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UAE would co-host the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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According to the United Arab Emirates sports chief Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi, the UAE would co-host the 2022 World Cup if the political rift is resolved.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is insisting the 2022 World Cup could host 48 teams instead of 32 countries.

But this would mean Qatar would have to give some games to the neighboring nations, as the country will not be able to host all the matches.

And the United Arab Emirates sports chief Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi believes the only way for the UAE to co-host the tournament would be if the political rift is resolved.

“I think the right way is to solve the problem,” Romaithi was quoted by The Daily Times.

“Bring back the relationships, be brothers again like we were, and then we can support.”

“If the problem is solved I think the UAE would welcome the World Cup here, a group or two for example,” he added.

“If the relationship comes back to normal and all problems are resolved, we would be more than happy to help the Qataris.”

“I assure you we have no problem receiving any Qatari who will go through the proper channel,” the official added.

“One short statement: improving the level of football in Asia.”

“That has to have a lot of tools but I know where I’d start. I can’t say (exactly) because I don’t want to violate the rules but any president needs to improve the level of football in Asia, not just in the rich countries but all over the region,” he concluded.

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