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FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 23, 2019 13:21

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams.FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations.But the sport’s world ruling body said in statement: “Following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process with the involvement of all the relevant stakeholders, it was concluded that under the current circumstances such a proposal could not be made now.”FIFA and Qatar also looked at whether the Gulf state could host an expanded tournament alone by changing the normal requirements for facilities.Infantino began to back away from the idea in March when after a FIFA Council meeting in Miami he said: “If it happens – fantastic. If it doesn’t happen – fantastic also”.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 23, 2019 13:21

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