The Emir of Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (right) and Fifa President Gianni Infantino attend the inauguration ceremony of the Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha, capital of Qatar on May 16. Photo: Xinhua

Qatar World Cup: Fifa abandons plans for 48-team tournament in 2022 amid Gulf blockade

  • The 2022 tournament in the Gulf state will now be played with 32 nations taking part
  • Fifa says ‘such a proposal could not be made under current circumstances’ after ‘thorough consultation process’
Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2022

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The Emir of Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (right) and Fifa President Gianni Infantino attend the inauguration ceremony of the Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha, capital of Qatar on May 16. Photo: Xinhua
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