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Fifa propose nine African World Cup spots

By at March 30, 2017 | 11:27 pm | 0 Comment

Fifa propose nine African World Cup spots

Fifa is proposing that Africa gets nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. That would be an increase from the tally of five places that the continent currently holds. A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two spots. Football's world governing body has revealed its plans for how more...

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Ivory Coast name Belgian Marc Wilmots as coach

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment

Ivory Coast name Belgian Marc Wilmots as coach

Ivory Coast have named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The 48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil. He was sacked in July 2016 after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in the quarter-finals of the European Championships. Frenchman Dussuyer quit the more...

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