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FIFA’s Infantino says World Cup’s group stage was the best ever in tournament history

By Reuters
08 December 2022   |   5:39 am
FIFA President Gianni Infantino heaped praise on the Qatar 2022 World Cup thus far, saying teams from across the world are competitively closer than ever before with all six geographical permanently inhabited continents having representatives in the knockout stages for the first time in history.

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