FIFA announced on Wednesday that the 2022 World Cup, set to be hosted by Qatar, will be played with 32 teams after the plan to expand the tournament to 48 was cancelled. "Following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process with the involvement of all the relevant stakeholders, it was concluded that under the current circumstances such a proposal could not be made now", FIFA said in a statement.
Dominic Thiem saved two match points on his way to producing a fantastic comeback win and knock out three-time former Madrid Open champion Roger Federer on Friday. Thiem made it through to his third consecutive semi-final on the red dirt at La Caja Magica after battling back to win 3-6 7-6 (13-11) 6-4. Federer made an electrifying start against the two-time former finalist, Thiem, in their mouthwatering tussle.