The 2022 FIFA World Cup has now been accomplished and dusted as Argentina defeated France on penalties to win their third title. After an exhilarating 120 minutes, which ended with the rating tied at 3-3. However Argentina stored their calm to attain all their penalties whereas France failed to take action. The win has lastly introduced an unimaginable finish to Lionel Messi’s journey of profitable a World Cup title.
Nevertheless, now we watch for 4 or, to be exact three-and-a-half years extra earlier than the 2026 FIFA World Cup arrives. The subsequent World Cup will deliver with it a number of modifications to the sport. It should even be the primary World Cup since 2002, which might be co-hosted. The month-long event might be held in america of America, Canada and Mexico.
So, what are the important thing modifications that the event will deliver?
2026 FIFA World Cup to Have 48 Groups
The final time FIFA elevated the variety of groups within the World Cup was method again in 1998 when the variety of nations was elevated from 24 to 32. Nevertheless, from the following World Cup, the variety of groups might be elevated to 48. FIFA has, nonetheless, but to determine how the event will pan out.
Speculations have stated that groups both could possibly be divided into two elements of 24 groups. Or, taking a leaf out of Euro, they might cut up the groups into 12 teams of 4. The highest two groups will qualify, whereas eight of one of the best third-placed groups. This can make the event a knockout spherical of 32.
Nevertheless, FIFA has until to determine on the problem. A rise in groups will even be certain that the continental confederation will now get extra slots.
2026 FIFA World Cup Continental Allocation
Asian Soccer Federation (AFC)
Confederation of African Soccer (CAF)
Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Affiliation Soccer (CONCACAF)
South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL)
Oceania Soccer Confederation (OFC)
Union of European Soccer Associations (UEFA)
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Alcohol might be out there
Qatar had an enormous tussle with FIFA over the problem of alcohol within the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Since Budweiser is an official accomplice of FIFA, it offers its unique rights to promote beer inside and out of doors the stadiums. Nevertheless, since Qatar is a profoundly non secular nation, the sale of alcohol is very restricted.
Nevertheless, Qatar stated it might permit beer in designated areas outdoors the stadiums. Two days earlier than the World Cup, although, they went again on the ruling stating that no beer can be bought anyplace close to the stadium’s premises.
Followers will, although, face no such restrictions within the subsequent World Cup as all three international locations have unfastened restrictions concerning alcohol.
World Cup to happen in three international locations
This would be the first time in historical past that three international locations will host the World Cup. The event has been held 3 times earlier than in North America however has been hosted by one nation, with Mexico internet hosting it two instances and america internet hosting it in 1994.
The matches might be performed in 16 cities throughout america, Mexico and Canada.
2026 FIFA World Cup host cities
Mercedes Benz Stadium
AT & T Stadium
Exhausting Rock Stadium
Lincoln Monetary Subject
2026 World Cup to be held in summer season
Qatar was additionally the primary FIFA World Cup to be held in winter, which induced an enormous conflict with the common scheduling. In consequence, all the key leagues needed to go on a month-long break to accommodate the event.
Nevertheless, from the following World Cup, the event might be once more held in June-July, making certain no conflicts with the leagues. Sadly, because of the World Cup being held between the seasons, the variety of reported accidents rose dramatically.
This was detrimental to any nation that misplaced their prime gamers even earlier than a ball was kicked in Qatar.