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BLATTER WANTS FOUR WC SPOTS FOR CONCACAF

By RYAN TOLMICH

With the success of CONCACAF nations at last summer’s World Cup, Sepp Blatter is looking to further their inclusion in the game’s biggest tournament.

Speaking at the CONCACAF Congress in the Bahamas, the FIFA president stated that he is pushing for the confederation to earn four berths, up from the current format that sees three automatic berths and one spot in an intercontinental playoff.

The U.S. Men’s National Team, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico all qualified for last summer’s World Cup, with the latter earning their spot in a playoff against New Zealand. Honduras was the only nation not to emerge from the group stage, as the U.S. and Mexico advanced to the Round of 16 while Costa Rica reached the quarterfinals.

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