UEFA requires sixteen tickets for European countries at world cup 2026
In the new design of the football world cup with 48 countries, there should be sixteen instead of thirteen European countries participate.
That is, the requirement that the European football association at the FIFA going to resign, said president Aleksander Ceferin of the UEFA Thursday after a meeting of the executive committee.
The sixteen European countries would be distributed across the sixteen groups, so that they can have each other later in the tournament encounter
“We are convinced that the qualities of the European countries in our benefit to speak and that they are all sixteen the next round”, explained Ceferin.
The FIFA decided recently from the world cup of 2026, the number of participants to increase from 32 to 48. The countries are spread over sixteen groups of three. The numbers one and two will qualify for the next round, where 32 teams are left.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino will see the expansion of the number of participants as an opportunity for football in Africa and Asia. During the FIFA congress in may in Manama, is expected to decide on the distribution of the tickets taken.
It is still not known in which country the world cup 2026.