PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World How a bigger FIFA World Cup could lead to March Madness-style drama Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/730881/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The world governing body for soccer has decided to expand the format of its men's World Cup from 32 teams to 48, effective 2026. So, get ready for a big debate over this for the next nine years.