Why Liverpool will NOT play in the Club World Cup despite winning the Champions League

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

December.

 

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

four years.

 

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

scrapped.

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