FIFA recommends increasing 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

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A final decision on a possible expansion will be taken in a vote of members at FIFA's Congress in Paris in June.

The support for expanding the tournament came after members of FIFA's ruling council met in Miami.

A feasibility study commissioned by FIFA found that an expanded tournament in Qatar would deliver up to a $400 million windfall but emphasised any enlargement could only take place if some games were staged outside Qatar.