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Relaxed Japan hoping to peak at women’s World Cup

TOKYO (Reuters) – A fun and relaxed atmosphere prevailed at Japan’s training camp on Wednesday as Asako Takakura’s team began their final preparations for the women’s World Cup in France. The “Nadeshiko” head to France on Monday hoping to reach their third consecutive final of the tournament they won in 2011. Takakura is keen to […]
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FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

England (Reuters) – The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. But the sport’s world ruling body said in statement: “Following […]