Platini’s 40-team World Cup plan gets cold shoulder from Russia and FIFA

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By Andrew Warshaw
October 30 – FIFA and Russia’s 2018 World Cup organisers have joined forces to play down Michel Platini’s idea of expanding the World Cup to 40 teams. The UEFA president made the proposal in a newspaper in which he suggested that all but one of the extra teams be drawn from continents other than Europe in an attempt to find a compromise to pacify Continents seeking greater representation.

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