Infantino told Germany's Bild newspaper in an interview published Saturday he believed that having more teams would increase the number of football fans worldwide.
The World Cup "is more than a competition; it is a social event which every one supports in a country," he said.
The FIFA Council will decide in October whether to increase the number of finalists from 32 to 40 for the 2026 World Cup. Opposition to the idea has come especially from the main European leagues.
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