¡Defendamos Venezuela Bolivariana!

first_imgEl gobierno venezolano del presidente Nicolás Maduro está siendo culpado por la escasez de alimentos y otras necesidades que aquejan a ese país sudamericano rico en petróleo. Pero para la mayoría de las/os venezolanos, la escasez no es nada nuevo. Lo que es nuevo es que no sólo las/os pobres están afectados.En febrero de 1989, las/os ricos de Venezuela disfrutaban bajo el gobierno del presidente Carlos Andrés Pérez. Pero las/os pobres estaban golpeados cuando éste inició un programa de austeridad que reducía el gasto público y elevaba los precios de la gasolina. El hambre se convirtió en hambre para muchas/os, y el resultado fue el “Caracazo”. Miles de personas entraron en supermercados y otras tiendas en Caracas y en las ciudades adyacentes para conseguir comida para sus vacíos estómagos. Según algunas estimaciones, la cantidad de muertes por la policía y el ejército fue de 2.000 en la represión que siguió.Fue esa violencia del Estado la que afectó profundamente a un joven oficial llamado Hugo Chávez, quien dijo más tarde que para él y sus compañeros “habíamos pasado el punto de no volver y tuvimos que tomar las armas. No podíamos seguir defendiendo un régimen asesino”. Chávez fue a la cárcel por intentar un golpe, pero se convirtió en un héroe para el pueblo venezolano, especialmente para las/os más pobres.Detrás de la enorme disparidad de clases en Venezuela estaba su larga historia de ser utilizada como una alcancía por las compañías Standard Oil de Rockefeller. Por un tiempo – el segundo productor mayor de petróleo del mundo – Venezuela fue ordeñada de decenas de miles de millones de dólares por los explotadores yanquis, aun cuando la inmensa mayoría de su población vivía en una profunda pobreza.Pasemos al hoy. Standard Oil se transformó en Esso (es SO), luego en Exxon, y después de que se fusionó con otro gigante, Mobil, se convirtió en ExxonMobil. Durante casi un siglo, los Rockefeller han escogido a las/os secretarios de Estado que fabrican la política exterior de los Estados Unidos. ¿Y quién podría ser el Secretario de Estado de hoy? ¡Pues claro, nada menos que Rex Tillerson, ex jefe de ExxonMobil! El mundo es tan pequeño.Las compañías petroleras estadounidenses y sus bancos siguen intentando recuperar a Venezuela. Pero, mientras tanto, la Revolución Bolivariana, iniciada con la elección de Chávez como presidente en 1999 y que continúa hoy bajo la presidencia de Maduro, ha traído atención de salud, viviendas decentes y escuelas a personas que nunca antes las habían tenido.El petróleo venezolano fue nacionalizado en 1976, pero la mayor parte de la economía está todavía en manos de la clase capitalista, que está haciendo todo lo posible por sabotear cualquier intento de transformación social. Y la burguesía venezolana tiene a los Estados Unidos detrás de ella, apretando el país mientras construye la contrarrevolución.Trump ahora está amenazando a Venezuela con sanciones. Sabemos cómo es una contrarrevolución. Chile en 1973 es un ejemplo horrendo que llevó a la masacre de miles.¡Defendamos a Venezuela Bolivariana! ¡NO al imperialismo estadounidense!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Colt Ford on stage at Dos Amigos

