FIFA President Gianni Infantino opened 48 teams in the World Cup 2022.
But the number of game days will not be more.
"We can not play in the tournament anymore," said Infantino, according to the AP news agency.
The World Championships in Russia took place this summer, but the future world championships in Qatar are planned in 2022.
Previously, it was clear that 48 teams will take part in the World Cup in 2026, and earlier this fall the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, opened to increase the number of teams in the World Cup in 2022. From the beginning it was believed that 32 teams will participate in the championships.
– You will have a better chance (to qualify). It is possible and reasonable. We're talking with our friends in Qatar. We talk with many other friends in the region. We hope it will work, we must always try, said Infantino at the end of October.
Now Infantino and Fifa face another dilemma. Can he play in the World Cup with 48 teams at the same time as in the 32 team World Cup?
On Wednesday, the news agency AP informs that Infantino closes the door to the championships to play for more than a month, which is the plan of the World Cup in Qatar.
"We can not play in the tournament anymore," said Infantino.
Regardless of whether 32 or 48 teams participate in the championships or not, they will be played within one month, from November 21 to December 18, 2022.