Football By Joe Crilly

Infantino’s Big World Cup Plan But What About Qatar?

Gianni Infantino is set to unveil plans for an expanded World Cup in 2026 however, the locations of the two preceding competitions are still up in the air according to William Hill.

The 2022 World Cup is just 5/2 to not take place in Qatar while the 2018 competition is 8/1 to not take place in Russia.

“The future of the Qatar competition is the most concerning for FIFA if the betting is to be believed,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Since we first started accepting wagers on whether the 2022 World Cup would take place in Qatar back in 2010 the price has tumbled from 10/1 as a result of both news stories and the weight of money staked.”

Will the 2018 World Cup take place in Russia: 8/1 no; 1/20 yes

Will the 2022 World Cup take place in Qatar: 5/2 no; 2/7 yes