FIFA increased the number of Slot for African Teams at world cup to 9
FIFA has today Saturday announced their decision to increase Africa teams in the world cup feom 5 to 9 competing teams considering the fact that Africa has the most countries in the world.
Football enthusiasts in African have been calling for increase in the teams, arguing that Africans are not giving enough opportunity to participate in the competition.
As a result, FIFA has agreed to increase the World Cup to a 48-team competition come 2026 with Africa having 9 slots.
Morroco’s latest victory to Semi Finals of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar simply means Africa will get 11 slots in the 2026 World Cup.
9 permanent slots, 1 via playoff and 1 because they reached the Semi Finals.
Source: thenorthernweb - December 10, 2022
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