Wednesday Kickoff: Ranieri, 2026 World Cup, Liga MX and more

Wednesday Kickoff: Ranieri, 2026 World Cup, Liga MX and more

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Wednesday Kickoff: Ranieri, 2026 World Cup, Liga MX and more

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One of the game’s most popular managers is set to receive a contract extension amid international interest, while the future of the World Cup will be decided in October.

Leicester City is set to offer Claudio Ranieri a new contract, while Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio would like to see the current Foxes manager lead the Italian national team. (REPORT)

FIFA will decide on president Gianni Infantino’s plans to expand the World Cup to 40 teams by 2026 in October. It has also been decided there will be a four-stage bidding process for the 2026 World Cup, with a decision set to be made on the hosts in May 2020. (REPORT)

Liga MX is looking to pass a new proposal that would allow a combined total of 10 foreigners and naturalized Mexican citizens in each first-division club. (REPORT)

Prior to Tuesday’s defeat of Manchester United, a mob of West Ham fans attacked and damaged the visitors’ bus ahead of the team’s last match at Upton Park. In statement, West Ham says that any identiied as responsible will be banned for life. (REPORT)

Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli have signed contract extensions to remain with Juventus. (REPORT)

Radamel Falcao expects to remain with Monaco next season following two lackluster Premier League loan spells. (REPORT)

TUESDAY REWIND

Following Saturday’s outburst, Kei Kamara stands by his comments regarding Federico Higuain. (READ)

Kamara’s comments earned the forward a one-game suspension, while reports say the Crew will look to move the forward ahead of Wednesday’s deadline. (READ)

With trade rumors swirling, SBI took a look at a number of clubs that could use the services of Kei Kamara. (READ)

Newly introduced to the New York Red Bulls, Aurelien Collin has fit right in with his new club. (READ)

Sam Allardyce hailed the Jermain Defoe-for-Jozy Altidore swap as the club’s best business in recent years. (READ)

Sporting KC has struggled in a major way in recent weeks, and the club’s issues can be traced back to the departure of Krisztian Nemeth. (READ)

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