The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.
Infantino, meanwhile, defended his role in another of the stories revealed by Der Spiegel, which alleged Manchester City struck a secret deal with European football's governing body UEFA in 2014 to avoid a potential Champions League ban for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. "If there are players who don't play in organised football, they don't play organised football, and that encompasses everything - national leagues, confederation competitions, the Euros and the World Cup".
"This is the history of the last 20 years", said Infantino, who has clashed this year with European football officials and club leaders over FIFA's proposed Club World Cup project, which is funded by Japanese investor SoftBank.
Infantino said the Club World Cup was his answer to any breakaway attempt, presenting it as a competition that would generate more revenues for the clubs but also benefit the soccer community.
A Federation Internationale de Football Association task force will assess a revamp of competitions, including a new event for all national teams played every two years.
He also believes the latest breakaway threat will calm. "I trust certainly the club owners and presidents to be able to have a discussion".
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Infantino also said the 2022 World Cup must be played in 28 days even if it is expanded to 48 teams and acknowledged that would make it even harder to push through his preferred vision of a bigger tournament.
"You are either in or you are out", the head of the world soccer body told a group of global reporters. We do. It is decided in March, but I am not a prophet and I don't know if it will be approved. But I have a challenge to convince clubs to improve the current World Cup we already have. Can we do it for 2022?
Accommodating another 16 teams would vastly complicate Qatar's task in preparing for the World Cup, which was awarded to the tiny desert state in 2010. "We can not make [the tournament] longer", Infantino said.
The question of regional cooperation has been complicated by Qatar's stand-off with neighbours Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, who have cut off diplomatic relations and imposed a blockade on the resource-rich country, accusing it of endorsing terror activities. "Football unites, builds bridges, that could be a concrete result". What are the chances?
A final decision on that will be made in March at the FIFA Council in Miami before the draws for qualifying are made.
A Tesla spokesman said Ms Denholm would receive an annual cash retainer of $300,000, with $8000 in stock options annually. Mr Musk agreed to step down as chair last month to resolve claims of fraud brought by United States financial regulators.
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The witness said the suspect had a handgun and then he also saw the smoke bombs and the guard being shot. The gunman was still believed to be inside the bar an hour later, according to a police official.
The statue will be official unveiled on Saturday as part of the centennial observances marking 100 years of Polish independence. The move prompted Polish leaders to quickly draw up plans for an inclusive march Sunday that could be embraced by all citizens.
The Mueller probe into allegations of collusion with Russian Federation was handing out indictments of former Trump advisers. Mr Trump also congratulated the new governor-elect of Florida Ron DeSantis, who fended off a challenge from the Democrats.
The film got released in 408 screens across the state and thus making it the biggest ever release in the history of Kerala. Raju took exception to some of the scenes in the movie, which was released to mixed reactions on Diwali day on Tuesday.
Of course, the question is if this is too little, too late to preserve Florida State's record streak of 36 consecutive bowl games. Known for his passing, Nembhard instead was part of a Gators team that had more turnovers (16) than assists (nine).
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