FIFA have said that the next World Cup may have 48 teams 3 years ago

FIFA have said that the next World Cup may have 48 teams

Who knows? Maybe this means we might qualify.

The next World Cup is going to be really different as it is.


To the absolute outrage of fans all over the world, the World Cup is going to take place in Qatar. Not only that, but it's going to happen in Winter of 2022.

Yep, a wintery World Cup.

The 2022 World Cup will begin on November 21 and the final will be held on December 18, exactly one week before Christmas Day.

This isn't the only change to the traditional tournament that we should expect either.


FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to 2022.

The decision to increase the amount of teams has already been approved for the 2026 tournament, which will be held in the USA, Canada and Mexico, and it's looking like the same could happen for 2022.

According to BBC, Infantino discussed the possibility at the opening of the Asian Football Confederation's new headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, saying: "If it is possible, why not?

"We have to see if it is possible, if it is feasible. We are discussing with our Qatari friends, we are discussing with our many other friends in the region and we hope that this can happen.


"And, if not, we will have tried. We will have tried because we always have to try to do things in a better way."

More teams means we're more likely to qualify, so we'll book our flights now.

FIFA are clearly quite busy at the moment, as not too long ago, reports suggested that they were planning a new annual Club World Cup, which would see 24-clubs compete in a 14-day tournament held every year.