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FIFA to decide 48-team 2022 World Cup in March

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said,that FIFA will decide in March whether the Qatar 2022 World Cup could be extended to include 48 groups but conceded it was not a simple decision, reported ChannelNewsAsia.

32 teams contested 2018 World Cup in Russia, generally feted as a standout amongst the most engaging versions of the modern era.


Despite the fact that FIFA is intent on 48 team future editions of the World Cup from 2026, a decision on Qatar won't be known until next year.

FIFA president Infantino said, "We'll decide in March," on French TV show Telefoot.

"We've officially chosen that future releases should include 48 teams, we all think it's a good idea."

At the point when the next edition (World Cup 2022) is held in Qatar, it will be the first to be held in the Arab world

Because of the taking off summer temperatures, it will be held over November-December rather than the European summer months of June and July.

Therefore, the opposition has beenshortened by three days - a factor that could be definitive in the considerations on the 48-team format.

President Infantino said, "It is difficult on the grounds that it will be played more than 28 days, instead of 31 for a normal World Cup.

In March, FIFA will hold a gathering in Miami, where it could likewise choose whether neighboring nations could be allowed to host some of Qatar 2022's games."Why not, if it's feasible ?" included Infantino. 

"We're conversing with Qatar about the possibility of holding a few matches in close-by nations. 

"Why not dream, it's not impossible."

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