Blatter Wants World Cup Play-Off To Be Scrapped



Sepp blatterFIFA President Sepp Blatter says World Cup qualification should not involve play-offs, despite the drama they provide.
Blatter has suggested finding “a solution where at the end of the qualification you are in or out and not this playoff.”

His comments from a FIFA website interview were made before first-leg matches next week in four European playoffs and two intercontinental playoffs.

Blatter has recently urged some FIFA confederations to seek more guaranteed entries in the 32-team World Cup at Europe’s expense.
UEFA President Michel Platini suggests a 40-team World Cup, with entry quotas becoming an issue in the 2015 FIFA presidential election. – AP

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