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Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar: FIFA President
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Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar: FIFA President

Marrakesh (Reuters): Most football associations in the world back increasing the size of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams from 32, with some matches to be played in neighbouring countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

‘Time is right’ to play in Pakistan: De Villiers

London (AFP): South Africa´s AB de Villiers hopes his involvement in this year´s Pakistan Super League will encourage the world´s best players to return to the country. ...

Bravo, Joseph recalled by West Indies for England series

Barbados: Darren Bravo could play his first Test for the West Indies in over two years after the experienced top-order batsman was recalled Tuesday for next week´s series opener against England in Barbados. ...

Fired up Roger Federer resumes hunt for seventh Aussie title

Melbourne: Roger Federer says his serve is as good as it´s ever been and his body is in top shape going into round two of the Australian Open Wednesday, where Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki are also in action. ...

Former champion Azarenka dumped from Australian Open at first hurdle

Melbourne: Former world number one and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka was dumped from the Australian Open at the first hurdle Tuesday, throwing away a one-set lead against Laura Siegemund. ...

Tensions high as Juventus target first title of 2019 in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah: Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus target their first title of 2019 in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday against a backdrop of controversy and protests over human rights issues and ticket restrictions imposed on female fans by hosts Saudi Arabia. ...

Johannesburg Test: Pakistan to resume batting at 17-2 on day-2

Johannesburg: Pakistan will start day two of the third Test on 17-2 after bowling out South Africa for 262 runs in the first innings at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. ...

Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco, reunites with Henry

Marseille: Cesc Fabregas completed his move from Chelsea to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco on Friday to reunite with his old Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry. ...

"I go back with a good image of Pakistan," Luís Figo - Ex Portugese soccer captain lauds Pakistan's appetite for football

Lahore: Football stars Ricardo Kaká and Luís Figo were in Pakistan on Thursday for promotional activities to kick off World Soccer Stars 2019. ...