The new format of the World Cup, which will be adopted for the first time in the next edition, which will be held in 2026, with the participation of 48 teams.
The number of seats will be increased from 13 currently to 16 teams in 2026.
📌 Africa Region:
The "CAF" teams will get 9 direct seats, and half a seat will be contested through play-off matches.
📌 Asia Region:
You will get 8 seats directly.
📌 CONMEBOL Region (South America):
6 direct seats, and half a seat to be contested through play-off matches.
📌 CONCACAF Region:
3 direct seats (in addition to 3 seats for the host countries), and half a seat to be contested through play-off matches.
For the first time in history, you will have one direct seat, and half an additional seat to be scontested through play-off