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FIFA Considers Biennial World Cup

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FIFA Considers Biennial World Cup

FIFA is exploring the possibility of staging the world cup every two years, instead of four.

Alejandro Dominguez, President of South American Football Body, CONMEBOL, submitted the proposal at a FIFA congress in Kigali, Rwanda, in October.

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Dominguez said a biennial world cup would serve as a viable — and even preferable — alternative to the expanded continental championships like UEFA’s Nations League and the Copa América.

Getting FIFA to accept this type of proposal will not be easy. Changes to the world cup, FIFA’s biggest event, and the world’s biggest sporting event, are sure to face opposition. A recent expansion of the quadrennial tournament from its current 32 teams to 48 for the 2026 world  provoked fierce protracted opposition before it was approved unanimously last year.

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European Clubs May Boycott FIFA’s Club World Cup After Proposed 24-Team Expansion

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Europe May Boycott FIFA’s Club World Cup After Proposed 24-Team Expansion

FIFA have approved a revised 24-team Club World Cup starting in 2021 despite top European clubs saying they would boycott the tournament.

The new competition is expected to include eight teams from Europe.

It will run every four years and take place from June to July in the slot currently used for the World Cup warm-up event, the confederations cup.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is happy about the development.

The club world cup is currently held every December and features seven teams from six confederations, but the competition is largely ignored by European fans.

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Apart from eight European clubs, the new tournament would see six teams from South America, three each from Africa, Asia and North and Central America and one from Oceania.

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It has been suggested each club could earn £50m by taking part.

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UCL Quarter-Final Draw: Tottenham To Face Man City As Man Utd Get Barcelona

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UCL Quarter-Final Draw: Tottenham To Face Man City As Man Utd Get Barcelona

Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United are the four English teams in the Champions League draw the other four teams are Spanish champions Barcelona, Dutch four-time winners Ajax, Italian champions Juventus and Portuguese champions Porto.

It is the first time since 2009 that four English sides are in the last eight of the Champions League.

The last English side to win the competition was Chelsea in 2012 although Liverpool made the final last season.

Tottenham have been drawn against Manchester City in an all-English Champions League quarter-final tie, while Manchester United will face Barcelona.

Ajax will face Juventus in a rematch of the 1973 and 1996 finals. In the other two ties, last season’s finalists Liverpool were drawn against Porto, while

United and Barcelona have met twice in the final, in 2009 and 2011, with the Catalan giants winning on both occasions.

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FIFA Bans Former Guatemalan FA President Salguero

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FIFA Bans Former Guatemalan FA President Salguero

Football governing body FIFA has banned Guatemalan Football Association former president Rafael Salguero from all football-related activities for seven years for bribery.

Salguero, a former member of the FIFA and the executive committee of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), has been found guilty of bribery in violation of FIFA code of ethics.

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He was investigated for “various bribery schemes during the 2006 to 2014 period related to CONCACAF and FIFA competitions, as well as the illegal reselling of tickets for the FIFA World Cup.

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Salguero is one of 16 high-ranking officials who have been indicted in the U.S. In connection with FIFA corruption scandals.

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