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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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Bordeauxs Willy Sagnol condemned over comments on African players

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Striker Deniz Naki leaves club in Turkey after alleged racist attack

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Toure: Racism does not affect me

Nov 4 2014 10:54pm CST | Source: FOXSPORTSASIA.com

Yaya Toure has vowed not to let the racists wear him down after becoming the target of online abuse this we ...
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FIFA must act on racist abuse, says Toure

Nov 4 2014 6:30pm CST | Source: Stuff.co.nz

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said the abuse he suffered on social media is ''a disgrace'' and called for world soccer's governing body FIFA to reassess the way the ...
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Manchester City Star Yaya Toure Slams ‘Appalling’ Racist Abuse Following His Return to Twitter

Nov 4 2014 2:55pm CST | Source: CaughtOffside

The midfield playmaker was subject to disgusting abuse within hours of returning to the social media platform. Yaya Toure's return to Twitter after a five month absence has proved to be a total disaster. Within hours of the midfielder's return, he had already received copious abuse, some of a racist nature. "For me it's a disgrace to be honest," Toure told BBC Sport. "We need to do something to try to tell people those kinds of behaviour have to s ...
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(Machester City’s) Yaya Toure on racial abuse: ‘I don’t understand such aggression, we need to educate people’

Nov 4 2014 1:44pm CST | Source: 101 great goals

Yaya Toure has given an interview with the BBC to speak out against the racist abuse he’s received on Twitter in the past 24 hours, since re-activating his account.The Manchester City man says that it doesn’t particularly hurt him, because he’s received such disgusting abuse for a long time, but that he worries for younger players who could get upset at such abuse if and when it comes their way on Twitter.Yaya says he can’t understand such aggressi ...
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Toure: Racist abuse on Twitter a disgrace

Nov 4 2014 11:43am CST | Source: Espn.co.uk

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has described the racial abuse he has been subjected to on social media as ...
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Man City's Toure hits out at social media abuse

Nov 4 2014 10:57am CST | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says the abuse he has been subjected to on social media is "a disgrace". NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines read mor ...
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Manchester City’s Yaya Toure racially abused after reactivating Twitter account, KIO report to police

Nov 4 2014 10:48am CST | Source: 101 great goals

Thanks for all the welcome back tweets and support. Shame about ignorant minority. #StillFocused— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) November 4, 2014Yaya Toure reopened his Twitter account on Monday night, and had the unwelcome surprise of receiving disgusting racial abuse from some vile people.Anti-racism awareness group Kick It Out were made aware of the situation, and have reported it to police.It’s sadly ...
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Toure hits out at alleged abuse

Nov 4 2014 10:47am CST | Source: Soccerway

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has labelled the alleged abuse he received on social media as ...
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