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FIFA World Club Cup: Liverpool, Chelsea to travel to China for the revamped tourney

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New 24 team FIFA Club World Cup set to be held in

New 24 team FIFA Club World Cup set to be held in China
The new format of the competition is set to make it’s debut in China in 2021 with the decision expected to be approved in Thursday’s FIFA meeting.
Aritz Gabilondo
21/10/2019 14:48
According to AP (Associated Press), China are in pole position to host the new FIFA 24 team Club World Cup in 2021. The definitive decision is expected to be announced this Thursday when FIFA meet in the Chinese city of Shanghai. This year’s format will be the second last of its kind with the 2020 edition of the competition also to be staged in Qatar.

The inaugural 24 team competition will replace the Confederations Cup in 2021 and in future the competition will serve as a testing pad for the forthcoming World Cup with the 2025 competition set to be held in the USA, Canada and México with the 2026 World Cup set to be staged in the three CONCACAF territories.

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Another of the finer points of the competition is the composition of representatives per federation. FIFA originally wanted 12 representatives from Europe with UEFA insisting that only eight sides should be involved. These would be the last four winners of both Champions League and Europa League.

Previous FIFA proposal draughts offered CONMEBOL to have six representatives with one each from Africa, Asia and CONCACAF and Oceania. The original idea for the format would see eight groups of three clubs with the winners of each group progressing to a quarter final stage.

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BREAKING: Obaseki wins again as Court dismisses alleged case of certificate forgery

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Records of Obaseki's Admission and Graduation are intact in the archives of UI, Registrar Confirms

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit brought against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a judgment a moment ago, held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged his academic certificates that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the last governorship election in the state.

The judge found as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, who did no make any efforts to cross-check from the University of Ibadan (UI) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the two institutions that issued the certificates they claimed Obaseki forged.

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Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Found Alive With Her Throat Slit After 5 Days Inside Soakaway In Delta

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12-year-old Blessing Ineh, who reportedly went missing in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta, has been found alive inside a soakaway.

It was gathered the the young girl was last seen on New Year Day after she was sent on an errand by her parents.

She was found inside a soakaway located behind her family house on Tuesday, January 5, after a child heard her whimpering and raised an alarm.

According to reports by popular Warri online portal, Warri Aproko, the young girl was abducted by three men, allegedly stabbed on the back and her throat slit before she was dumped in the soakaway.

Her body was found covered in white chalk which seems to suggest that it was a case of attempted ritual murder by suspected internet fraudsters.

The victim is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

Meanwhile, it was further learnt that Blessing revealed that her neighbour identified simply as “General” was one of the men behind the dastardly act.

According to the victim, General was the one who lured and whisked her away in a car. After they were done, the men dumped her inside the soakaway to die.

The suspect is said to have disappeared from the compound since the day the girl went missing.


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