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Jan 10 17 11:13 PM

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Victor Montagliani tells Jamaican press: "2017 is the last edition of 12 teams in the Gold Cup as we will increase it to 16 for 2019."
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TheRoonBa

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Jan 11 17 12:35 PM

So, now I think only CAF has to announce an expansion.

FIFA: 32 > 48
UEFA: 16 > 24
AFC: 16 > 24
CAF: 16 > 24 ???
CONCACAF: 12 > 16
CONMEBOL: 10 > 10
OFC: 8 > 8

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Jan 11 17 5:34 PM

A qualifying tournament would still be necessary (clearly, to get from 41 to 16 teams), but it would only really be meaningful for the CFU teams and maybe the 2 worst UNCAF teams.

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Jan 11 17 9:54 PM

Maybe they'll merge the two into a UEFA-style Gold Cup Qualifiers? Could do what AFC did this year and double early rounds as regional tournament qualifiers too, doubt there would be a desire from UNCAF and CFU to get rid of the most consistent tournaments in world football.

A full North American qualifying stage could also incorporate the non-hosting/holder NAFU countries. So basically Canada...

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Jan 12 17 5:59 PM

I don't think he'd go for anything with 'stan' in the title, he's built a reputation on that kind of thing you know... I'm partial to Trumpland because it's the perfect comical supervillan cliche (and also will be humourous in the north of England)... but he might try a subtle change like United States of Trump.

Or maybe given yesterday's allegations, New Weeland?

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