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Super League players would risk a World Cup ban, says FIFA boss

Thursday, 2018-11-08 07:29:11
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda October 26, 2018. (Reuters)
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino warned on Wednesday that any players taking part in a breakaway European super league would be excluded from the World Cup and other international tournaments.

* The second section of the timber roof at the Olympics Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo was raised on Wednesday (Nov 7). The roof of the 10,000-seat venue, which will host gymnastics at the Olympics and boccia in the Paralympics, will be raised in 200-tonne sections with all five scheduled to be in place by May next year.

* FIFA president Gianni Infantino all but wrote off the chances of an expanded 48-team competition at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday (Nov 7).

* The first Hanoi Grand Prix will be staged in 2020, Formula One boss Chase Carey confirmed on Wednesday (Nov 7) as he laid out plans to expand motorsport's premier championship in Asia.

* The English Football Association said on Wednesday that it would appeal the decision to clear Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho of using abusive language after his team's Premier League victory over Newcastle United last month.

* Shanghai SIPG broke Guangzhou Evergrande's near-decade stranglehold on Chinese football on Wednesday (Nov 7), winning the Chinese Super League (CSL) for the first time.

* Hong Kong-based consortium International Entertainment Corporation (ICE) completed its takeover of English second-tier side Wigan Athletic on Wednesday, bringing and end to more than two decades of ownership by the Whelan family.

* Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather on Wednesday (Nov 7) scrapped a planned fight with a Japanese kickboxer, claiming he had been duped into agreeing to the contest.

Reuters, CNA