Show notes: Podcast 284



Sound of Football Podcast 284 - Super-sized World Cup

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FIFA's decision this month to expand the World Cup finals from 32 teams to 48 teams for 2026 has sparked controversy. Many commentators have suggested that the motivation behind the expansion is purely financial, but is that reason enough for it to be a "bad decision"? How will the new format work in practice? Does the system of three team groups leave the competition open for abuses and collusion?

With Graham Sibley, Jan Bilton and Terry Duffelen.

Duration: 34.30 | Filesize: 39.5MB (MP3)

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