Liverpool invited to take part in new Club World Cup worth £100m

Liverpool invited to take part in new Club World Cup worth £100m

According to agency reports, 12 of the 24 teams in the competition would be European, four or five from South America, two each from the rest of the Americas, Asia and Africa, leaving Oceania to battle for the last place with a South American team.

If the tournament was to go ahead then it would take place in the June of every fourth year and would mean the end of the current low-profile winter competition that already takes place and the Confederations Cup.

Liverpool are rumoured to be one of 12 European clubs invited to play in a revamped 24-team Fifa Club World Cup.

That criteria would put Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Inter Milan in line for a place, as well as Italian club Juventus, who have claimed two European Cups and two Intercontinental titles.

The other three clubs from Europe who are in the running to be included are Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, PSG, Porto, Benfica, and Borussia Dortmund.

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The statement after UEFA's Professional Football Strategy Council met casts doubt on FIFA President Gianni Infantino's hope to reach agreement before the World Cup kicks off next month.

However, it is thought that both UEFA and the Premier League aren't so keen on the plans and will oppose the proposal for the new competition, with UEFA being the biggest stumbling block for Federation Internationale de Football Association. Sponsors from the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Saudi Arabia would reportedly bankroll the winnings.

The tournaments could be approved at a FIFA Council meeting in Moscow in June.

The PFSC includes elected representatives from UEFA, the European Club Association (ECA), the European Leagues organisation and the world players' union (FIFPro).

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