|The Week||from the original on 19 October 2015|
|Possible expansion On 12 April 2018, requested that FIFA expand the 2022 FIFA World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, four years before the 2026 FIFA World Cup as initially planned||insidethegames|
|Retrieved 19 February 2020||Archived from on 11 December 2012|
|reported in June 2015 the 's claim that over 1,200 workers had died while working on infrastructure and real-estate projects related to the World Cup, and the Qatar Government's counter-claim that none had||ESPN|
Archived from on 10 September 2018.
|Lutz, Tom 17 September 2013||Stadiumdb|
|It also evokes imagery of to signify the tournament's winter scheduling, and contains waves resembling desert||7 June 2015|
Blatter added that any such decision must be taken by Qatar first and then endorsed by FIFA's executive committee.