FIFA is proceeding with plans to expand the 2022 World Cup despite the concerns of some of the host nation's Qatar, who require the project. The move would grow, a project that is politically dangerous, but with president FIFA president, Gianni Infantino very much, growing the country's biggest championship to 48 teams ahead of schedule and would need to t to make some regionally competitive competition.
Under the plan currently under consideration, most of the games in the 2022 competition will be held in Qatar – which won the rights of a 32-team event and continue to prepare for one – but there would be other games going on. in Circuit Court and Oman as part of the wider Middle East World Cup. The expansion of Infantino would not launch games to countries currently in charge of Qatar's political and economic position, such as the United Arab Emirates.
Infantino, who was elected as FIFA president in 2016 and was seeking re-election to a four-year term in June, was among the most popular attendees at the World Cup. More places include FIFA member states and increased sponsorship income. countries that cannot compete in the competition.
A final call for the idea was expected next week when FIFA's regulatory advice meets Miami, but Infantino has decided to move the final decision to the annual FIFA Conference in June, where it is standing against the re-election.
If Qatar agrees to the change – his consent needs to be obtained – and if logistical challenges are breached, Infantino is likely to seek the approval of 211 members of FIFA federations, a group of which the president is well aware of rubber stamping policies. He has already said that the FIFA Council would take less of the decision, which governs sport worldwide.
FIFA and Qatar World Cup organizers did not comment on the topic.
However, some senior members of the organizing committee have been working on the occasion from Qatar after reaching ten years ago against the sharing competition and frustration that it could still happen. Qatar's final position on the subject will be defined by its regulators, who may have a political advantage over the inclusion of specific neighbors.
While Infantino suggested that a number of games with Qatar neighbors would help restore refunds in the region, it has been completed by a FIFA-led group conducting a feasibility study that it would be impractical to include the obstacle countries, including Bahrain. in hosting plans, leaving Oman and Kuwait are favorable choices. Infantino recently visited the two countries where he discussed the idea, according to people who know the talks.
Infantino has progressed the World Cup in recent years, despite the difficulties on the way. He drew the issue out of the agenda at last year's FIFA Conference among the various stakeholders.
However, Women's statistics relate to Qatar's posture – he has not publicly rejected an expanded World Cup, even as logistics is needed to introduce partners – to get the extended format, which was adopted for the 2026 World Cup and beyond. . Qatar organizers 2022 said last summer that they will reserve a judgment on a 48-team competition until a comprehensive study has been carried out.
An empty infantino when asked for a severity for the 48-team World Cup, leads between sports justifications that focus on increased interest in sport and those that are politically optimistic suggesting that it could alleviate political tension in the region.
“There is tension in this particular region, and it is up to the respective leaders to deal with that, but perhaps it is easier to talk about a joint football project than more complicated things,” Infantino said in January. “If it can help all the people in the Gulf and every country in the world to develop football and give a positive message to the world about football, you should try it.” T
Kuwait and Oman remained largely neutral during the Gulf crisis, which had little sarcasm and little behavior between other countries. The recently completed Asian Cup, where Qatar hosted the United Arab Emirates in a tournament which was being played in a poisonous atmosphere and reminded the boots and other footwear of the footwear, laid this fault. living towards Qatar Players as they celebrate goals with a 4-0 win. With blocked flights between the countries, Qatar players traveled to the competition through Oman, while their fans were forbidden to attend.
The travel restrictions for World Cup organizers who have waived the bankers on the departure from Saudi Arabia and the UA are also a cause for concern.
There are a number of logistical barriers to clarification for extended competitions. FIFA officials ruled that Qatar, less than Connecticut, will not be able to absorb the extra games, and must now decide whether neighboring countries have infrastructure that meets their exact demands.
Potential barriers include the banning of serving alcohol in Kate and the provision of training centers and airports.
Separately, the FIFA will have to work out how a further 16 games can be included in a schedule that has been reduced to 29 days to relax the European soccer leagues by moving the competition from its traditional June-July to November-December calendar due to the summer temperatures in the Gulf.