Liverpool may have won the Champions
League but they will not be taking part in the
p class=”article__content article__content–intro”>FIFA Club World Cup this year.
The Reds ran out 2-0 winners over Premier
League rivals Tottenham at the Wanda
Metropolitano in Madrid to get their hands
on a sixth European Cup.
Traditionally, the winner of the Champions
League is automatically entered into the Club
World Cup which takes place every
However, this year’s Club World Cup has
been moved, with the next edition not due to
be until 2021.
This is part of FIFA’s new plans which were
rubber-stamped in March to host an
expanded version of the competition every
The new format will see 24 teams compete –
rather than eight in the previous model –
which Liverpool are believed to have been
invited to take part in.
However Liverpool, along with the fellow
members of the European Club Association
(ECA), have opposed the proposals laid out
by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, and have
declined to enter the competition.
FIFA have moved the Club World Cupfrom its
usual slot in December to the summer
months from June to July.
It will take over the schedule slot that was
previously reserved in the football calendar
for the Confederations Cup – which has been