The teams that failed to qualify for the World Cup might yet have the chance to play in an international tournament next year. That is because the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is exploring the idea of hosting a competition featuring those who missed out on Russia 2018. BBC Sport has learnt that the idea is at a preliminary stage. Associations have yet to be contacted and US Soccer, whose team also failed to reach the World Cup, has yet to formulate a structure for the tournament.
Major League Soccer will approve the David Beckham-backed Miami franchise "in the coming months". The announcement comes three years after the former England captain exercised an option in his LA Galaxy contract to own a franchise. Having won a court battle over the purchase of land for a 25,000-seater stadium, Beckham's group can proceed with becoming an MLS expansion team. The league is planning to increase the number of teams from 22 to 28.
Uefa says it has "initiated" talks with Fifa and other regional confederations about expanding its new Nations League into a global competition. The Nations League starts next September and will replace most international friendlies on Fifa's calendar which involve European teams. Uefa and Fifa told BBC Sport they are having "constructive discussions" about the league's development. But Uefa says "no decisions have been made".
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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