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Holding fast: the WORLD cup needs to be changed significantly

Gianni Infantino looks better than like, to the WORLD cup finals in 2022 in Qatar will be attended by 48 teams instead of 32 countries, as it is now.

The president of The International Football federation (FIFA) repeated countless times.

After the three-day FIFA meeting in Istanbul, recognises Infantino, however, that it becomes difficult to make such drastic changes in the final already in 2022.

- I'm optimistic, but is it easy? No. It is not, but I have to be optimistic, said the FIFA president, according to the AFP news agency.

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It is Gianni Infantinos big dream to expand WORLD cup to 48 countries. Photo: AP

You understand Gianni Infantino, when he almost made it his personal crusade to get expanded the number of participating countries quickly.

It has already been decided that the 48 team is in, when the WORLD cup finals to be played in 2026 in Canada, Mexico and the UNITED states.

Infantino has previously stated that a majority of states in the FIFA want an extension of the WORLD cup already in the 2022, when the WORLD cup is played in november and december.

Qatar has the whole time planned, after the participation of 32 teams in 2022. To construct eight stadiums, but the expansion will require between 12 and 14 stadiums, we have previously communicated.

the Alternative is to get another country to be co-host. However, it can be a bit of a political challenge, because several countries in the region have broken their ties to Qatar.

for Example, launched the Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain a boycott of Qatar in the summer of 2017.

- I am not naive and do not look through the fingers with the political situation in the region, but football can sometimes create miracles, " says Infantino.

FIFA shall take a decision on the number of participating countries for the WORLD cup in Qatar, when connected meet in Miami in mid-march.

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