FIFA explores Kuwait, Oman as 2022 World Cup co-hosts
FIFA continues the push to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, considering Kuwait and Oman becoming co-hosts with Qatar, which remains in the middle of a complicated diplomatic standoff with several Arab neighbors.
Oman and Kuwait are now being talked about as potential co-hosts the 2022 World Cup with Qatar.
Football’s governing body FIFA is pushing to expand Qatar’s World Cup to 48 teams, and is now reported to be considering sharing the tournament with Oman and Kuwait.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been talking up the idea of a broader tournament for months. But the concept of sharing football’s showpiece with Qatar’s neighbours is complicated by geopolitics.
Qatar is under a blockade by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
But, Oman and Kuwait have remained neutral, which is why FIFA may now be considering them as potential co-hosts.