World Cup with 64 countries by 2026 - Europe 22 Countries, Eastern Europe 16, Africa 16, Asia 14, CONCACAF 9, CONMEBOL 8 and Oceania 4 - CONCACAF 9%, Europe 10%, Africa 16% and Asia 58% world population


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Diego Maradona has criticised FIFA president Gianni Infantino, saying the institution "hasn't changed a bit" since the departure of Sepp Blatter.

Why $80 million to Sepp Blatter?

Why $50 million legal fees to lawyers in Switzerland by present FIFA president Gianni Infantino?

Why $80 million pension for 550 FIFA employees from few countries , i.e., Switzerland, Germany, and Netherlands?



Expanded sports activities will make economy better and strong economy is the solution to most problems. I believe 64 countries World Cup will lessen the racism not only in sports but also in society as a whole. I strongly believe that it’s entirely possible to create world’s 10% new economic activities including 10-100 million new jobs on Football alone by 2050. I have a detailed plan to make FIFA US$100B/year enterprise.

I have been researching extensively for many years now on numerous FIFA and world football aspects including how to organize the FIFA World Cup with 64 countries and 128 matches within 35-40 days without requiring the players to play more than 8 matches, 7 in present format, to win the tournament. During my research, I applied software engineering Artificial Intelligence and mathematical permutation to verify that the 64-countries FIFA World Cup would be more competitive than the 48-countries FIFA World Cup. In 64 countries World Cup, 22 European countries, 34% of the total 64 countries, will participate in 92 matches, 72% of the total 128 matches, at 80% increase even comparing with the total 51 matches played by Europe's 24 countries at the UEFA Euro 2016 in France. This percentage will be extremely high if the South American countries are combined with the European countries.

I have been creating a world-wide movement of 64-countries World Cup by 2026. Africa will send 16 countries, 14 automatic and 2 Inter-Confederation Playoffs places, in the final round of World Cup. Similarly, CONCACAF region will send 9 countries, 7 automatic and 2 Inter-Confederation Playoffs places, in the World Cup. Oceania could send as high as 4 countries in the World Cup. Eastern European countries, part of 22 European countries, will have an opportunity to be in the quarter-final more often than before. CONCACAF, Africa and Oceania will experience, in terms of total number of countries, a staggering increase of 257%, 320% and 400% respectively.





FIFA lacks creativity and innovation. The USA NFL expects US$25 billion annually (my daughters NFL Football Dallas Cowboys, NFL Football New York Giants, MLB Baseball New York Yankees and NHL Hockey New York Rangers fans); FIFA could significantly increase its earnings with innovation. FIFA openness and creativity could have provided happiness to 64 countries for 2 to 6 weeks without compromising competitiveness.

The number 64 is powerful in mathematical sense within the context of FIFA history, tradition of 6 confederations, and more importantly, allowing the strongest 64 countries from 6 confederations to participate in the final round of the FIFA World Cup. The Netherlands, USA, Scotland, Chile and a number of other countries from Europe and South America should have been in Russia in 2018. It’s a catastrophe that Italy will not be in Russia in 2018. The addition of Hungary, Czech Republic, Norway, Wales, Austria, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine from Europe, and Paraguay and Ecuador from South America in addition of The Netherlands, USA, Scotland and Chile would not have made the final round FIFA World Cup uncompetitive. FIFA openness and creativity could have provided temporary happiness to many countries for 2 to 6 weeks without compromising competitiveness.
 

Remember, 32 countries of the 64 countries will go home within 2 weeks after the tournament begins and will wait for another 4 years just to qualify again. Another 16 countries will go home within the next 10 days. FIFA could be extremely creative so that even the giant football clubs of Europe will support and benefit from the 64-country FIFA World Cup. It’s needless to mention that the USA would be the perfect country to host the first 64-country FIFA World Cup 2026 along with Mexico and Canada. It may be possible to come up with persuasive arguments in favor of arranging the World Cup every 2 years beginning 2028 or 2032. It might be possible to convince more than 50% of FIFA member countries to vote for this and/or other ideas in the future. 

FIFA Presidency should be two four-year terms limit, and candidate from the same confederation cannot run for the next time. If the present FIFA President is from Africa then the next President will be from other confederations. FIFA President’s annual salary should be lower than that of the US President. FIFA President’s bonus should be no more than US$1 million, unlike Sepp Blatter’s US$80 million, after serving 2 successful 4-year terms.


CONCACAF
9% world population
3.5 to 7 + 2 = 9 countries 257%

56 + 8 (16) =
64

Europe
10% world population
16+6 of 64 countries
92 of 128 matches
80% increase v Euro

Africa
16% world population
14+2 of 64 countries
5 to 16 countries 320%

South America
6+2 of 10 countries 80% qualification
Only 2 countries not qualify compared to Asia’s 33 countries

Asia
58% world population
12+2 of 64 countries 22% only
China, India to host U20

Oceania
Australia and New Zealand will almost always qualify + 2 more
Inter-Confederation Playoffs places 400%


I have been creating an effective world-wide movement of 64-countries World Cup by 2026. I strongly believe that it’s entirely possible to create world’s 10% new economic activities including 10-100 million new jobs on Football alone by 2050.