first_img Colt Ford’s music has been called a fusion of country, southern rock and hip-hop.But his May 2017 release of “Love Hope Faith” shows that he can also offer up something with more traditional sounds, as well as contemporary tracks.The album is Ford’s follow-up to 2014’s “Thanks for Listening.” His website details that Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream — the one where you “wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson,” as he sings on “No Rest.”The album is called a message to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing “our country, celebrating the things that bring us together — friends, family, our faith in a better future.”Fans in Odessa will get a chance to hear him live at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dos Amigos.Featuring such guests as Music City stalwarts Brad Paisley (“Lookin’ for a Hand Out”), Toby Keith (“Time Flies”), Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and brother Josh (“Young Americans”) and veteran rockers Lit (“I’m Mud”); and newcomers like Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper and George Birge (“Dynamite”), Tyler Farr (“My Truck”), Taylor Ray Holbrook (“Reload”), Javier Colon (“No Rest”) and Granger Smith (“Keepin’ It Real”).“I’m just trying to bring people together,” Ford said via his website. The Georgia native is a one-time golf pro who still frequents the links and the co-founder/owner of his own Average Joes Entertainment. “There’s so much conflict out there, it’s hard to decide who’s right and who’s wrong.”And while he admits to a populist fan base and down-to-earth, “Keepin’ It Real” attitude, Colt cautions, “I’m not a politician. I’m a musician, a performer. We have to get past our differences and find a common ground.”Ford’s latest album is a hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms. The artist has built up a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of golfing buddy Toby Keith.“I feel more confident than ever as an artist,” Ford said on his website and while he numbers some of the most important supporters in Music City, his lack of country radio acceptance and award show accolades continues to drive him. “I’ve given it my best shot. Some of that outsider thing is tongue-in-cheek, but some of it is true. I’m unbelievably accepted by artists and songwriters. There’s no one I can’t work with. They know I’m real. I’ve built those relationships over time, and I feel I’ve created a body of work.”A number of songwriters worked on the new album with Ford.“There are a lot of different styles on this album, but I think my fans will hear it’s just me,” he said. “As long as I remain true to myself, I can delve into all of them.”“No Rest,” he said, sums up his ambitions on “Love Hope Faith,” his tribute to being a working musician, what he calls “my version of ‘My Way.’”“I’m proud of that song,” he said on his website. “I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever done. It’s not just about being a rock star, but accomplishing your dreams, a passion that can’t be stopped. Anyone who has that drive will appreciate it. Everybody’s got fears, but when you hear that song, it’s me.”“I built walls… and I’ll be here when they’re gone,” he says, taking the role of “I’m Mud,” but you know he might as well be talking about himself. WhatsApp Facebook Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Twitter Twitter Facebook Previous articleSandHills Rodeo honoring local heroes with free admissionNext articleA SHARP LIFE: Travel is a gift for the whole family admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Musician Colt Fordcenter_img Local NewsEntertainment Colt Ford on stage at Dos Amigos Pinterest WhatsApp Midessa Music Fest is in July By admin – January 5, 2018 Home Local News Entertainment Colt Ford on stage at Dos Amigos Pinterest Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleTexas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Whooping cranes arrive in Pike County

first_img By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Art leaders reflect on ‘spectacular year’ Pike County had an outstanding year for the arts in 2013. The Pike County Year of the Arts 2013 was… read more The Whooping cranes of Operation Migration 2013 arrived in Pike County Thursday.If weather conditions are favorable, plans are for the ultralight aircraft to take flight at sunup today with the cranes following close behind.The Whooping cranes reached Pike County earlier than expected. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip “We are expecting light winds on the surface but the wind direction aloft could be a problem,” she said. “If conditions are right, we should get in the air at sunup which is just before 7.”If Operation Migration flight is a go, Condi offered no encouragement for viewing the liftoff.“We don’t know how the cranes will come out of the pen,” she said. “We have a flight plan but it’s not always the one they have.”Condi said there are four planned stops before the Whooping cranes reach their destination at St. Mark’s National Wildlife Reserve in the Florida Panhandle. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Liz Condi, Operation Migration director of communications, said that good flying conditions made it possible to make a few extra miles and skip Stop 18 in Lowndes County.“Unfortunately, due to our location in Pike County, we aren’t able to offer a public departure flyover site,” Condi said. “There is no good line of sight or parking area in the vicinity.”Condi said the Operation Migration team is hoping for fair weather and a lift off today. Latest Stories Whooping cranes arrive in Pike County Once at St. Mark’s, they will be held over in a closed area where they will be kept away from all things human.“We want to keep them as wild as possible for when they return to their summer home in Wisconsin,” Condi said.Operation Migration, which has played a lead role in the reintroduction of endangered Whooping cranes into eastern North American since 2001, took flight from The White River Marsh training site in Green Lake County, Wisconsin on Oct. 2, 2013.When they reach St. Mark’s, their flight will have taken them 1,285 miles over seven states. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Published 11:00 pm Thursday, December 26, 2013last_img read more

