FIFA estimates its commercial income will climb 20 percent, and raise profits by $640 million.
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ZURICH: As the football world digests FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup, a look at the some of the benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team tournament in 2026: PROS With 16 more teams joining the World Cup party, feel-good stories should keep flowing in football.FIFA estimates its commercial income will climb 20 percent, and raise profits by $640 million compared to the equivalent rates for the $5.5 billion 2018 World Cup. This would help guarantee the $5 million grants from each World Cup for each of the 211 FIFA member federations, and create extra for development projects.The 80 games can be squeezed into 32 days, the current length of the 32-team World Cup, according to FIFA.
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