FIFA has unanimously decided the World Cup will be expanded to feature 48 countries from 2026.
The news was confirmed on their Official Twitter page in the past hour.
Expansion was one of the promises made by president Gianni Infantino.
The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026:— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) January 10, 2017
16 groups of 3 teams. Details to follow after the meeting.