Build­ing up to 48

Sportstar - - WORLD CUP TALK OF EXPANSION -

In Rus­sia, 13 coun­tries rep­re­sented by Asia, Africa and Cen­tral and North Amer­ica mus­tered just 10 wins. The ris­ing lev­els of in­equal­ity are a worry for the com­pet­i­tive bal­ance, but a 48­team for­mat may al­le­vi­ate that con­cern by of­fer­ing smaller teams the chance to play against the world’s best and de­velop.

AFP

Play­ing host: The Khal­ifa In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium in Doha has been re­fur­bished ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

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