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*FIFA reveals 48 team World Cup plans*

FIFA wants World Cup 2026 onwards to have 48 teams.

According to the latest plans, the breakdown will be:

UEFA (Europe): 16 slots

CONCACAF (North, Central America+Caribbean): 6

CONMEBOL (South America): 6

AFC (Asia): 8

CAF (Africa): 9

OFC (Oceania): 1

That's 46 total. The remaining 2 will be …

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Richardson hints at ICC Olympic approval

David Richardson, the ICC chief executive, has indicated that cricket's governing body has come around to the idea of cricket becoming an Olympic sport and that it is close to making a decision on whether to apply to the IOC for involvement in the 2024 Games.

"We need to make …

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BREAKING💥: BVB💛 Win the Race for Liverpool-linked Dahoud🔁

Mahmoud Dahoud has agreed a deal to join Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season for an undisclosed fee, Borussia Monchengladbach have announced.

“A decision has been made,” he said. “Mahmoud Dahoud will be leaving us. He has chosen to join Borussia Dortmund."

Michael Zorc, Dortmund’s sporting director …

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Figure skating: Wenjing and Cong stand tall among walking wounded

Chinese duo Wenjing Sui and Cong Han emerged unscathed in a field littered with the walking wounded to grab the lead in the pairs competition at the figure skating world championships on Wednesday.

While their leading rivals had to compete with a dodgy hip or a sliced knee, Wenjing and …

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Nadal beats Sock in Miami quarters, Nishikori out

Rafa Nadal moved into the Miami Open semi-finals with a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday, while second seed Kei Nishikori was sent packing after going down 6-4 6-2 to unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini.

Nadal staved off four break points to avoid going down a double-break early …

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New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper , Claudio Tapia as its president on Wednesday.

He will serve a four-year term, but some of the …

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Afghanistan, West Indies to play three T20Is, three ODIs in June

Afghanistan's first bilateral series against West Indies will include three T20Is and three ODIs, beginning in the first week of June. The series will be played concurrently with the Champions Trophy, which begins on June 1 in England. West Indies, who haven't won a bilateral ODI series since 2014, beating …

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