Infantino says he now believes there is only a 50 percent chance that the 2022 World Cup will expand to 48 teams [Marco Rosi/Getty Images]

FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to expand the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams.

After meeting with the emir of Kuwait and football officials, Infantino flew to Doha to see Qatari leaders on Monday about the prospect of overcoming the logistical and political complexities of adding 16 more teams to the event, which requires at least one additional Gulf country being used as a host.

FIFA maintains it is working jointly with Qatar on the viability of a 48-team tournament, but the

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