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Former national captain Dwight Yorke was in esteemed company in Zurich as he joined the likes of Diego Maradona and FIFA President Gianni Infantino for a mini-tournament at the FIFA head quarters featuring some of the best players to ever play the game.

Yorke was involved with the likes of Gabriel Batistuta, Carles Puyol, David Trezeguet, Eric Abidal, Marco Van Basten, Marcel Desailly and Women’s Player of the Year, American Carli Lloyd.

Yorke among all the ex-stars were guests at the Best FIFA football awards on Monday.

While in Zurich, Yorke took the opportunity to comment on the expansion of the FIFA World Cup to 48 teams.

“My biggest concern is that I don’t want the competition to have that loss of cutting edge, that sort of excitement,” he said.

“Everyone wants a piece of the pie and it is great to see but at the same time we need to make sure and safeguard that the football is the same quality that is aspired (to) and people expect to see when the World Cup comes around,” said Yorke.