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Soccer-Super League players would risk a World Cup ban, says FIFA boss

Updated: 07-11-2018 23:41 IST
FIFA President Gianni Infantino warned on Wednesday that any players taking part in a breakaway European super league would be excluded from the World Cup and other international tournaments.

Those who might be barred should such a league get off the ground could include the likes of Argentina's Lionel Messi, Brazilian Neymar, France's Kylian Mbappe and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

"You are either in or you are out," the head of the world soccer body told a group of international reporters on Wednesday.

"If there are players who don’t play organised football then that encompasses everything -- national leagues, confederation competitions, the Euros and the World Cup," the Times newspaper quoted him as saying. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis)

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