The 2022 World Cup is over three years away and there appears to be a little confusion on the number of teams that would participate in the tournament. Initially awarded as a 32 team World Cup to Qatar there have been news that it could be expanded to accommodate teams.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has always been vocal about his support for a 48 team World Cup in the Gulf region but political issues pose the greatest threat. Qatar is currently embroiled in a diplomatic standoff with neighbouring countries UAE, Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. These countries could easily share games as they have large capacity stadiums but it looks highly unlikely. Continue reading OMAN FACING RACE TO HOST WORLD CUP
Qatar has got all the rights to host the World Cup of 2022 World Cup. This is the first time ever that a nation from the Middle East is hosting FIFA, back in 2010.
The key committee for Delivery and Legacy spokes person, who is taking care of whole infrastructure and planning of the 2022 event, recently said, “Qatar has opened all the possibilities to have an open discussion regarding the expansion of things since last year. The country by its efforts wanted to make sure that this tournament belongs “to the entire the Middle East and Arab World”
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Long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his hopes for a more competitive FIFA World Cup in Qatar than the one we witnessed in Russia last year.
Wenger feels that the World Cup will be more interesting and unique if the North American, Asian and African countries provide a much sterner challenge to their European and South American counterparts for glory.
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Xavi things that the FIFA World Cup in Water is going to be an amazing one, and said the country is prepared to give an exceptional experience to football fans from across the globe.
The brand ambassador for the World Cup at 2022 proclaimed that he is very excited that Qatar is organizing well; the stadiums are amazing and preparation will amaze everyone. Adding on, as the ambassador of the Supreme Committee, he feels Qatar is ready for every aspect.
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Qatar is thinking positively on offers that it has received from other countries to bring teams in the upcoming World Cup, however, so far country has not taken any decision in this regards, said the AFP organizing committee senior members.
Recently, Iran has received an offer to bring teams that will take part in World Cup small Qatar. The championship is going to start in about four years. On the question, if teams could be based in Iran, Hassan Al Thawadi, who is the chief organizer, said the country has got many suggestions from the various teams that are participating in the tournament. This is part of the operating plan, but of course it must happen with FIFA,”
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Sun’s Chief Features writer sees stifling conditions like the people of Qatar, Ghanaian construction workers and Europeans blend into the first taste of what the next tournament could be like. It is 18:00 and still a swelling 31 degrees in the desert night. Thousands of cows on turnstiles to watch the 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar face Ecuador. It helps to get in. Albert Tete, a Ghanaian construction worker at one of Qatar’s growing new World Cup stadiums, would not be here if not.
One working at the Al Rayyan stadium, he says he earns £ 177 per person. Month – with free food and accommodation – works 12-hour days, six days a week. The Chelsea fan, 27, says about his salary: “Half of the bread is better than no bread.” The father who says he is “proud” to help the World Cup efforts came to a cosmopolitan throng on Friday’s friendly.
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