Blatter Wants End to World Cup Playoffs

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants to get rid of World Cup qualifying playoff ties in future, saying it is a hard way for teams to miss out on the finals. Twenty teams, plus hosts Brazil, have qualified for next year's tournament via round-robin groups, but the remaining 11 places will be decided this month, all in two-legged playoffs.