Barça, Real Madrid favor increasing number of Club World Championship participants

Real Madrid back FIFA's plans for 24-team Club World Cup

Barça, Real Madrid favor increasing number of Club World Championship participants

There is a possibility of another El Clasico clashes outside the Spanish La Liga as Barcelona and Real Madrid will be among the 12 European representatives to contest the new Super Club World Cup by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

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. Through his Twitter account, President Temer spoke about the World Cup after the announcement of the final list of the 23 players summoned for the national team earlier in the day, reports Xinhua news agency. The 24 clubs would share a pot of approximately £1.5 billion with the victor earning £100 million and a guaranteed £50 million just for participating. Some domestic competitions, including the English Premier League, are also said to be firmly opposed to the idea.

Infantino is pushing to revamp the Club World Cup, boosting it from seven clubs to 24 in a four-year format.

Infantino says he has an offer of $25 billion over 12 years on the table for the two competitions from a group of investors, which the Financial Times has identified as SoftBank from Japan and the governments of China and Saudi Arabia.

In addition, the host nation will not have to be the country of the subsequent World Cup, as is the case with the Confederations Cup.

The Liverpool Echo cite The Times journalist Martyn Ziegler in saying World governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association are to hold a council meeting at the start of June in an attempt to finalise the plans competition.

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