Posted October 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
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New South African football president Danny Jordaan backs Sepp Blatter's call for a rethink over the number of places given to African and Asian teams at the World Cup, saying they should be increased at the expense of Europe and South America. It's ''an important matter for debate,'' Jordaan said on Saturday. Jordaan, the former 2010 World Cup head organizer who was elected to lead SAFA last month, called for a review following comments from Blatter in a new FIFA magazine this week that said Africa, especially, was ''woefully'' under-represented at the top tournament. ''Developing economies should have a lot of say, which is why I am saying this matter must be fully researched and a proposal must be formulated,'' Jordaan said. Blatter said African teams will struggle to win the World Cup because they are given so few places. There are five places at the World Cup for Africa compared to 13 for Europe. Repeating comments made...
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