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We deserve more World Cup slots, says Asian boss

Asia's football chief said the region "deserves more slots" at the World Cup, as FIFA's decision to expand the tournament to 48 teams from 2026 was cheered in countries from China to New Zealand.

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Expanded World Cup has China daring to dream

Chinese state media hailed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026, saying it could help realise the country's "dream" of returning to the sport's grandest stage.

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English FA join critics of World Cup expansion

The English Football Association has called on FIFA to take into account the wishes of players, fans and leagues and asks for further discussions before the new 48-team format of the World Cup finals is formalised.

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Critics round on 'political' World Cup expansion

Critics of FIFA's decision Tuesday to expand the World Cup to 48 teams were quick to blast it as a politically and money-driven ploy that will be detrimental to football's showpiece tournament.

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New FIFA Now co-founder Collins slams 48-team World Cup

Damian Collins, co-founder of the campaign group for FIFA reform, New FIFA Now, criticised Tuesday's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, telling AFP it was taken for financial and not sporting reasons.

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