2022 FIFA World Cup

2022 FIFA World Cup News

FIFA President Gianni Infantino struggles to turn big plans into reality

Since his appointment in 2016, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has a big year ahead to overcome the obstacles related to his plans, including the new format of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Qatar brings first new World Cup stadium to life as FIFA mulls expansion

Fans packed into the Al Janoub stadium, a 40,000 seat venue made to resemble traditional wooden sailboat, to cheer on Qatari teams playing in the final of the Emir Cup.


FIFA World Cup 2022 only target for new UAE coach Bert van Marwijk

Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk says getting the United Arab Emirates to the World Cup finals for only the second time in 2022 will be the sole focus of his time in charge of the team.

Son Heung-min calls for patience as South Korea turn to youth for 2022 World Cup

Son Heung-min is among those players already calling for patience. The Tottenham star, South Korea's biggest soccer export, wants fans to allow the national team time to build for the tournament to be held in Qatar.

Can see how football is changing Qatar: Xavi Hernandez

At the continental championships in January, Qatar came up with a gripping performance that saw the team beat four former champions — Saudi Arabia, Iraq, South Korea and Japan — en route to winning it's first ever Asian Cup title.

FIFA look at stadiums in five countries for 48-team 2022 World Cup

Qatar is already planning to use eight stadiums, and the FIFA report says an additional two to four venues would be required in at least one country in a 48-team World Cup in 2022.


Qualifiers for 2022 FIFA World Cup to kickoff in Asia in June

This gives FIFA until early June to decide on organizing a 32-team World Cup hosted by Qatar, or a 48-team event which would need to spread games around the Middle East.

UAE, other Gulf states could co-host expanded Qatar 2022 World Cup: UAE sports chief

FIFA is expected to decide next month whether it will expand the World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 teams but has already warned it would be difficult for the Gulf Arab state to do it alone.

European leagues oppose FIFA plan for 48-team 2022 World Cup

The gas-rich Qatar is completing eight stadiums for a 64-game tournament, though FIFA's ideal design for a 48-team, 80-game tournament calls for 12 venues.

Indian sleuths called up for cover at Qatar World Cup

Officers to attend security seminar in Doha, Home Ministry asks states for names from 26/11, IPL operations for 2022 programme