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48-team World Cup 2022 feasible: FIFA president

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wants to enlarge the tournament from 32 to 48 teams in the next if certain conditions are met.

will be hosting the next in 2022 and expansion would mean adding at least one more country in the Gulf to host matches.

"We will move to the next stage, we will explore the possibility of who could potentially be hosting some of the Games in the Gulf regions," quoted Infantino, as saying.

So, for the expansion of teams, some neighbouring countries would require to share the hosting duties. The possible venues for the expansion of teams for will be Kuwait, Oman, UAE, and

The decision will be made in June and then the final call will be taken by the Council and the Congress, "And if we come to some conclusions in June we will make a proposal to the Council and to the Congress, who is our ultimate decision making body, who will provide the final decision on this topic," he added.

Interestingly, it has been already decided by the World football's governing body that which is scheduled to be hosted jointly by US, and will feature 48 teams.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 15:09 IST