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Report: FIFA mull Oman, Kuwait if '22 World Cup expands to 48 teams

FIFA is considering Oman and Kuwait as hosts of some matches at the 2022 World Cup if the tournament, to be staged in Qatar, is expanded from 32 to 48 teams, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

The World Cup will be expanded from 32 to 48 teams in 2026 but FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed bringing forward the enlarged format to 2022.

World soccer's ruling body did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

A decision is expected in June, although FIFA has already warned it...

UAE file complaint against Qatar player eligibility after Asian Cup loss

Asian Cup hosts United Arab Emirates have launched a late challenge to get their regional rival Qatar disqualified by alleging they fielded two ineligible players at the tournament.

The complaint adds another layer to Qatar's politically-charged progress to the final of the continental football showpiece in the UAE, which is one of four countries boycotting Doha.

There was an angry reaction from the home crowd in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as the UAE were routed in the semifinal, with shoes thrown at...

AFC to probe sandal throwing at Qatar vs. UAE in Asian Cup semifinal

Qatar cruise to the AFC Asian Cup final for the first time with a comfortable 4-0 win over the United Arab Emirates.

The Asian Football Confederation has launched an investigation into the throwing of objects, including a barrage of sandals, at Qatar players during Tuesday's Asian Cup semifinal against United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.

Three Qatar players were showered with footwear and drinks bottles thrown by a hostile crowd while celebrating goals in the 4-0 thrashing of hosts UAE, which secured a place in Friday's final against Japan.

"The AFC is conducting a thorough investigation into events at the Asian...