NAPLES – All in on the midfield. Carlo Ancelotti wants reinforcements in the middle area of the camp and the names agreed with the company are those of Barella, Traoré and Almendra. Young but ready players with a rosy future. Stretcher needs no introduction. And 'the star of Cagliari and is already in the Italian National Football team. Traoré is highlighting with the Empoli shirt thanks to its performance. Almendra is only 18 but already has 11 appearances with Boca Juniors (9 in the league, 1 in Libertadores and 1 in the Trofeo Gamper). The Argentine is a complete midfielder who knows how to combine quality with quantity and dynamism.
Infantino: "Koulibaly? Enough violence and racism "
The football World Cup in 2022 "could be extended from 32 to 48 teams and take place not only in Qatar, but also in other Arab Gulf countries": FIFA president Giani Infantino said in an interview with Skysport, in which he added: "We are working on this expansion hypothesis, because participation in the World Cup for the football movement of a country is very important". The number one of the world football association has specified however that "only in Qatar it will be difficult to expand" the tournament, but it "could involve some more country that has infrastructures that already today could host games, opening to soccer a region of the world, the gulf Arab, which is an important part for the future of the world ".
"We need to pass the message – added Infantino – that we do not want racism in football. But you have to do it continuously, do not wait for something to happen, then react and forget everything. And then it starts again six months later when there is another incident.
These incidents must be condemned with the utmost severity, but they must be a stimulus to us leaders to tone down, because this aggression that results in violence and racism is also a bit 'due to the not always appropriate tones of some managers. We must all work, to show that football is very open tolerant, where there is no place for racism and violence ".
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