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The Nth Power Shares Smoldering ‘Only You’ Video From Studio Session [Premiere]

first_imgThere’s a feeling of infectious soul whenever The Nth Power has the chance to perform. The group has an undeniable chemistry, with luminaries like Nikki Glaspie, Weedie Braimah, Nate Edgar, Courtney J’Mell Smith and Nick Cassarino leading the charge. As Cassarino recently told us, “The Nth Power is like an equation. It represents something that’s infinite…like an infinite power. It’s limitless potential.” There’s no denying that this band always brings the funk!Recently, the group found themselves paired with Dopapod for a major tour schedule. Along the way, both groups stopped at the famed Echo Mountain Recording Studios to participate in the web series, the Echo Sessions. The high-quality videos are prized among music fans eager to hear some of their favorite bands throwing it down.The Nth Power’s “Echo Session” did not disappoint, as they worked songs new and old into their potent performance. We’re delighted to premiere video of a track from their 2015 album, Abundance, for your viewing pleasure. Tune in to “Only You,” below:We asked drummer Nikki Glaspie to tell us a bit more about the session. She said, “We love Echo Mountain – great guys, great space, great studio sound. This is a song that was on our first EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test, that we reproduced for our debut full-length album Abundance. We hope you enjoy our live in-studio performance!”IamAVL’s original series, Echo Sessions, is part studio session/part live performance captured in pristine fashion by 7 HD cameras. The Echo Sessions are intended to capture the magic of the live performance from the comfort of the studio setting in beautiful Asheville, NC. You can see more of the films here.Catch The Nth Power recording material for a new live album on 8/18/16 at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Get more info here and tickets here.last_img read more

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Storm Ciara disrupts more than 100 flights at Amsterdam’s Schiphol

first_imgAround 120 flights to and from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, one of Europe’s largest, were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a powerful storm blew in off the Atlantic Ocean with gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour).The Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued an amber alert for Sunday afternoon as storm Ciara began to batter the Dutch coast after crossing Britain overnight.All professional Dutch soccer matches were cancelled, along with most outdoor sporting events. Winds of 100 km per hour were registered just after midday in the Netherlands and gusts were expected to pick up to 140 km later Sunday.Public transportation and road traffic could be disrupted by local flooding and downed trees, authorities warned, advising people to stay indoors.Topics :last_img read more

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‘Myanmar is their home’: Retno calls for safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees

first_imgOf the 296 refugees in the second group, 105 are men and 191 are women. They are mostly under 18.“Based on preliminary information, we have found that they came from a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 119 of them claiming to have refugee status from the UNHCR [United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees]. This will be verified directly by UNHCR Indonesia,” Retno said.She reiterated that Indonesia’s decision to temporarily accommodate the refugees was based on humanity and overcoming the emergency situation. The refugees had been adrift at sea for seven months, after being pushed away by other countries.Read also: Rohingya refugees rejected everywhere as countries grapple with COVID-19 concerns Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has expressed the government’s concern about the increasing number of Rohingya refugees arriving on Indonesia’s shores, calling on other countries in the region to share responsibility for addressing the core issues that led to the crisis.“In the last two months, Indonesia received almost 400 boat people of Rohingya ethnicity. […] Myanmar is their home, so a voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation should be continuously pursued,” Retno said at the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on Saturday.Indonesia has rescued and taken in 395 Rohingya people who were adrift at sea on cramped boats. The first group was rescued by fishermen in Aceh on June 24, and the second arrived on Sept. 7. “We also received reports that there were three refugees who died [after being rescued]. Presumably due to fatigue, beriberi [thiamine deficiency] and weakened bodily conditions as a result of long sea voyages,” Retno said, adding that health authorities had found no evidence that the three deceased refugees had suffered from COVID-19.The refugee crisis was one of a number of issues discussed at the ARF, which ended on Saturday. Other issues included the tension in the South China Sea and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.Indonesia has raised the Rohingya refugee issue not only at the ARF but also in many other ASEAN meetings hosted virtually by Vietnam.Read also: Indonesia appeals for end to Rohingya crisis“I have reiterated to the Myanmar government […the need] to resolve this problem from its roots and have urged concrete action […] through safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable repatriation to their place of origin in Rakhine State,” Retno said.“We also urge […] responsibility sharing, especially among countries party to the 1951 Refugee Convention, international organizations and NGOs that are concerned with this issue, to contribute significantly to dealing with refugees in transit countries such as Indonesia,” she said, echoing the opinion of Malaysian counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein.Hishammuddin lamented that his country continued to bear the brunt of the spillover effects from the prolonged crisis in Rakhine, Myanmar.He also said Malaysia could not take in any more Rohingya refugees because its resources had been stretched by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yet Malaysia is unfairly expected to do more to accommodate incoming refugees, with added pressure from humanitarian groups,” he said.Read also: UN calls out failure of Bali Process to save refugeesSome 177,920 refugees and asylum-seekers are registered with the UNHCR in Malaysia, and 153,190 of them are from Myanmar, consisting of 101,320 Rohingyas, 22,510 members of the Chin ethnic group and 29,350 people from other ethnic groups.As of July, 13,653 refugees and asylum seekers were registered with the UNHCR in Indonesia, but most of them were from Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq.“Malaysia reaffirms the need for proportionate burden and responsibility sharing and calls for the signatory countries of the 1951 Convention to uphold and stand committed to their international legal obligations to receive more refugees for resettlement or relocation,” Hishammuddin said.Topics :last_img read more

