Qatar might be the first nation to host a 48-team World Cup tournament if a number of CONMEBOL nations have their way.


Qatar 2022 organisers say they’re preparing to host a 32-team World Cup, but the field could be expanded the tournament if a study concludes it is possible.

South American countries are behind a push to make Qatar a 48-team event and the FIFA president says he remains open to the idea.

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Al Jazeera’s Andy Richardson has been talking to Qatar 2022’s assistant secretary-general, Nasser al-Khater.