London — The World Cup could be expanded by eight teams to
40 if Gianni Infantino is elected FIFA president.
Infantino, the face of European competition draws as UEFA's
secretary general, revealed his first plans to transform FIFA in an interview
with The Associated Press after making a surprising late decision to enter the
Also read: Figo backs Infantino for FIFA presidency
European football scrambled to find a candidate as a
substitute for Infantino's boss, Michel Platini, after the UEFA president was
provisionally suspended by FIFA. Platini is at risk of a long ban once the
ethics probe into a 2011 payment from FIFA has been completed, which would make
him ineligible for the Feb. 26 election.
Infantino insisted that if he is elected to lead FIFA he
would not stand down if Platini later wins any appeals.For
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