Fifa President Gianni Infantino has his own perception: he sees global support for his Plan to increase the football world Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. “Of course, the majority, because 16 other teams mean not only a further 16 countries with world Cup fever, but also 15 or 16 other countries can dream of,” said the Boss of the world Federation in Doha.

The crucial question is: “Is it feasible?” In March, the Fifa wants to decide whether the 2022 world Cup, the field of participants will be increased. The biggest Problem is that the tournament must be played in only 28 instead of 32 days. Infantino confirmed that additional game days at the Winter Cup eligible.

to be An Option, games in neighboring countries to relocate. However, this is likely to be difficult, because Qatar is politically and economically isolated from its neighbours, Saudi Arabia, Unite Arab Emirates and Bahrain. “We discuss everything,” said Infantino, “but we have not yet decided on nothing Concrete.” He was “happy enough to overlook these things, without political Considerations.”

The Qatari OK last had announced that in the first round four games in a day unsubscribe. The first would begin at 11 PM Central European time. The plans must agree to Fifa.

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