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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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Toure: City are the team to beat

Jul 30 2014 7:08am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Yaya Toure claims Manchester City "are the team to beat" this season after again insisting he never wanted ...
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Yaya Toure Eyeing Maximum Possible Manchester City Stay

Jul 30 2014 6:03am CDT | Source: insidefutbol

Yaya Toure has reiterated his desire to stay at Manchester City for "as long ...
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The Latest Twist In The Yaya Toure Saga

Jul 30 2014 3:22am CDT | Source: balls

Balls.ie So now it turns out that Yaya Toure wants to stay at Man City forever and ever and ever and ever, after he pledged his future to the club for ‘as long as possible.’ Toure decided he wanted to leave the club at the start of the summer after a debacle over him getting a cake instead of Bugatti for his birthday and also the fact that there wasn’t as much as one pointy party hat handed out to his teammate. The ...
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Toure confirms future is at Man City

Jul 30 2014 3:16am CDT | Source: BBC Sport - Football

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "a ...
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Toure now wants to end career at Man City

Jul 30 2014 3:09am CDT | Source: Winner Sports

Yaya Toure has insisted he want to end his career at Manchester City. The midfield star looked set to leave in the summer when he said he was unhappy at the Etihad and made bizarre claims saying he felt unloved as they forgot his birthday. He was also upset the club did not offer him enough support after the ddeath of his brother. Yet Toure now says he wants to draw a line under the summer antics and stay at the champions “for as long as possible”. Toure with Premier League trophy ...
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Yaya Toure Is Staying At Manchester City

Jul 30 2014 12:18am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Ivorian says he has gotten over issues with City for the time being. Manchester City’s star player Yaya Toure has said that he will carry on playing for the English champions as long as he can. The 31-year old has had to settle plenty of differences with the Citizens over the course of this summer, and had also criticised the club’s management of being insensitive towards him. Among the allegati ...
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Yaya Toure fully commits to Man City

Jul 29 2014 11:10pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Yaya Toure is ready to fully commit to Manchester City. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guideline ...
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Toure plans to see out career with City

Jul 29 2014 7:44pm CDT | Source: Soccerway

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wants to stay at the Premier League champions for as long as possible after a t ...
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Toure wants long City stay

Jul 29 2014 5:53pm CDT | Source: espnstar.com

Yaya Toure has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City and said he wants to stay at the club for "as long as possible". ...
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Toure wants long City stay

Jul 29 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: football

Yaya Toure has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City and said he wants to stay at the club for as long as possib ...
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