Barcelona backs FIFA's proposal for 24-team Club World Cup

Levante's players celebrates their victory against Barcelona during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Levante and Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

Barcelona has given its backing to FIFA's plans to expand the Club World Cup to a 24-team competition played every four years

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona has given its backing to FIFA's plans to expand the Club World Cup to a 24-team competition played every four years.

Barcelona's board of directors says the expanded tournament would be "exciting, dynamic, inclusive and prestigious."

The Liga champion regards as favorable the subsequent elimination of "two FIFA competitions, the Confederations Cup (for national teams) and the current Club World Cup" played every year by seven clubs in December.

Barcelona says FIFA's plans would also "create a global platform for clubs to contribute to the growth of their brands."

Rival Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid has also said it likes the proposal.

You may also like these

Messi will miss Argentina friendly vs Brazil in...

Sep 24, 2018

Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Brazil on Oct. 16 in Saudi Arabia

'The Game of the Century': Boca Juniors vs. River...

Nov 8, 2018

"The Game of the Century": Boca Juniors to face River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final

Australia coach's future uncertain ahead of...

Oct 11, 2017

Football Federation Australia says it is awaiting confirmation of dates for the Socceroos' matches...

Jedinak stars as Australia qualifies for 2018...

Nov 15, 2017

Mile Jedinak stepped up when it counted most, propelling Australia into next year's World Cup with...

Surprises highlight big night at Commonwealth...

Apr 12, 2018

It was a night of surprises on the track at the Commonwealth Games with 200-meter titles going to...

Sign up now!