Russia Drops to Record Low 66th Place in FIFA Ranking

Russia Drops to Record Low 66th Place in FIFA Ranking

Nigeria's World Cup Group D opponents dropped in the new rankings released on Thursday.

However, CONMEBOL and its president Alejandro Dominguez have sent a formal request to Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Gianni Infantino to bring forward their plans by four years.

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In the current system, four South American nations automatically qualify or each World Cup, with the fifth-placed country entering an inter-confederation play-off.

The Carthage Eagles enjoyed a successful global break, in which they defeated Iran and Costa Rica, and climb a whopping nine places overall to 14th in the world.

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India has a refining capacity of 232.066 million tonnes, which exceeded the demand of 194.2 million tonnes in 2016-17 fiscal. Saudi Aramco will supply at least 50 per cent of the crude to be processed at the planned refinery, officials said.

The team collected seven points in the FIFA World Cup qualifying round in 2017 and did not manage to qualify for finals. Increasing the number of games from 64 to 80 would pose additional logistical challenges for Qatar. Infantino was elected in 2016 following a corruption scandal that hit the organization in 2015.

At the Fifa Council meeting, members received a briefing on a proposal for an expanded Club World Cup, which is now contested annually by the seven clubs who win their regional tournament. The last one, hosted by the United Arab Emirates late previous year, drew an average of just 16,500 spectators to its games.

Certain big clubs have long stood accused of abusing the loan system, with Chelsea having close to 40 players under contract on loan at other clubs across England and the rest of the world this season.

A revamped Club World Cup would kill off the mostly unpopular Confederations Cup, now a warm-up tournament for the following year's World Cup host country.

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