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‘Majority’ Back 48-Team Qatar World Cup, Says Infantino

A “majority” of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference after a three-day FIFA summit in the Qatari capital, Infantino said the idea had widespread backing from associations across the globe. “We will …

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Decision In March On 48-Team 2022 World Cup, Says Infantino

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Gianni Infantino reiterated that FIFA will decide in March whether the 2022 World Cup could be extended to include 48 teams but conceded it was not a simple decision. Thirty-two teams contested this year’s World Cup in Russia, widely feted as one of the most entertaining editions of the modern era. Although FIFA is intent on 48-team future editions of …

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Boca Juniors Are Being Forced To Play Despite Violent Bus Attack

Some extraordinary scenes are unfolding in South America in an ever-developing story. Prior to the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final, the Boca Juniors team were attacked by rival River Plate fans in their bus, with the windows being smashed and pepper spray, sticks and stones being used. This was a few hours before the proposed kickoff between the teams, and …

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Opinion: Expanding The World Cup Further Would Be A Disaster

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 18: FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA executive committee meeting at the FIFA headquarters on March 18, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Valeriano Di Domenico/Getty Images)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has proposed expanding the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams. According to the BBC, Mr Infantino has suggested that 16 of these countries would be eliminated after a preliminary knockout round. This would ruin the World Cup. 32 teams at a World Cup finals is more than enough. As far as the beautiful game is concerned, the …

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