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Decision on 48 teams will be made by Qatar and FIFA: SC

Decision on 48 teams will be made by Qatar and FIFA: SC

Qatar has been open to the process of discussing a potential expansion of the World Cup in 2022 to 48 teams since discussions started in Moscow and continued in Kigali, an official statement from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy on Friday said.

FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

FIFA moved a step closer Friday to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be found.

Final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup set for June: FIFA

Final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup set for June: FIFA

FIFA chiefs will decide today whether to back an expansion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting in Paris in June, sources said on Thursday.

Qatar, FIFA experts assess progress at 4 proposed World Cup stadiums

Qatar, FIFA experts assess progress at 4 proposed World Cup stadiums

Representatives from Qatar and FIFA recently visited four proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums to assess progress and further familiarise themselves with the venues.

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Sepp Blatter has been summoned to explain how Germany was awarded the 2006 World Cup as prosecutors in Switzerland investigate suspected corruption in the bidding process ...

Qatar's ranking rises after Asian Cup triumph

Qatar's ranking rises after Asian Cup triumph

Qatar have climbed a huge 38 places in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, reaching their highest position in more than quarter of a century on the back of their victorious Asian Cup campaign.

Qatar, FIFA launch joint venture to organise 2022 World Cup

Qatar, FIFA launch joint venture to organise 2022 World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has officially entered tournament delivery mode after Qatar and FIFA announced the launch of a new joint venture to organise the event.

FIFA suspends Afghanistan football chief after women's team abuse investigation

FIFA suspends Afghanistan football chief after women's team abuse investigation

Global soccer body FIFA has provisionally banned the president of the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) Keramuddin Keram from all football-related activities due to an ongoing probe into allegations of abuse in the country's women's team.

Decision in March on 48-team 2022 World Cup, says Infantino

Decision in March on 48-team 2022 World Cup, says Infantino

FIFA will decide in March whether the 2022 World Cup could be extended to include 48 teams, Gianni Infantino , president of the world soccer body on Sunday said.

ILO, FIFA laud Qatar's human rights, labour reforms

ILO, FIFA laud Qatar's human rights, labour reforms

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and FIFA hailed the reforms adopted by Qatar to protect human rights and expatriate workers.

FIFA rejects Amnesty claim of unpaid workers

FIFA rejects Amnesty claim of unpaid workers

FIFA on Wednesday sought to reject claims by Amnesty International that migrant workers building World Cup stadiums in Qatar had not been paid.

Over 125,000 register as volunteers for 2022 World Cup

Over 125,000 register as volunteers for 2022 World Cup

Egypt is topping the list in terms of the number of people registering from the region.