teams. The proposal reviewed by the Bureau of the Council includes a play-off tournament involving six teams to decide the last two FIFA World Cup berths:

One team per confederation with the exception of UEFA + one additional team from the confederation of the host country;

Two teams to be seeded based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The seeded teams will play for a FIFA World Cup berth against the winners of the first two knockout games involving the four unseeded teams;

Tournament to be played in the host country(ies) and to be used as a test event for the FIFA World Cup;

Existing play-off window of November 2025 suggested as tentative date for the 2026 edition.


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U.S., Canada, Mexico 2026 World Cup bid a possibility - CONCACAF chief

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The United States, Canada and Mexico will reportedly submit a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup, per @david_conn http://ble.ac/2oFSC1o


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How might a 2026 World Cup look
with the US, Mexico, and Canada as hosts?


While the specifics of the bid are not entirely known at this stage, some details did emerge, the most notable of which was the breakdown of the 80 total games: The U.S. will get 60, with Mexico and Canada staging just 10 apiece.

The most logical scenario -- especially given reaction to the announcement in Mexico -- would be for the opening game to be played in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, which hosted World Cup finals in 1970 and 1986.

The final, meanwhile, would likely be played in New York or Los Angeles; Pasadena's Rose Bowl hosted the 1994 decider between Brazil and Italy.

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48-team World Cup expansion: Should the CFU become independent?

There are 10 teams in CONCACAF outside of the CFU. CONCACAF as a whole now is set to get 6.5 berths. Selling independence to the rest of CONCACAF isn’t terribly difficult for the CFU, at least on first glance. If the CFU asks for 1.5 berths for their 25 FIFA affiliated countries, they leave 5 remaining berths for everyone else (6.5 – 1.5 = 5).

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This way the quality of the World Cup could go down. It's good the way it is! IMHO. Though it's a good plan to make money.

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