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Decision on 48 teams will be made by Qatar and FIFA: SC
March 16 2019 01:06 AM
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Qatar has been open to the process of discussing a potential expansion of the World Cup in 2022 to 48 teams since discussions started in Moscow and continued in Kigali, an official statement from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy on Friday said .
The SC said a final decision on the expansion of Qatar 2022 to 48 teams will be made by Qatar and FIFA.
The statement said: "We have been open to the process of discussing a potential expansion of Qatar World Cup 2022 since discussions started in Moscow and continued in Kigali.
"Our openness was based on our commitment to hosting a FIFA World Cup that benefits our region and its people in the best way possible. It has always been our mission to ensure that this World Cup belongs to the entire Arab world and the Middle East.
"We will work with FIFA to determine whether or not a viable operating model does exist and importantly, whether it is in the best interest of football and for the tournament, and for Qatar as the host nation.
"After these consultations, the final decision will be made by Qatar and FIFA.
"Until we reach that conclusion, we will continue to work toward hosting a 32-team World Cup in 2022 hosted in the State of Qatar." 


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