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Man City star Toure backs calls to expand World Cup slots
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Man City star Toure backs calls to expand World Cup slots

Oct 30 2013, 12:18am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Oct 30 (IANS) Manchester City and Ivory Coast star midfielder Yaya Toure has supported the call by UEFA President Michel Platini to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams.

Nairobi, Oct 30 — Manchester City and Ivory Coast star midfielder Yaya Toure has supported the call by UEFA President Michel Platini to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams. Toure, who was...

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Man City star Toure backs calls to expand World Cup slots

Oct 30 2013, 12:18am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Oct 30 (IANS) Manchester City and Ivory Coast star midfielder Yaya Toure has supported the call by UEFA President Michel Platini to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams.

Nairobi, Oct 30 — Manchester City and Ivory Coast star midfielder Yaya Toure has supported the call by UEFA President Michel Platini to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams.

Toure, who was appointed as Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Tuesday added his nation had not booked its place for Brazil 2014 despite the commanding 3-1 lead they have over Senegal from the first leg in Abidjan a fortnight ago, reported Xinhua.

"The five slots given for Africa lock out many countries outside the traditional big nations, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal. The idea will help more teams from the continent to participate in the event."

"It's only Ghana who can say they have a chance. My personal view is that 3-1 is not enough because the second leg is always tough.

"We don't have an advantage since we will be playing away in Casablanca," noted Toure, who was part of the Elephants team that crashed out in the group stage of the 2010 edition in South Africa.

They will play their second leg of their final African play-off qualifier on the weekend of Nov 17 and 19.

Despite losing 2-1 to Chelsea Sunday, Toure backed City under Manuel Pellegrini to reclaim the Barclay Premier League title they won on the dramatic last day in 2012.

He said Manchester United will find it difficult to retain the trophy.

"We are playing very well and the championship has just started and I'm hoping for the best. For the part of United, it's very tough for them with a new manager but we are looking to do what they did last year.

"Arsenal and Liverpool are playing very well and it will be difficult to move them from there," the star said.

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Manuel Pellegrini Makes the Right Adjustments as Manchester City See off Hull

Sep 27 2014 12:29pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

HULL, England — Manchester City threw away a two-goal lead before rallying in the second half to beat Hull 4-2 in an absorbing contest at the KC Stadium. It’s a result that means City remain five points behind leaders Chelsea, who beat Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.  Led by a rampaging Sergio Aguero, who looked sharper than he has since January in the early stages, City found themselves 2-0 up after 11 minutes. A ...
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3 things from Manchester City's thrilling 4-2 win over Hull City

Sep 27 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: SBNation

Hull gave Manchester City a fright at the KC Stadium, though ultimately succumbed to a 4-2 defeat. Manchester City threw away a two goal lead away at Hull City on Saturday, only to seal all three points by netting twice in the second half to win 4-2. It was a thrilling encounter, and one the hosts will feel aggrieved to have thrown away after a gutsy performance. The game got off to a frenetic start, and both sides had carved ...
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Hull v Man City Line-Ups: Joe Hart Dropped But Sergio Aguero Returns

Sep 27 2014 8:10am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Hull City vs. Manchester City starting XIs announced ahead of this Saturday 3pm kickoff at the KC Stadium in the Barclays Premier League. Hull City have a tough task in the Premier League as they host reigning champions Manchester City, full teamsheets below: SEE ALSO: Live Ryder Cup streaming. Sunderland v Swansea - confirmed lineups. Man United v West Ham - confirmed lineups.TEAM NEWS: Here's the @HullCity team to face @MCFC in the #BPL at the KC Stadium t ...
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Hull City vs. Manchester City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Sep 27 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It's last year's champions against a club that finished just four points clear of relegation last season. It's the budget of a small country against the budget of a relatively small club. It's Champions League versus Europa League qualification due to a technicality.  It's Manchester City vs. Hull City. Let's break it down.   When: Saturday, September 27 at 10 p.m. ET Where: KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England Watch: Premier League Extra Time; NBC Sports Live ...
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Frank Lampard Open To Extending Manchester City Stay, Meaning He Could Face Chelsea Again

Sep 26 2014 12:02am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Lampard leaves the door open to an extended Etihad Stadium stay after three goals in a week for the club. Midfielder Frank Lampard has left the door very much open to the possibility of extending his loan spell at Manchester City, report the Mirror, after the former Chelsea star netted three goals in a week for the club, including a dramatic equaliser against his former club last weekend. SEE MORE: Bundesliga FIFA 15 - Top 20 players ...
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Manchester City's kids are pretty good too

Sep 25 2014 2:51pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Manchester City are going to dominate the world for the rest of eternity. Skip to 1:40 for proof. So even when Yaya Toure, Segio Aguero, David Silva and the rest move on, City will be fine. Because they have Manu Garcia, current U-18 and future star*. * They will also still have millions upon millions to buy more players City are grooming their next generation of world beaters and this one goal confirms this forever. Or at lea ...
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Pellegrini: Lampard could extend Man City FC stay

Sep 25 2014 6:13am CDT | Source: Winner Sports

Manchester City securing the services of Frank Lampard on a six month loan deal over the summer was seen as bit of a strange move by many, but the transfer is now quite possibly turning out to be an inspired signing by the Citizens. Lampard came off the bench to sensationally salvage a crucial point for City against Chelsea last week and the veteran midfielder then followed it up with a fine brace against Sheff ...
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Manchester City Must Ensure Frank Lampard Extends Loan Spell From New York FC

Sep 25 2014 5:49am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Frank Lampard spent 13 years as a Chelsea player, leaving Stamford Bridge this summer as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, having won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League. It was a glittering period in the west London side’s history and “Super Frank” left an indelible mark on a club that will always be close to his heart. Moving on was difficult, but a new experience playing for New York City beck ...
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See All 7 of Manchester City's Second-Half Goals Against Sheffield Wednesday

Sep 24 2014 4:09pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Sheffield Wednesday held Manchester City to a goalless first half in their League Cup tie. This was an impressive feat, but the Premier League champions and League Cup holders put on an utterly ruthless display after the break, putting seven past the Owls. Frank Lampard started proceedings by scoring his second goal of the week from a James Milner cross shortly after the restart (see above). In the 53rd minute, Edin Dzeko doubled the advantage with a ...
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Manchester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday: Score, Report and Post-Match Reaction

Sep 24 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Frank Lampard scored his second and third goals for Manchester City as the reigning Premier League champions cruised into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 7-0 hammering of Sheffield on Wednesday.    It took 47 minutes for Lampard to open the hosts' account, whereby a barrage of goals then followed, the Owls conceding four in 13 minutes to effectively end their League Cup dreams.Edin Dzeko (two), Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and debutant Jose Angel Pozo contrib ...
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