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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Fifa is set to ditch plans to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and play some games in neighbouring countries.

Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president, had been pushing for the tournament to be expanded from 32 teams — with some matches being played elsewhere in the Middle East — but has reluctantly had to accept that it would be too challenging to do so.



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:47 pm 
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Always was a ludicrous idea.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:18 pm 
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It was silly to try to increase the number of teams after the bid was won for 32 teams.

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Oga EII won't be happy. :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:08 am 
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Ghana just got knocked da f&;! Out 3 years before pioom :laugh:

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EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote:
Ghana just got knocked da f&;! Out 3 years before pioom :laugh:


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Kai! Ogolo won’t be happy. Opportunity for Kenya to play in the World Cup has been dashed away.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 am 
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The YeyeMan wrote:
Oga EII won't be happy. :D


You are correct on this. However, I did think it was a long shot given the time and the enormity in the region. It was a good effort by Infantino getting the FIFA votes for it but time failed him. No big deal and on to 48 team World Cup in 2026 as already approved.

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It’s as if some FIFA members (Non European) where pushing for this to happen earlier than needed, my guess is that the likes of China and the UAE wanted the expansion instantly!

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It’s as if some FIFA members (Non European) where pushing for this to happen earlier than needed, my guess is that the likes of China and the UAE wanted the expansion instantly!


CAF members as well. It was passed by FIFA in its last meeting (I believe somewhere in S/America). However, logistics finally shut it down.

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Look anything that keeps fake countries from playing in tournaments that they do not belong. I've never seen anyone in real life from Kenya, Mauritania or Uganda much less someone who can say they've been but somehow they are in the AFCON, the World Cup cannot suffer a similar disgrace.


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kalani JR wrote:
Look anything that keeps fake countries from playing in tournaments that they do not belong. I've never seen anyone in real life from Kenya, Mauritania or Uganda much less someone who can say they've been but somehow they are in the AFCON, the World Cup cannot suffer a similar disgrace.



I totally agreed. We don't need any more African teams at the World cup. The five we sent to Russia didn't get out of the group. I am not looking forward to Afcon because there are too many useless teams at the tournament. Uganda? Kenya? WTF? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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