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1,264 days until Qatar: WC qualifying begins

With the prospect of the 2022 World Cup now involving 48 teams becoming increasingly likely, Craig Burley thinks it will 'dilute' the quality of the tournament.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants Qatar to have a co-host and will present an expansion proposal at June's congress in Paris.

It has not even been 11 months since France won the World Cup in Russia but qualifying is already underway for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

Qualifying began as Mongolia beat Brunei 2-0 in the first round of matches from the Asian confederation.

World Cup 2022 qualifying how it works

Four further games were scheduled in which Cambodia take on Pakistan, Laos play Bangladesh, Macau face Sri Lanka and Bhutam host Guam.

With 1,264 days until the tournament starts proper on Nov. 21, 2022 there...

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2022 World Cup: How qualifying works around the world

Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup began on June 6, 2019, when minor nations from the Asian confederation played their first round of matches. Mongolia's Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal scored the very first goal in qualifying as Mongolia beat Brunei Darussalam 2-0.

For the 2018 World Cup, FIFA held a gala for the preliminary round draw of all confederations. However, this will not happen for the 2022 tournament. 

A FIFA spoksperson told ESPN: "Given the fact that the FIFA World Cup 2022...

Hirving Lozano, Alex Morgan win CONCACAF player of the year awards

Mexico and the United States split the CONCACAF awards for best player of 2018, with El Tri winger Hirving Lozano named male player of the year and the U.S. striker Alex Morgan taking the female prize.

Lozano, at 23, becomes the youngest ever winner of the award on the men's side after consistent form for Dutch side PSV Eindhoven and a famous goal to help Mexico to a 1-0 win over Germany at the World Cup.

It's the third consecutive occasion Morgan has won the women's prize and her fourth CONCACAF...

Ghana coach Appiah goes on UK scouting mission

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is considering Huddesfield Town striker Collin Quaner for Black Stars duty after meeting with the player in England.

Appiah met up with the Germany-born forward during a tour of Ghanaian players to the UK recently, to scope out the chances of a nationality switch.

"We had a good discussion and he is willing to play for Ghana," Appiah told KweséESPN.

"The Ghana Football Association will now have to handle the paperwork required because so that he can be eligible for...