Tuesday Kickoff: World Cup, Coutinho, Lacazette and more

Tuesday Kickoff: World Cup, Coutinho, Lacazette and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: World Cup, Coutinho, Lacazette and more

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Major changes are coming for the World Cup, while Liverpool insist they won’t sell one of their biggest stars.

The FIFA council unanimously approved a plan to expand the World Cup to 48 teams starting with the 2026 tournament. (REPORT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Phillipe Coutinho will not leave the club. (REPORT)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says the club has received a €70 million offer for star striker Alexandre Lacazette, but he insists the club will not sell. (REPORT)

Olivier Giroud is nearing a new deal with Arsenal ahead of his current contract’s expiration in 18 months. (REPORT)

Jerome Boateng may not be cleared to return from pectoral surgery in time for March’s Champions League clash with Arsenal. (REPORT)

Real Madrid prospect Martin Odegaard has joined Heerenveen on loan until June 2018. (REPORT)

Peter Crouch signed a new deal with Stoke City that will keep him at the club until 2018. (REPORT)

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