‘A moment’s silence': Twitter reacts to World Cup expansion

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FIFA’s announcement that the World Cup wILL be moving to a 48-team format has been met with a predominantly negative response on Twitter.

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On Tuesday morning, the game’s governing body controversially voted unanimously in favour of expanding the number of teams participating in the showpiece event from the current 32 to 48, meaning 16 extra teams will qualify for the 2026 edition.

And following the news, social media was awash with criticism for FIFA’s new setup.

Here’s the best of Twitter after the announcement.

Some were rightly aggrieved by the decision…

But others chose to poke fun at the new setup

Here’s how it could look come 2026…

There could even be a legal battle on the horizon…

Maybe it could benefit ‘smaller’ nations…

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