The 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico would have 106 games

The World Cup that will be jointly organized in 2026 by the United States, Canada and Mexico would have a total of 106 matches, 40 more than the current one which is being developed in Qatar, according to the idea that FIFA has to finalize the next World Cup event.

According to the British newspaper Guardian heFIFA is already thinking about the 2026 World Cup and evaluating the possibility of changing the format of the next tournamentfor the ones 48 selected participants offer more show.

FIFA assesses that the next World Cup Group Phase is made up of 12 groups of four teams, instead of 16 sectors with three teams eachas initially proposed.

Should this decision come to fruition, the top two from each group, as well as the eight best third-placed teams, would advance to the round of 32where 32 teams would play.

By making that change, the 2026 World Cup would have a total of 106 matches, 40 more than will be played in Qatar 2022counting the group stage.

As for the playoffs, in Conmebol, with 10 selected, six direct will qualify and the seventh will go to a repechageTherefore, for some South American teams, such as Argentina and Brazil, the Qualifiers will be almost a mere formality.

By the side of the UEFA will classify 16, Concacaf, in addition to the three organizers, three direct quotas and a playoffin Africa will be nine classified and a repechagein Asia straight eight Y Oceania a team and a repechage.

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