Russia is spending more than $13bn on hosting football's showpiece, the most important event in the country since the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics.
The World Cup big guns limbered up on Monday ahead of the tournament opener in Russia while brash underdogs Australia warned Euro 2016 finalists France to brace for an early shock.
Gianni Infantino, who said it was premature to discuss the issue at the FIFA congress in Moscow on Wednesday, did not give a clear timeline on when a decision would be made.
Qatar’s Taleb al-Marri has vowed to uphold Qatar’s esteem on the global stage when he takes the field as an assistant referee during this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Media outlets seized on remarks by Turki al-Sheikh that football’s world governing body was reconsidering whether to let Qatar host the tournament in 2022.
Gianni Infantino said that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar four years later, and there is no disagreement in this matter at all.
The 40,000 capacity, $575mn Al Wakrah Stadium is expected to be one of two further 2022 venues completed this year.
Virat Kohli will stay with Royal Challengers Bangalore alongside South Africa's AB de Villiers, who will earn $1.7mn in the cash-rich event started by the Indian cricket board in 2008.