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European leagues oppose FIFA plan for 48-team 2022 World Cup

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Geneva, Apr 17 (AP) - Top European leagues are set to oppose FIFA plans for adding more teams and playing days at the 2022 World Cup.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants to study a 48-team tournament plan that would add 16 teams, 16 extra games and at least four days to the scheduled 28-day event kicking off in November 2022 in Qatar.
That schedule would likely take another round of weekend fixtures from the English Premier League, Spain's La Liga and others which already must shut down in...

Nadal wary of saying he's fully recovered from thigh injury

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Monaco, Apr 16 (AP) - Rafael Nadal is wary of saying he's fully recovered from a troublesome right thigh in-jury as he defends his Monte Carlo Masters title.
The top-ranked Spaniard only recently returned to action at the Davis Cup, after a recurrence of the injury forced him out of the Mexico...

Juventus beats Sampdoria 3-0 to go 6 points clear of Napoli

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Milan, Apr 16 (AP) - Juventus took a major step toward a seventh straight Serie A title on Sunday as it beat Sampdoria 3-0 after Napoli was held to a 0-0 draw at AC Milan.
Douglas Costa changed the game when he came on for the injured Miralem Pjanic, providing three assists for Mario Mandzukic...

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