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Qatar: Concerned by political and logistical impediments, Qatar World Cup organisers are planning to privately resist FIFA’s attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams and spread games across the Persian Gulf, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was given the backing of the governing body’s ruling council on Friday to pursue his mission to enlarge the 2022 tournament from 32 to 48 teams, requiring at least two more stadiums in at least one additional country.FIFA and Qatar have until June to come up with a joint proposal to present to the Congress of soccer nations, but the concept is mired in complexities stemming from the blockade of Doha by neighbors, tension highlighted in a report considered by the council Friday. During this next phase of the consultation process, Doha-based World Cup organizers plan to highlight insurmountable issues involved in adding more venues outside of Qatar and hope the concept collapses, a person with knowledge of the talks told the AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because public statements on this topic were not authorized.While the Doha officials involved in the World Cup want to keep it as a purely Qatari event, FIFA is also negotiating on a political level ? making direct contact with the country’s emir, who hasn’t publicly discussed the sharing concept. Qatar is working to complete eight stadiums for a 64-match schedule. The tournament was moved from its usual June/July dates to Nov. 21 through Dec. 18 because of the fierce summer ahead and shortened to 28 days because of the interruption it causes to the European club season. Adding 16 additional teams and 16 more games necessitate more venues. The United Arab Emirates has two stadiums with capacities over 40,000, but FIFA accepts the UAE along with Bahrain and Saudi Arabia cannot be considered unless they restore the diplomatic, economic and travel ties with Qatar that were severed two years ago. Kuwait and Oman have remained neutral in the dispute and would be options politically, but their stadium infrastructure is lacking.Kuwait City’s Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium has 60,000 seats but Sabah Al-Salem Stadium only 26,000. The venue in Oman identified in a FIFA study seen by the AP is the 34,000-capacity Boshar-Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.”We are in the lucky situation that I can speak to anyone in the Gulf region and talk just about football,” Infantino said.”I don’t even want to say that football might help to build some bridges or to bring people together or this kind of things.I just think that it’s important for the whole region in the Gulf that the World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be a success. It is important for a region which today, unfortunately, is the headlines more for negative than for positive reasons.”The Gulf crisis stems from Qatar’s support for extremist groups in the region, charges denied by Doha.The boycotting nations also have pointed to Qatar’s close relationship with Iran.”I think if football can contribute to open up some doors and to make people meet and discuss with each other,” Infantino said, “we will not solve all the problems of the world but maybe we’ll get a little step closer in at least starting to understand each other a bit.”After coming under pressure from human rights groups since winning FIFA’s hosting rights vote in 2010, Qatar was forced to improve worker rights and improve labor conditions. FIFA has told potential new co-hosts they have to provide human rights guarantees, which have yet to be specified publicly. FIFA Vice President Greg Clarke of England raised the issue in Friday’s council meeting.Qatar World Cup organizers said in a statement they remain “open to the process of discussing a potential expansion” but stressed they are pressing ahead with planning for only a 32-team tournament.”It has always been our mission to ensure that this World Cup belongs to the entire Arab World and the Middle East,” the organisers said.”We will work with FIFA to determine whether or not a viable operating model does exist and, importantly, whether it is in the best interests for 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.”FIFA decided in January 2017 that the World Cup will be 48 teams, but only starting in 2026 before the hosts were chosen. The United States, Canada, and Mexico won a vote last year. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Qatar organisers are planning to privately resist FIFA’s attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams.FIFA President Gianni Infantino was given the backing of the governing body.Kuwait City’s Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium has 60,000 seats.
Also expected are Didier Drogba (Cote d’Ivoire), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), El-hadji Diouf (Senegal), Benjani Mwaruwari (Zimbabwe), Frédéric Kanouté (Mali), Phil Masinga (South Africa), Peter Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Samuel Kuffour of Ghana and the legendary Roger Milla of Cameroon.They will be joined by their Nigerian counterparts like Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi, Celestine Babajaro, Garba Lawal, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, Uche Okechukwu, Peter Rufai, Emmanuel Amuneke and Samson Siasia.Meanwhile corporate bodies such as MTN, Nigeria Breweries, the South African Embassy VFS Global have indicated their preparedness to be part of this event which the Legends of African are using to make a statement against xenophobic attacks in the African continent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram No less than 46 African football legends have confirmed their participation in the clash of legends – a Charity /Peace football match being organised by Kanu Heart Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation for charitable initiatives.The match will hold in Lagos on April 29 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.According to a press statement by the General Secretary of the Local Organising Committee of the event, Onyebuchi Abia, the match will feature the greatest gathering of the continental bests.Among the galaxy of stars will be two former world footballer of the year and European Award winner George Weah of Liberia and Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew of Ghana.Other expected legends include: Patrick Mboma of Cameroon, Benny Mc Carthy (South Africa), Anthony Baffoe (Ghana), Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia), Lucas Radebe and Mark Fish (South Africa) among others.