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China to host expanded version of 2021 club World Cup

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World football governing body, FIFA has announced that the expanded version of the club World Cup will be held in China.

The newly expanded version of this event is set to hold in 2021.

The FIFA Club World cup competition currently features seven teams – the winner from each confederation’s continental tournament. With this new expansion, it will feature 21 teams for the first time in 2021, according to new FIFA rules.

The new format will feature eight European teams, six from South America, three from each of Africa, Asia and North and Central America and one from Oceania.

This new tournament will be held every four years as will take the place held by the Confederations cup, which is being scrapped.

“It is a historic decision for football,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, speaking at a FIFA council meeting in Shanghai. “The new [tournament] will be a competition which anyone who loves football is looking forward to. It is the first real and true Club World Cup where the best clubs will compete.

“It will allow us to generate significant revenues but I want to underline this, very, very clearly … FIFA will have zero out of this because we will reinvest this in football.”

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Simbiat Haroun studied Computer Science at the University of Lagos. She enjoys doing research and spends most of her time reading. She can be contacted at [email protected]

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Simbiat Haroun studied Computer Science at the University of Lagos. She enjoys doing research and spends most of her time reading. She can be contacted at [email protected]
China to host expanded version of 2021 club World Cup