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2022 World Cup Reduced Back From 48 Teams To 32

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:28 pm
by RealGM Wiretap

FIFA has abandoned its plan to expand the field for the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams.

\"In line with the conclusions of the feasibility study approved by the FIFA Council at its last meeting, FIFA and Qatar have jointly explored all possibilities to increase the number of participant teams from 32 to 48 teams by involving neighbouring countries at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,\" a FIFA statement read on Thursday.

\"Following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process with the involvement of all the relevant stakeholders, it was concluded that under the current circumstances such a proposal could not be made now.

\"Additionally, FIFA and Qatar have once again explored the feasibility of Qatar hosting a 48-team tournament by in particular lowering certain key FIFA requirements. A joint analysis, in this respect, concluded that due to the advanced stage of preparations and the need for a detailed assessment of the potential logistical impact on the host country, more time would be required and a decision could not be taken before the deadline of June. It was therefore decided not to further pursue this option.

\"The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will therefore remain as originally planned with 32 teams and no proposal will be submitted at the next FIFA Congress on 5 June.\"

Via ESPN


Re: 2022 World Cup Reduced Back From 48 Teams To 32

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:28 am
by Richfield
Thank you FIFA!!

Re: 2022 World Cup Reduced Back From 48 Teams To 32

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 5:45 am
by UtahJazzFan88
Why are they doing 48 teams anyway? I'm not sure if I'm a fan of 48.