Posted May 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has urged Asian football to push for more World Cup entries, at the expense of Europe and South America. Blatter says ''we have to have a better balance'' because the two most powerful continents could have 19 of the 32 teams in Brazil next year. The FIFA boss told the 46 member federations at an Asian Football Confederation meeting - who fight over just four World Cup berths - that ''you are a powerhouse, you must be aware of our powerhouse.'' Blatter says reorganizing the ''geopolitical and democratic side'' of FIFA should be the last phase of his reform program until 2015, when the next FIFA election is scheduled. His proposal challenges the influence of UEFA President Michel Platini, who is an expected candidate in 2015.

Britain To Oppose Extra World Cup Spot For Africa And Asia

Ghana excelled at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups Any plans by Sepp Blatter to increase the number of African and Asian countries and cut the number of European places at future World Cups will be opposed by Britain’s FIFA Vice-President Jim Boyce. There have been recent calls by FIFA president Blatter to increase the nubmer of African and Asian representatives at future editions...
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