Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino as he visited Nigeria yesterday. Infantino proposed the expansion from 32 teams before he was elected by world football’s governing body in February. Africa is currently allocated five places at World Cups. “My proposal has been 40 teams and if that happens then my proposal has been to have at least two extra places for African teams,” said Infantino. The move would not come into effect until 2026 with the format of 32 teams already confirmed for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.