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Ikorodu United will do Rangers No Favour

first_imgA head of the NPFL Week 37 Sunday’s clash between Ikorodu United and visiting Enugu Rangers at the MKO Abiola Stadium, which would definitely determine the Flying Antelope title ambition, the host had warned that there would be no favour for their guest. Ikorodu United lanky forward, Moses Ebiye has told Enugu Rangers in no unmistakable term to prepare for their toughest match in the on-going Nigerian top-flight. Ebiye said the Coal City side are bookmakers favourite to win the encounter but quickly added that it will not come on a platter of gold.“We know the clash is certain a make or mar tie for Enugu Rangers to accomplish their season’s dream to be champions once again. We know it’s a-must-win game or Cup final of a sort but Rangers need to watch it as the game may turn out to be their hardest and toughest match of the season.“Rangers are the better side and most experienced as well as favourites to win the crucial encounter. So if Rangers must win the clash they must sweat to their panties but as to lie down for Rangers to ride over us that will not happen.“People call us spoilers we are not but keen participants and stakeholders in the on-going top-flight.Our fate may have been decided even before the final day in the top-flight we are not ready to cheaply give out points to any side. “We want to close our top-flight experience and stint with victory and there is no better way of doing it than go down in history as the team that edged notable sides in the land, Heartland, Kano Pillars, Enyimba and Enugu Rangers,” said Ebiye to supersport.com.Ikorodu United are bottom on the top-flight log on 32 points with two games against league leaders, Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves to close their race in the on-going league season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Bourama Sidibe’s fouling an issue for Syracuse as its rotation thins

