The expanded World Cup in North America has gotten even more supersized.
The governing body of soccer increased the size of the 2026 tournament for a second time.
FIFA has created a bigger opening stage with four-team groups in a 104-game schedule.
The tournament will now last nearly six weeks in June-July in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The decision adds 24 more games for the 16 host cities. That should further fuel FIFA’s expected record revenue of at least $11 billion through 2026.
The 1998 World Cup in France was the first with 32 teams.
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