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FIFA abandons plans to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup from 32 to 48 teams dealing a blow to president Gianni Infantino

Firstpost Thursday, 23 May 2019
FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams, dealing a blow to the world football body's president Gianni Infantino.
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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a 32-team tournament as originally planned, FIFA has announced. The world governing body had considered expanding its showpiece event to 48 teams but has now determined this is not practical.

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