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The FIFA logo is pictured on the occasion the FIFA Council meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 10. 2017. FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America. President Gianni Infantino's favored plan — for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round of 32 — was unanimously approved Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 by the FIFA Council. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP) Manila Bulletin

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48-team competition

By Philippine News Agency The FIFA Council on Tuesday has unanimously decided in favor of expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as…

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Kaya renamed Kaya-Makati as it formally enters PFL

By Philippine News Agency Kaya, one of the most successful football clubs in recent history, formally confirmed its participation in the inaugural season of the…

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi scores a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/LLUIS GENE) / MANILA BULLETIN

Messi must be handed new deal – Suarez

By Agence France-Presse Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has hit back at comments by the club's CEO that the Catalan giants won't "go crazy" when negotiating…

Gianni Infantino, FIFA President speaks after the FIFA Council meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP) | Manila Bulletin

Asia pushes for more spots in expanded World Cup

By Associated Press The Asian Football Confederation says the continent deserves to be among the chief recipients of extra World Cup places following FIFA's decision…

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Ronaldo is FIFA’s best for 2016

by AFP Zurich — Cristiano Ronaldo claimed FIFA's inaugural best player of the year award on Monday, the latest prize for the Real Madrid and…