The soccer world cup of 2022 in Qatar with 32 countries played, and not 48, as has the Wereldvoetbalbond FIFA Wednesday definitively resolved.
That expansion was initially planned for the world cup of 2026, but more and more votes went on to make the change from the next world cup. Among others, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was a proponent of the expansion, and in march the plans were for the early extension during the board of FIFA in the American Miami approved. The final decision would be the FIFA congress in June in Paris to be taken, but a feasibility study has shown that there is not sufficient time to have the plans. In addition, there would be in Qatar should be moved to the neighbouring countries, which is not feasible for all seemed, given the political tensions in the region.
The world cup in Qatar is from 21 november to 18 december 2022 shall be played. On the world cup 2026 in Mexico, Canada and the United States will for the first time, 48 countries took office.