10/20 13:23 CDT AP Sources: China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup
AP Sources: China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup
By ROB HARRIS
AP Global Soccer Writer
China is in line to be selected as host of the first expanded 24-team Club
World Cup in 2021.
People with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that China is
the only host for the tournament that is due to be considered by the FIFA
Council for ratification at a meeting on Thursday in Shanghai.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because the details remain confidential
ahead of the meeting.
The selection of the host is featured in the agenda, which was seen by the AP.
The final two editions of the annual seven-team Club World Cup are being held
this December and in December 2020 in Qatar.
From 2021, the Club World Cup becomes a 24-team competition held every four
There will be eight European teams, the past four winners of the Champions
League and Europa League, according to another person with knowledge of the
plans. But the person said there could be a cap on how many teams come from one
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