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Football Officials Discussing Quadrennial Pan-American Tournament

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 17

According to several people with knowledge of the discussions, after football's int'l governing body moved to expand the World Cup, "regional officials are considering creating a new tournament pitting the best national teams in the Americas against each other," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG...

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