Nigeria to pay $2.4 million World Cup bonus

  • Nigeria to pay $2.4 million World Cup bonus

Nigeria to pay $2.4 million World Cup bonus

According to Libero, Congresswoman Paloma Noceda wants the Institute of Sport to control the Peru football association.

Latching on to this, Tuttosport has suggested that Italy's record in past tournaments make them the most likely candidate to step in for Peru, should Federation Internationale de Football Association decide to expel them.

FIFA's laws state that the game's governing body can use "sole discretion" to "decide to replace the association in question with another association", meaning that the All Whites are offered no guarantees as to replacing Peru as one of the 32 teams competing in Russian Federation.

"The FIFA Organising Committee may in particular decide to replace the association in question with another association".

If Fifa went on rankings then Chile would get the nod, now ranked 10th in the latest World rankings.

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South American champions Chile, who finished one point behind Peru in CONMEBOL qualifying, would have a very strong claim, as would New Zealand - Peru's final opponent in the two-legged intercontinental play-off.

Despite their excellent recent run, the Super Eagles plummeted nine places down to 50th on the latest rankings, while dropping down to eighth on the African continent, behind the likes of Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Congo DR.

The New Zealand Herald reports that the U.S. could also be in the mix due to financial reasons, with America's Fox Sports paying AU$512m to televise the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

As the All Whites were eliminated by Peru, it would appear they would have a better chance of being the team selected.