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FIFA World Club Cup

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Glen C, May 16, 2018.

  1. Glen C

    Glen C Very Active Member

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    Liverpool invited to play in new FIFA Club World Cup

    Competition for clubs which have won three European Cups or more could earn winners £100m


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    David Prentice
    • 09:11, 16 MAY 2018
    SPORT
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    FIFA are ready to invite Liverpool to take part in a new 24-team Club World Cup to be held every four years and 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.

    The tournament could earn participants more than £100million, but UEFA and the Premier League are furious with the proposal and will oppose the new competition.
    FIFA will push ahead with plans for the new tournament regardless, with the first to take place in June 2021. China is understood to have already expressed an interest in being the first host nation.
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    The story was revealed exclusively by today's Times with Martyn Ziegler's report claiming first invitees would include Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Inter Milan. Juventus would also be invited on the basis of having won two European Cups and two Intercontinental titles.

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    European Cup Final and Liverpool's Luis Garcia, Steven Gerrard and Vladimir Smicer during the Champions Leage Final in Istanbul 2005 (Image: Liverpool Echo)
    The three other European places would be selected by a separate process, so far undetermined, with other leading clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Benfica, and Borussia Dortmund in the mix.
    Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president, is anxious to secure an agreement before the World Cup starts in Russia on June 14, and is expected to call an emergency FIFA Council meeting on or around June 1 to get the go-ahead.
    Infantino and his deputy secretary general, Zvonimir Boban, have already held talks with Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid, and had a positive response.

    The 24 clubs would share a pot of $2 billion (about £1.5 billion), with the winner earning as much as £100 million and a guaranteed minimum £50 million.

    The new Club World Cup would replace the low-profile annual event that takes place in December and FIFA would also scrap the Confederations Cup, to ease fears that it would mean more demands on the top players.
     
  2. Athens

    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    I think I'll get bored of football sooner or later.
     
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    FoxForceFive Administrator Administrator

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    I like the idea except for the three extra places.

    Fuck letting also rans in.

    Three European Cups should be the definitive rule.
     
  4. juniormember

    juniormember Well-Known Member

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    Nah. 6. Get the Mancs out of there.
     
  5. i_rushie

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    Good thing they're taking into account the Intercontinental Cup, or Forest would have to be invited, along with Juventus, as two time winners .
     
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  6. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Boost for Ajax this.
     
  7. Silver Sean

    Silver Sean Well-Known Member

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    It's ok, just bin off the Euros and World Cup and we're good to go.
     
  8. juniormember

    juniormember Well-Known Member

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    Ha. So true.
     
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    Leave alone AFCON though, we’ve got a clear run at it.
     
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  11. Mystic

    Mystic Very Well-Known Member

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    Is this a yearly thing?
     
  12. SummerOnions

    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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  13. mwake

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    Dammn christmas schedule is going to be crazy in 2021! We'll need players in oxygen tanks, this is clearly FIFA playing the long con game to wedge some power away from ufea. Ufea will fight back and respond with European league proposal.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
     
  14. Glen C

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    Every 4 years.
     
  15. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    Tell you what, I bet they're whinging about this on Blue Moon @Woland can confirm for us.

    And for that reason only, I approve. No European Cup, ye can fuck off.
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    Not a contrived rule at all...
     
  17. refugee

    refugee 4 * Xpert 11 Champ + only Veisercount Cup winner Member

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    It's shit and pointless but it's probably too much money to turn down.

    Also, it might annoy the also rans, so I'm in
     
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  18. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    I think it's a great idea and love the concept.
     

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