South American federation says it'll keep 2018 World Cup slots
ASUNCION (Reuters) - South America's soccer federation CONMEBOL says it has received assurances it will retain four automatic World Cup qualifying places for Russia 2018 plus its single playoff place.
"The re-elected (FIFA) president Sepp Blatter assured CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout that the quotas for the World Cup would not be touched," the organization said in a statement after the Swiss incumbent won a fifth term of office on Friday.
(Reporting by Daniela Desantis, writing by Richard Lough, editing by Tony Jimenez)
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