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Gianni Infantino slams Joseph Blatter for 2026 World Cup format

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The former FIFA president strongly questioned his successor over the decision to align the World Cup to be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2026.

Blatter Criticized Infantino For The 2026 World Cup Format.
GettyBlatter criticized Infantino for the 2026 World Cup format.

former president of FIFA, Joseph Blatterlaunched a significant criticism against his successor Gianni Infantino about what will happen world Cup Which will be done jointly in North America: in the United States, Canada and Mexico 2026,

In an interview with German media timeBlatter questioned strongly against Infantino for the idea of ​​implementing a There are total 48 teams in the world cup, However, “Sepp” went ahead and criticized it as well Expand Club World Cup From 2025.

,What is happening currently is an over-commercialization of football… they keep trying to squeeze more and more out of lemons, for example the World Cup with 48 teams“, declared Blatter, who weeks earlier described the World Cup in Qatar 2022 as a “mistake”.

Similarly, the former FIFA leader attacked the recent changes announced for club tournaments: “Now a Club World Cup, which should be seen as direct competition to the Champions League… FIFA getting involved in something it doesn’t belong to, club football,

world Cup 2026 will be the first with 48 countries, fulfilling Infantino’s election promise to have a bigger and more inclusive World Cup beyond the dominant teams in Europe and South America. However, the final format to be used is yet to be confirmed.

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