Why Fifa’s 48-team plan for the 2022 World Cup is bad news for Qatar – The Independent

Qatar is reluctant to agree to moves by Fifa to increase the size of the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams – and you can see why. Earlier this week the tiny Gulf state was proudly announcing that 90% of the tournament’s infrastructure, including eight stadiums, would be in place by 2019. Suddenly it’s being asked: four more stadiums, please. The likelihood is that this is beyond the reach of...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino open to CONMEBOL’s request to expand Qatar World Cup – ESPN

FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, a move that might require the tiny Gulf nation to share games in the region. The governing body will now study if Qatar can...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino open to CONMEBOL’s request to expand Qatar World Cup – ESPN

FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, a move that might require the tiny Gulf nation to share games in the region. The governing body will now study if Qatar can...

CONMEBOL asks FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2022 – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) Apr 13, 2018 Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar,...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino open to CONMEBOL’s request to expand Qatar World Cup – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) Apr 13, 2018 Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar,...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino open to CONMEBOL’s request to expand Qatar World Cup – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) Apr 13, 2018 Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar,...

CONMEBOL asks FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2022 – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) 1:38 AM ET Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar,...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino open to CONMEBOL’s request to expand Qatar World Cup – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) Apr 13, 2018 Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar,...

CONMEBOL asks FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2022 – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) Apr 13, 2018 Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar,...

SC outlines more opportunities in run up to 2022 World Cup – Gulf Times

Washington There are plenty more opportunities to come in Qatar during the next four years, in the run up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the second Qatar-US Economic Forum in Washington, DC, was told.This was stated by Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure required to host the mega football...