Europe's top leagues oppose Federation Internationale de Football Association plans for Nations League & Club World Cup

06 May, 2018, 14:20 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Germany players celebrate after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Morocco's bid so far secured the support of the bulk of Africa and the Arab and Muslim world with many countries in Europe pledging to vote for it as it offers a compact tournament on Europe's doorsteps.

The tournament will span 12 stadiums and 11 host cities across the European part of Russian Federation.

On Monday, Trump also called for African countries to support the bid while speaking at the White House alongside Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari.

Almost a month after publicly announcing its support for Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has rescinded its support, claiming that it has not decided whether to support the African bid or the North American joint bid.

"We will be watching very closely, and any help they could give us in that bid we would appreciate". "Why should we be supporting these countries when they don't support us (including at the United Nations)?"

Federation Internationale de Football Association released a statement shortly after the tweet, reminding people that they can not comment on statements about the bidding process.

More news: Goldman Sachs Opening Bitcoin Trading Desk

The Russian leader also praised organisers and listed ways in which the tournament would benefit host cities in the long term.

Last month, Olsson criticized FIFA's "expansion drive" after a 48-team World Cup in 2022 was suggested.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup, the first-ever hosted by Russia, will be held between June 14 and July 15, in 11 Russian cities - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.

With strong infrastructure already in place, the North American joint bid has always been as the clear front-runner for what will be the first 48-team World Cup.

"SAFA wants to reiterate that no decision has been taken at this stage on the matter on who to support", said the statement, emphasizing that none of its officials announced the federation's position on any bid. The top sides would then compete in an eight-team tournament comprising nations from five continents, including three European countries and two from South America.



Betts homers 3 times as Red Sox beat Royals 5-4
Betts and the rest of the Red Sox lineup preyed on Royals pitching throughout the series, totaling 21 runs over a three game span. Asked before the game if Fenway Park was restricting Martinez's opposite-field power, Cora smiled and said, "Nah, nah, nah".

OKC Emergency Management Team Plans For Severe Weather
Nine tornadoes were reported from Texas to Iowa Wednesday with some straight-line wind gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour . The great news is that we are clearing out the start to the weekend with sun and 65 to 75 Saturday .

Arsene Wenger disappointed not to end Arsenal career with Europa League success
He isn't giving everything and there is a lot more under the bonnet. I'm very sad tonight. "I'm very frustrated as well". I bet he doesn't play again this season.

NASA tech reveals hidden script in Dead Sea Scrolls fragments
Although only a few letters survived in these small fragments, sometimes this was enough to reconstruct the text. New fragments of writing on the Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered with the help of new imaging techniques .

Kevin Hart Extortion Suspect Hit With Criminal Charges
Jackson posted a throwback photo with Hart a year ago that said , "yeeahhhhh this was some GREAT TIMES right here bruh". Jackson was charged with one count of attempted extortion and one count of extortion by threatening letter.

US Boy Scouts to change name in appeal to girls
Girls are already allowed to be in the Cub Scouts. "So, Boy Scouts is admitting girls and won't be called Boy Scouts anymore". The Boy Scouts of America has lost about a third of its members since 2000, which now stands at about 2.3 million.

Mo Salah: Champions League final not me against Cristiano Ronaldo
Speaking to BT Sport on Wednesday night, Henderson said: "Madrid in the final of course won't be easy. We are strong". 'For the Real Madrid players, it will be a case of "there we go again"'.

Vanguard Group Inc is the biggest holder of CVS Health Corporation (CVS)
In 2017Q4 SEC form is reported Horizon Investment Services Llc's stake in Comerica Inc (CMA) which was increased by 344.41%. Its down 0.16, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. 115 investors sold all, 600 reduced holdings as CVS Health Corporation ratio worsened.

Apple reveals $100 billion buyback plan
The company exceeded analyst expectations in per-share earnings and revenues , lifting shares in after-hours trading. The iPhone gained share in the quarter based on IDC's latest estimates for the global smartphone market.

New US Secretary of state: We will use tough diplomacy
Trump said of Pompeo to reporters after the firing. "But as people I'm confident that I know who you are". Former CIA director Mike Pompeo was today sworn-in as the US Secretary of State.