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FIFA President Gianni Infantino optimistic about expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup despite logistic, political hurdles

Firstpost Saturday, 16 February 2019
FIFA has decided to increase the number of teams that will participate in the 2026 World Cup from 32 to 48 but Infantino is campaigning to implement this reform as early as 2022
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News video: Infantino defends FIFA from criticism over Bahraini footballer

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino defended world soccer's governing body over its perceived lack of action in the case of refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, saying it had been working behind the scenes in the affair.

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