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FIFA set to implement new last-32 stage in 2026 World Cup

The world football governing body, FIFA are set to implement some changes for the 2026 World Cup which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

FIFA’s proposed format will include a new round-of-32 stage, with plans for three-team groups poised to be abandoned.

With 104 matches to be played,the world cup will be the first to feature 48 teams and the revised structure is set to be approved at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

The qualifying series are reportedly set to be splited into 12 groups of four rather than 16 groups of three as it was initially proposed.

Group winners and runners-up, along with the eight best third-placed teams, would then advance to the last-32 stage

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