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SBD Global/May 6, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Sepp Blatter Calls For More Berths From Asian Countries At Future World Cups
Published May 6, 2013
BRITAIN FIRES BACK: The PA's Martyn Ziegler reported Britain FIFA VP Jim Boyce "will oppose a threatened move" by Blatter to "cut the number of European places at future World Cups." Boyce insists Europe's 13 spots out of 32 "is a fair proportion given the continent's influence on football." Boyce said, "Europe plays a very significant part in world football, and I believe 13 places in the World Cup is a very fair reflection of that. I would say the same about South America and their power in world football" (PA, 5/3).