Expansion in and of its own right isn't a bad thing. The decision to move from 24 to 32 teams in the World Cup for the 1998 edition made a great deal of sense. The break-up of the communist bloc coupled with the clear improvements in Asian, Concacaf, and African regions meant the tournament needed to adapt. Moving to 32 was the right call for the time. The next jump Fifa plans, to 48, doesn't have anywhere near justification.
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