Reports: FIFA 2022 World Cup to host 48 teams, Qatar could be replaced – Al-Arabiya

FIFA has been asked by South American soccer’s governing body on Thursday to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar. FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who gained approval last year to increase the number of teams from 32 to 48 from the 2026 tournament, received the request from Conmebol to hasten the expansion while attending the confederation’s congress, according...

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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...

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...

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...

Why Fifa’s 48-team plan for the 2022 World Cup is bad news for … – 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...

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...

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

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

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...