World Cup could grow to 48 teams by 2022

Italy claimed a late draw against England thanks to VAR

The soccer governing body has come under attack following recent revelations that the executive members paid themselves hefty allowances following the country' s hosting of the U-20 African Cup of Nations and the U-20 Council of African Football Associations of Southern Africa championships past year.

"For two years we have been talking about a Club World Cup with 24 teams, more inclusive and with more respect for the worldwide calendar, with fewer games", Infantino told reporters at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) annual conference. UEFA said in a statement.

"Regardless of the outcome - we are confident in our ability to deliver a successful World Cup in 2022". "That is why we have proposed it and that is why we have agreed to it since 2026".

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez made the request in a letter handed to Gianni Infantino.

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has invited the world soccer governing body FIFA to conduct a forensic audit of its books.

The 2014 World Cup champions were beaten 1-0 at home in their last game before squads will be named for this year's tournament in Russian Federation.

Qatar, which is spending $500mn a week on the first World Cup staged in the Middle East, is now only planning to use eight venues in 2022.

With the 2022 World Cup set to take place in November/December instead of the usual June/July timeframe due to concerns over the extreme heat in Qatar, expanding the tournament beyond 28 days during a break in the domestic seasons in Europe would also create plenty of issues.

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