September 20, 2020

Real okays new FIFA Club Cup

May 15, 2018
Club World Cup
Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo

Emilio Butragueno, Real Madrid’s director of institutional relations, has revealed that the club are in favour of FIFA’s suggestion of a 24-team Club World Cup from 2021.

In April, FIFA sources announced that the tournament would be completely renewed to make it more appealing to spectators and sponsors.

“We think that for fans it could be a very interesting competition,” Butragueno said on Real Madrid TV.

“Honestly, we think it could be a very attractive competition.

“We are talking about the best European teams and from other continents.

“We think that for fans it’s very interesting, it’s how we see it and other important clubs in Europe, who are also keen on the possibility, see it.”

The new set-up would see the tournament take place over three weekends in June or July, according to the international footballing calendar.

FIFA believe that it would be more inclusive and much more exciting for players, coaches, referees, fans, the media and sponsors to bring together so many of the world’s greatest clubs, making it even harder to predict a winner.

The proposed start date would be the summer of 2021, when there is unlikely to be a Confederations Cup due to the extreme temperatures in Qatar which make football in the summer impractical.






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