2018 World Cup: Why isn’t the U.S. going to be in Russia?
If you’re new to soccer but the World Cup has got you hooked, fear not, you aren’t alone. However, given that the tournament features teams from every corner of the globe you could be forgiven for thinking it a little strange that the United States is conspicuous by its absence.
Here is the how, the why and the why not, behind the Team USA’s failure to be a part of soccer’s grandest spectacle.
There are 32 teams in the World Cup and that number will rise to a whopping 48 in 2022, but that still means more than 140 countries miss out on qualification each time.