World Cup: FIFA President proposes early expansion for Qatar 2022 from 32 teams to 48 – News

Posted: 1 November 2018
Time: 12:00

The World Cup could be expanded from 32 to 48 teams sooner than initially suggested according to Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

The decision has already been taken to expand the tournament in 2026, when it will be held in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Infantino is now considering doing the same for 2022 and the change would require Qatar to share 2022 hosting duties with other countries in the region.

“If it is possible, why not?” he said, as quoted by BBC Sport.

“We have to see if it is possible, if it is feasible. We are discussing with our Qatari friends, we are discussing with our many other friends in the region and we hope that this can happen.

“And, if not, we will have tried. We will have tried because we always have to try to do things in a better way.”

The changes would see CAF Nations gain nine entries for the global showpiece.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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Publish date : 2018-11-01 10:28:17

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