Monday, 21 May, 2018

Manchester United, Liverpool Reportedly Set for New Club World Cup Invitation

Real Madrid back FIFA's plans for 24-team Club World Cup Barça, Real Madrid favor increasing number of Club World Championship participants
Ben Pena | 16 May, 2018, 15:29

Manchester United and Liverpool have been asked to participate in FIFA's new 24-team Club World Cup, according to a report.

Liverpool are one of the clubs being invited to a new 24-team Club World Cup that Federation Internationale de Football Association want to hold every four years, starting in 2021.

Launching in 2021, the tournament would have 12 teams from Europe - with clubs who have won at least three European Cups the first to be invited.

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have announced that they support the decision to increase the number of participants in the Club World Championship of football.

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Uefa and the Premier League are both said to have expressed concerns about the proposed competition with Infantino hoping to officially confirm the competition in June.

The Times is reporting that the first tournament could take place in 2021 with China said to be keen to host the competition. The 24 clubs would share a pot of approximately £1.5 billion with the victor earning £100 million and a guaranteed £50 million just for participating.

"This is part of the whole discussion around the worldwide match calendar, so if there is no annual Club World Cup and no Confederations Cup, it may not mean more matches for the players".

Funding for the new tournament is being put up by a consortium of investors led by Japan's SoftBank and backed by the likes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He adds that the Swiss is expected to call an emergency Fifa Council meeting in early June in a bid to get the green light.

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