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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - FIFA says it has fan backing for the much-criticised plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters.
(Reuters) - Global players' union FIFPRO called for reforms to the international soccer calendar to address the need for a reduced workload for players after FIFA announced a feasibility study into making the World Cup a biennial event.
(Reuters) - Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe says discussions around hosting the World Cup every two years should continue "in an open minded manner", providing a potential boost to FIFA's controversial plans.
(Reuters) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) said on Monday it was open to the idea of a biennial World Cup, provided that it creates a more balanced structure for the game globally.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) criticised the idea of a biennial World Cup on Friday, saying such plans were “highly unviable” and would put a “practically impossible burden” on football’s international calendar.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - FIFA's proposals for the World Cup to be held every two years, rather than the traditional four-year gap, have been met with strong opposition from European soccer body UEFA and major leagues, the following is a Q&A on the issues:
(Reuters) - UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned of a potential European boycott of the World Cup if FIFA's plans to stage the tournament every two years go ahead.
Douban cited ‘technical reasons’ for suspending its reply function until Sept 13. The platform has become a popular online meeting place for users to discuss the latest gossip and updates in China’s entertainment industry.
(Reuters) - The apparent overthrow of President Alpha Conde in Guinea capped a steady slide from grace for the veteran opposition leader and human rights professor whom critics say failed to live up to pledges to deliver democratic restoration and ethnic reconciliation.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in Baghdad on Saturday, the Egyptian presidency said, the first meeting since the two countries agreed in January to end a long-running dispute.