https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...-could-combine-world-cup-qualifying-processes It could have gotten dicey when only 32 teams made it, but now at 48 it will provide a cushion and make qualifying more interesting, so I'm all for it! And I hear CONMEBOL reffing can be suspect, but it can't be worse than CONCACAF, so it's worth the risk to find out with the transition. The only thing is U.S. foreign policy could make it a little messy. Where would the U.S. play Venezuela if they invade them? Not like the US plays matches in the Middle East.