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2022 World Cup in Qatar to remain as a 32-team tournament, Fifa announce

24 days ago   |   By The Guardian

• World governing body considered expanding it to 48 teams
• Fifa decided increasing size of event was not practical The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a 32-team tournament as originally planned, Fifa have announced. The world governing body had considered expanding the event to 48 teams but has now determined this is not practical. “The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 will, therefore, remain as originally planned with 32 teams,” a statement read.
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FIFA: 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be expanded from 32 to 48 teams

FIFA: 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be expanded from 32 to 48 teams

24 days ago   |   By Wessexfm

FIFA has said the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be expanded to 48 teams as originally planned and will instead stick to 32.
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Fifa abandons plans to expand World Cup in 2022 to 48-team competition

Fifa abandons plans to expand World Cup in 2022 to 48-team competition

24 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun

FIFA have announced they have abandoned their plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to have 48 nations competing instead of 32.
Though the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico will play host to 48 countries and a whopping 80 matches.
France are the reigning World Cup champions having beat Croatia 4-2 last summer EPA
While Fifa have also confirmed that the 2022 World Cup will only be played in Qatar, shelving plans for it to be expanded across the Gulf.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino wanted to increase the number of teams participating in three years time, but was forced...
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Fifa abandons plans for Qatar 2022 World Cup expansion to 48 teams

24 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

The 2022 World Cup will revert back to a 32-team format after Fifa scrapped a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 teams.
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World Cup 2022 to remain at 32 teams

World Cup 2022 to remain at 32 teams

24 days ago   |   By Football Italia

FIFA have abandoned plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, according to The Times, remaining at 32 squads in Qatar.
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FIFA scraps plans for 48-team World Cup in 2022

24 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Bruce Arena says the USMNT's World Cup qualifying failure in 2017 did not factor into his decision to take the head coaching job with New England.
ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle reports from the FIFA council meeting in Miami, which opened the door for a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
FIFA has given up on its efforts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, football's world governing body announced on Wednesday.
"In line with the conclusions of the feasibility study approved by the FIFA Council at its last meeting, FIFA and Qatar have jointly explored all possibilities to increase the number...
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Fifa 'abandons plans' to expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

24 days ago   |   By The Independent

Fifa has dropped its plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, according to the Associated Press.
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