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 7, 2019 at 10:05 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Jim Boeheim shouted to Bourama Sidibe the same demand he’s made all season long. “Hands up!” he yelled to his center, miming the ideal defensive position. But this game, Boeheim felt Sidibe needed more instruction. It was Nov. 29 in Syracuse’s NIT Season Tip-Off consolation matchup with Penn State and a sick Sidibe’s chest burned. The rebounding battle was lost. The momentum had vanished, and SU trailed 57-51 in the second half. Boeheim simply wanted Sidibe to jump. Sidibe picked up a guard who cut in from the free throw line. He slid his feet and made a flat-footed swipe at the ball, only to once again freeze at the sound of the whistle. “It’s not like I didn’t jump or something like that. I wasn’t able to jump,” Sidibe said. Sidibe loitered behind for a short conversation with the referee who credited Sidibe’s fifth and final foul. Just 17 game minutes after he entered, Sidibe shook his head and shunned his coach as he sauntered toward the bench. “Bourama’s got to be able to contribute out there,” Boeheim said after the game. “He was out of the game almost without a whimper.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Sidibe, Syracuse’s (4-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) starting center and a junior playing extended minutes for the first time in his career, fouls have been a consistent issue all season. His foul-out against Penn State was his first through eight games, but that doesn’t indicate his proneness to fouls. Sidibe has accounted for 28 of the Orange’s 121 fouls this season (23.1%), and his foul rate of 6.15 per 40 minutes is the worst in the ACC per KenPom. Sidibe’s tendency to foul has slowed the Orange’s process to tighten its rotation. Three games ago, SU thought it might have found something by utilizing Sidibe with Marek Dolezaj together on the floor in a high-low game. But foul trouble limited Sidibe to just 19 minutes per contest in the next two games. Frequent fouling teamwide has forced Boeheim to dig into his bench, giving extended minutes to Jesse Edwards, Brycen Goodine, Robert Braswell and Quincy Guerrier — players Boeheim has deemed “not ready.”“Sometimes (it’s) kind of frustrating,” Sidibe said on Nov. 23. “I don’t want to blame it all on the ref, but sometimes it’s what it is … You have to some way find a way to stay on the court.”Fouls have long been a problem for Syracuse bigs playing in the 2-3 zone. Last year, 7-foot-2 center Paschal Chukwu ranked near the bottom of the ACC in fouls per 40 minutes with a less-involved Dolezaj right behind him. In Sidibe’s freshman year in 2017, he seemed to be the outlier in this constant struggle to find an elite rim protector. He averaged over a block per game in the early part of the season despite seeing under 20 minutes a contest, a result of superior timing he credited to a habit of catching pigeons midair.Knee tendinitis has limited Sidibe’s explosiveness, but not his affinity for attempting swats. In practice, Sidibe said Buddy Boeheim, Elijah Hughes and Howard Washington have all warned Sidibe of his tendency to swing his arms down to contest a shot, rather than jumping straight in the air and maintaining legal verticality. He said the reaction often occurs when he is picking up a man out of position, a common occurrence in the 2-3 zone. When a guard swoops into the paint toward his body, Sidibe tilts his torso back for a blow to his chest, yet swings his arms forward noticing the opportunity against a smaller player. “When you’re out of position, you can take charges, you can block shots or you could just stay up,” Sidibe said. “Sometimes, (I) just come down (with my hands).”Sidibe’s shown he can impact the game with extended minutes. He missed just one of his 13 shot attempts in the first four games of the season and recorded a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double in 27 minutes against Colgate. Despite the Orange only playing Sidibe 19 minutes against Bucknell, his two fouls prevented ball stoppages and allowed the 6-foot-10 Sidibe to get out in front of defenses in transition. He knows that if he limits his fouls, better results will follow. When Sidibe checked into Syracuse’s matchup with Seattle on Nov. 16, he immediately grabbed his second rebound of the game. To that point the Orange — and despite a large lead — had struggled to hold onto the initial rebounding opportunities. The 6-foot-9 Myles Carter boxed out on every possession, grabbing and tipping rebounds away. Sidibe had done his job, the job he knows he can do: He won possession for SU.But the next time down the floor, a similar battle for the ball ended with a Sidibe foul. Just 42 seconds after he checked back into the game, the buzzer sounded, Sidibe shook his head and slugged toward his seat on the bench with another mistake to redeem in the young season, and another wait before he could adjust. Commentslast_img read more

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Playtech completes CFH Group acquisition

first_img Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Updating the market, leading industry platform and technology provider Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of Consolidated Financial Holdings A/S (CFH Group).Playtech governance had first announced its approach for CFH Group this November, with the company prepared to pay $120 million (£95 million) for the financial trading systems developer.Confirming its deal through a regulatory filing with the London Stock Exchange (LSE), Playtech will secure a 70% stake in the enterprise. Playtech further detailed that it expects to fully complete the remainder of its CFH Group acquisition by 2019.The deal sees the FTSE-listed industry technology and platform developer continue to expand its presence within the financial technology sector, a long-term project of Playtech governance.CFH Group technology products include ‘CFH Clearing’ and ‘CFH Systems’, which will be integrated within Playtech’s existing financial trading portfolio as the company seeks to both its B2B and B2C customer services. Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020last_img read more

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FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026

first_imgWhile noting that a bigger tournament would bring in more money, the FIFA chief has also argued that more World Cup berths would help drive football’s global growth.Africa and Asia could be the big winners in a larger format with a rise in their number of places, currently at 5 and 4.5 respectively.But in order to smooth over scepticism about World Cup reform within UEFA, it is likely that Europe will also see its allotments rise above the current 13 places. Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations.“The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams,” a tweet from FIFA’s official account said.The decision marks a major coup for the body’s president Gianni Infantino who has made enlarging football’s showcase event the centrepiece of his young administration.The controversial proposal has faced criticism from some of the sport’s most powerful voices, including warnings that it would dilute the quality of play and overburden already exhausted players.But Infantino had in recent weeks voiced confidence that his flagship project would be approved. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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