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FILE- In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, newly elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino of Switzerland reacts during the extraordinary FIFA congress in Zurich, Germany. FIFA is about to make the World Cup a bigger and, it hopes, richer event even at the cost of lower quality soccer. FIFA President Gianni Infantino hopes his ruling Council will agree Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 to expand the 2026 World Cup to 48 nations, playing in 16 groups of three teams. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

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In this July 13, 2014, file photo Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger holds up the World Cup trophy as the team celebrates their 1-0 victor over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA is about to make the World Cup a bigger and, it hopes, richer event even at the cost of lower quality soccer. FIFA President Gianni Infantino hopes his ruling Council will agree Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, to expand the 2026 World Cup to 48 nations, playing in 16 groups of three teams. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)

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Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a shot in his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

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Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria plays a shot in his final match against Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) splits New Mexico's defense of Elijah Brown, left, and Damien Jefferson (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Nevada won in overtime 105-104. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) shoots a 3-pointer over New Mexico's Tim Williams (32) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Nevada won in overtime 105-104. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

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New Mexico's Elijah Brown (4) reacts to his team's loss following the end of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Nevada won in overtime 105-104. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall (1) celebrates his team's win following the end of an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Nevada won in overtime 105-104. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) celebrates his team's win following the end of an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Nevada won in overtime 105-104. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

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In this recent photo provided by Amy Murphree, Alabama kicker Adam Griffith, left, and Tupelo Bear flag football player Boone Murphree pose in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Both young men share unusual bonds, they are originally from Poland, they lived for a while in an orphanage and both were adopted by Southern families. The two have visited with each other and have established a friendship that Murphree takes seriously. (Amy Murphree via AP)

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In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Tupelo Bears flag football player Boone Murphree, 8, points out his friend, Alabama kicker Adam Griffith in a photo montage that hangs over his bed in Tupelo, Miss. Murphree shares unusual bonds with Alabama kicker Adam Griffith besides football. They are originally from Poland, they lived for a while in an orphanage and both were adopted by Southern families. The pair met after Alabama's spring game in 2015 and established a friendship that Murphree takes seriously. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Boone Murphree, 8, second from right, is photographed with his father Jim, left, sister Emma, second from left, and mother Amy at their Tupelo, Miss., home. Murphree shares unusual bonds with Alabama kicker Adam Griffith. They are originally from Poland, they lived for a while in an orphanage and both were adopted by Southern families. The two met at Alabama's 2015 spring football game and established a friendship that Murphree takes seriously. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Boone Murphree, 8, poses as he rests after a receiving and punting workout, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, outside his grandparents home in Tupelo, Miss., shares an unusual bond with his friend, Alabama kicker Adam Griffith. The two are originally from Poland, they lived for a while in an orphanage and both were adopted by Southern families. The two first met at Alabama's 2015 spring football game and have established a friendship that Murphree takes seriously. Boone, an ardent 'Bama fan, constantly wears an Alabama jersey with Griffith's name and number on it and sees himself as a eventual linebacker and punter for the Crimson Tide. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 photo, a photograph of Alabama kicker Adam Griffith and Tupelo Bear flag football player Boone Murphree, 8, rests in a special spot in Murphree's room in Tupelo, Miss. Both young men share unusual bonds, they are originally from Poland, they lived for a while in an orphanage and both were adopted by Southern families. The two have visited with each other and have established a friendship that Murphree takes seriously. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this recent photo provided by Amy Murphree, Alabama kicker Adam Griffith, left, and Tupelo Bear flag football player Boone Murphree pose in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Both young men share unusual bonds, they are originally from Poland, they lived for a while in an orphanage and both were adopted by Southern families. The two have visited with each other and have established a friendship that Murphree takes seriously. (Amy Murphree via AP)

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In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Boone Murphree, 8, poses after an afternoon of punting and passing the football with his family, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Tupelo, Miss., shares unusual bonds with Alabama kicker Adam Griffith besides football. They are originally from Poland, they lived for a while in an orphanage and both were adopted by Southern families.The two met at Alabama's 2015 spring football game and established a friendship that Murphree takes seriously. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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San Diego State's Trey Kell (3) shoots past Boise State's Zach Haney (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Boise State won 78-66. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Boise State's James Reid (55) defends the ball from San Diego State's Trey Kell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Boise State won 78-66. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Boise State's Nick Duncan (13) moves the ball against San Diego State's Trey Kell (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Boise State won 78-66. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Boise State's Paris Austin (30) looks to the basket past San Diego State's Jeremy Hemsley during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Boise State won 78-66. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)