Qatar can be helped out by Kuwait, UAE, and Oman when it comes to expanding the World Cup 2022 to 48 teams. FIFA are very keen on increasing the total number of teams from 32 to 48, and it would make the upcoming edition of the World Cup as the biggest in history. FIFA president Gianni Infantino recently claimed that the decision to increase the total teams will be taken shortly but the decision has been delayed due to the geopolitical tensions. Qatar’s relationship with the likes of Saudi Arabia have been completely cut off for the last two years and the latter may be one of the best choices for helping Qatar to expand the total World Cup teams.
“If this [geopolitical tensions] is resolved, we are more than happy to help them organise the World Cup. But I know that if the crisis remains we cannot,” said Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi, who is the general sports authority chairman of UAE. Incredibly, even Qatar are not in favour of expanding the tournament unless they see a feasibility study from FIFA being in favour of the expansion.Romaithi claims that the UAE are capable of holding matches belonging to 2 groups.