Monday, 28 May, 2018

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

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield All rights reserved by Clive Brunskill Getty Images Europe
Lucia Summers | 16 May, 2018, 23:29

FIFA ARE PLANNING a new 24-club summer tournament that will replace the current Club World Cup and Confederations Cup.

The PFSC unanimously expressed serious reservations about the process surrounding the FIFA Club World Cup and Global Nations League proposals and in particular the hasty timing and lack of concrete information and underlined the need for a clearly defined procedure, which respect existing structures and decision-making bodies and which involves all key stakeholders.

Federation Internationale de Football Association president, Gianni Infantino's plans will see 12 teams from Europe, with at least four South American sides and a selection of clubs from Africa, Asia, North America and potentially Oceania compete.

It is understood that Liverpool and Manchester United will be invited to participate in the competition alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Ajax, Inter Milan and Juventus.

The report indicates that the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund would then be in contention for the three other European places.

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The 24 clubs competing would share a pot of £1.5 billion, each club competing will be guaranteed a minimum £50 million with tournament winners earning around £100 million.

It is less than a month to the global sporting fiesta, that is the FIFA World Cup and already, the anticipation and expectations are beginning to overtake every other consideration.

But AFP quoted UEFA boss Aleksancer Ceferin as saying: "FIFA should not be meeting with only seven federations or clubs and discussing with them things that concern all of European football".

The tournaments could be approved at a FIFA Council meeting in Moscow in June. Backers from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are also reported to be involved.

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