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FIFA inches closer to a 48-team World Cup

Written by: Neelav Chakravarti

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A final decision will be taken on 6th June 2019.

FIFA is inching towards a 48-team World Cup, which looks more possible after the recent council meeting of the governing body. The members of the body have given their backing to Gianni Infantino in his bid to expand the upcoming World Cup in 2022, which will be held in Qatar.

A final decision will be taken on 6th June 2019, after FIFA and Qatar together submit the names of probable co-host countries.

Watch: FIFA Council Press Conference


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FIFA has also confirmed that a 24-team Club World Cup will begin from 2021, which will replace the Confederations Cup.

Meanwhile, VAR will also be implemented in the upcoming Women's FIFA World Cup 2019. Also, India has been appointed as the host for the upcoming 2020 U-17 Women's World Cup.

Published: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:49 AM IST

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