The UAE is Open to Co-Host the 2022 FIFA World Cup!
The FIFA World Cup is hands down the most anticipated event in the whole world, which takes place every four years. The next World Cup is scheduled to take place in 2022 in the state of Qatar. The prestigious competition hosts 32 teams, but FIFA President Gianni Infantino has backed a proposal to expand the next World Cup to 48 teams and has suggested that neighboring countries could also host matches!
The UAE Sports Chief, Mohammed Khalfan Al-Romaithi, has suggested that the UAE would be open to co-hosting the 2022 Fifa World Cup if the rift with Qatar that started in 2017 would be resolved. “Bring back the relationships, be brothers again like we were, and then we can support,” said Al-Romaithi.
He then added, “If the problem is solved, I think the UAE would welcome the World Cup here, a group or two for example.” Last time that two countries hosted a world cup was back in 2002 when Japan and South Korea cooperated to organize one of the best and most memorable cups in the history of football.