Players in Any ‘Breakaway’ League Would Be Barred From World Cup, FIFA Says

Posted by - November 7, 2018

LONDON — Imagine a World Cup without Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. In other words, soccer’s premier tournament shorn of its biggest stars. Such an unthinkable idea is being openly discussed among the sport’s highest authorities, according to leaks of behind-the-scenes discussions involving some of soccer’s leading clubs. The discussions have included