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Feb. 26 to replace Sepp Blatter

  • FIFA is considering expanding the World Cup to 48 teams and will make a decision by 2017, president Gianni Infantino has confirmed. Carlos Vela Jersey . However, he suggested that 16 of those teams would go home after just one knockout match, and the remainder of the tournament would be played, as now, with a 32-team group stage, followed by a knockout phase.Infantino, speaking during an event at Bogotas Sergio Arboleda university, said a final decision would be taken by the FIFA Council in January, Colombian media reported. A FIFA spokesman confirmed that the reports were accurate. Former England captain Terry Butcher says proposals by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to increase the number of teams playing at a World Cup finals from 3 These are ideas to find the best solution, we will debate them this month and we will decide everything by 2017, Infantino was quoted as saying. They are ideas which we put forward to see which one is the best. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Infantino said his suggestion was to have a preliminary knockout round involving 32 teams played in the host country, with the 16 winners reaching the group stage. A further 16 seeded teams would get a bye into the group stage, he said. Scotlands Assistant Manager Mark McGhee says he would be in favour of seeing more teams at the World Cup finals after FIFA President Gianni Infantino prop Infantino was elected FIFA chief on Feb. 26 to replace Sepp Blatter, who received a six-year ban for ethics violations.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Transfer Centre Latest transfer news Transfer betting Paper Talk Jonathan dos Santos Jersey . -- The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette have completed a buyout of his contract, clearing the way for the former BYU sensation to become a free agent. Marco Fabian Jersey . A player confirmed to TSN on the condition of anonymity that he received his ballot yesterday. Another confirms hes been told to expect his shortly. "The unions executive committee insists a strike vote does not mean were pushing away from the table," the player said. "But we want the league to know were serious about our position.LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say they are investigating a battery report from a fan who says Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford sprayed water in his face during Game 4 of the Western Conference final against the Kings at Staples Center. LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera confirmed the investigation for The Associated Press on Wednesday, shortly before the Blackhawks faced the Kings in Game 5 in Chicago. Crawford did not speak with the media after the teams morning skate. "I just heard about it on my way oover," coach Joel Quenneville said earlier Wednesday. Jesus Molina Mexico Jersey. "First I heard of it. Im not aware of the situation other than what you just said. Im not worried about it right now. Im worrying about the game." Los Angeles had a 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5. The report alleges Crawford used a water bottle to spray the face of the heckling fan, who was thrown out of the arena and later filed the complaint with police. Crawford finished the game on the bench in the Blackhawks 5-2 loss. ' ' '
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