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World Cup Expansion To Dominate FIFA Agenda In Miami

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World Cup Expansion To Dominate FIFA Agenda In Miami

The possible expansion of the 2022 World Cup is likely to dominate discussions when FIFA’s ruling council meets in Miami on Friday.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to increase from 32 to 48 the number of participating teams in the football showpiece, accelerating by four years an expansion which has already been set for the 2026 finals.

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Details of an internal feasibility study by FIFA which emerged this week gave broad support to expanding the 2022 finals in Qatar.

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Women’s World Cup: Nine Countries Show Interest In Hosting

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Women's World Cup: Nine Countries Shows Interest In Hosting

Nine countries have expressed interest in hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa have formally declared their interest.

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A joint bid for the tournament could also be made by North and South Korea.

World football’s governing body, FIFA, says the deadline to submit bidding registration is the middle of April.

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Olivier Giroud Banned From Driving For Six Months For Speeding

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Olivier Giroud Banned From Driving For Six Months For Speeding

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has on Tuesday been banned from driving for six months after admitting to speeding in his Bentley in his fourth offence in nine months.

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The 32-year-old French international, who helped lead the team to World Cup victory, has been banned after he was caught driving at 60mph (97km/h) in a 50mph (80km/h) zone, 10mph above the speed limit in Willesden on 2 May 2018.

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At Willesden Magistrates’ Court, Giroud was disqualified from driving after three penalty points were added to his licence, taking him to the 12-point limit. Neither the Chelsea star nor his lawyer was in court having admitted to the offence in November.

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Super Falcons: Dennerby Invites 30 Home-Based Players Ahead Of World Cup

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Super Falcons: Dennerby Invites 30 Home-Based Players Ahead Of World Cup

Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby, has invited to camp 30 home-based players for preparations as this summer’s Women’s World Cup Finals enter a new gear.

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The nine-time African champions are scheduled to play two matches in Spain in the first week of April to further put themselves in shape for the finals.  They have been to tournaments in China and Cyprus to prepare for the big global fiesta in France, playing six matches in all.

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