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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Fifa vice-president Victor Montagliani
believes an expanded World Cup is
World football's governing body is con-
sidering expanding the World Cup to 48
teams and will make a decision by 2017,
according to its president Gianni Infanti-
no.The Italian suggested that 16 of those
teams would go home after just one knock-
out match, and the remainder of the tour-
nament would be played, as now, with a
32-team group stage, followed by a knockout
Fifa, which governs 211 nations, who all
take part in World Cup qualifying, is expect-
ed to decide on the format for the 2026
tournament early next year.
"I think it's obvious it's not going to stay
at 32 for 2026. I think it's going to change,"
said Canadian Montagliani who was elected
Concacaf president earlier this year, following
the disgraced Jeffrey Webb as leader of North
American, Central American and Caribbean
"If we listened to traditionalists we'd still
have a 16-team World Cup. And there is a
balance. You don't want 211 countries in a
World Cup either.
"But the reality is that the World Cup is
such a strong brand and inspires a lot of
hope and inspiration in countries.
"For them just to dream about it, never
mind get a piece of it, provides a lot of
groundswell in those countries to promote
"I think it's an opportunity and I think
the president's right to really look at it.
"Should it expand? I think the answer is
probably yes. I think now is, What's the
Montagliani also suggested football might
still be blighted by corruption if Russia and
Qatar had not been chosen to host the next
two World Cups.
Russia will host the next tournament in 2018 and
Qatar the 2022 event, with both nations winning the
right in a controversial vote almost six years ago.
Since the December 2010 awarding, corruption
has been exposed in the global game, with then-Fifa
president Sepp Blatter among those now banned.
Montagliani, speaking at the Leaders in Sport con-
ference in London, said: "If Russia and Qatar wouldn't
have got these World Cups, would we be in this sit-
uation now with an opportunity to clean the game?
"I think that was the starting point and the tipping
point for certain things to happen. If England and
the US had got the World Cup, maybe we would've
had status quo.
"I'm just wondering if the authorities that have
stepped up their involvement in the game would've
done that if the choices had been a bit different.
"Maybe the best thing that happened in football
was Russia and Qatar."
Argentina winger Angel Di Maria admits he con-
sidered retiring from international football after
more final heartbreak in the summer.
The Copa America loss to Chile in June led to a
number of senior players considering their future,
with Lionel Messi announcing his retirement only
to backtrack a couple of months later.
Di Maria also considered quitting before deciding
to continue and after playing in Argentina's two
World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela
last month is set to line up against Peru in Lima.
"I thought about leaving selection. Once you can
lose a final but three in a row (World Cup 2014 and
two Copa Americas) is something else," he told
Argentinian television channel TyCSports.
"I had no choice but to keep fighting to make the
best possible effort.
"It is not easy to get to a final and win the title
but we are the first to want to achieve it - but it is
frustrating banging your head against the wall three
"I was about to go to a psychologist but decided
not to because it is an issue that I have to solve alone.
"If I lose another final I think I will not return but
today I only think positive."
Team-mate Gonzalo Higuain echoed those sen-
timents, although he stressed he was not of the same
mind after another Copa America defeat.
"People criticise me for missing a dogfight but I
will never doubt what I am," said the Juventus strik-
"I never thought to leave the team. What remains
is to continue, fight and we can turn this to us. That's
why we're here."
Argentina are third in their World Cup qualifiying
group having returned to action after the Copa Amer-
ica with a win over pool leaders Uruguay and a draw
against bottom side Venezuela having come from 2-
Peru, next-bottom of the group, could pose similar
difficulties as both their wins so far have come at
I wanted to
Fifa chief backs World Cup expansion to 48 teams
expects World Cup
format to change.
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