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FIFA chief Infantino holds World Cup expansion talks in Kuwait

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has held talks in Kuwait about the country staging 2022 world cup matches as he pushes to enlarge the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams.

After meeting with the emir of Kuwait and football officials, Infantino flew to Doha to see Qatari leaders about the prospect of overcoming the logistical and political complexities of adding 16 more teams to the event, which requires at least one additional gulf country being used as host.

Football’s governing body maintains it is working jointly with Qatar on the viability of a 48-team tournament, but the concept is mired in complexities stemming from the boycott of Doha by some of its gulf neighbours

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