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Maradona in favour of enlargement world cup in 2026

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Maradona in favour of enlargement world cup in 2026

Diego Maradona is fully behind the plan of FIFA president Gianni Infantino to the final of the soccer world cup to significantly increase. The board of the global bond takes there Tuesday in Zurich a decision about.

Infantino wants to work towards a world CHAMPIONSHIP with 48 countries, but also extended to forty countries is an option. At the next two world cup’s in 2018 and 2022, do another 32 countries.

“I think it is a great idea, Gianni”, said Maradona on Monday in Zurich, where he, along with Infantino and other prominent figures in a game played in addition to the FIFA office.

“It offers opportunities to countries that are normally on the qualification start in the knowledge that they are the world cup can’t pass. This gives each country the chance to dream of world cup participation and renews the passion for football.”

The Argentine voetbalicoon acts since last year as a sort of consultant from Infantino.

Legends football game in winter Zurich

Diego Maradona was one of the many legends that Monday morning, a game played next to the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich.
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Former FC Barcelona captain Carles Barcelona alternate tips about shampoo with FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
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Infantino gives a red card to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin a red card.
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Infantino had himself assigned to his good friend Maradona.
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In addition to Maradona also did legends such as Michel Salgado, Stéphane Chapuisat, Vitor Baia, Zvonimir Boban, Demetrio Albertini, David Trezeguet, Carles Barcelona and Dwight Yorke in the cold Zurich.
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Maradona still has some tricks in his bag of tricks.
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Infantino try alexis sanchez from cut down.
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Maradona knew, as always, most of the attention.
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‘El Pibe’ had some of his voetbalkwaliteiten see, said the Italian former goalkeeper Francesco Toldo after a goal from Michel Salgado and dolde afterwards with the French ex-striker David Trezeguet.
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Majority

The FIFA president predicted late last year that an “overwhelming majority” of the so-called FIFA Council behind his plan. The German Sky Sports message Monday that a majority of the 37 members Tuesday will indeed agree to an extension.

The eight or sixteen additional places will be filled by countries from Africa and Asia.

In an internal FIFA report, which is in the hands of news agency AP, the wereldvoetbalbond that a world CHAMPIONSHIP with 48 countries, spread over sixteen groups of three – 6.5 billion dollars (6.2 billion euros) in revenue will result. The FIFA expects $ 5.5 billion (5.2 billion euros) in revenue from the world cup of 2018 in Russia.

In total, there are five options which Tuesday voted can be. That includes sticking to 32 teams.

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