New Proposed Club World Cup Appears Out Of Reach For Greek Clubs

New Proposed Club World Cup Appears Out Of Reach For Greek Clubs

A new FIFA proposal to stage a 24-team Club World Cup every four years starting in 2021 has been put on the table. The tournament would see a completely different competition replace the current Club World Cup held every December.

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The tournament is set to be staged in June and will also replace the FIFA Confederations Cup. The 24 teams will consist of 12 from Europe, five from South America and two each from Asia, Africa, and North America along with one more team, probably from Oceania.

Greek interest would lie in the potential to be included amongst the 12 European sides. Those sides would come from the previous four winners of the UEFA Champions’ League, the previous four losing finalists of the UCL, and then the top four ranked clubs in the UEFA coefficient rankings. 

If the tournament were to be held today the teams that would qualify would be: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris St. Germain, Sevilla, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Benfica, Arsenal, and Porto

Unless a Greek club comes from out of nowhere to make a miraculous run in Europe then it’s safe to say that for the foreseeable future this new tournament would not be something that would involve Greek clubs. 

by George Tsitsonis
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