Premier League And LaLiga to Boycott FIFA Club World Cup

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The Premier League and LaLiga are reportedly set to boycott the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup due to a seething row with FIFA.

FIFA announced the formerly mini-competition which featured only continental champions, is now set to be expanded to a 32-team tournament and will played for one month like normal tournaments.

Already, teams have been seeded for the tournament based on FIFA’s metrics with the likes of PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and other big European clubs securing their slots.

FIFS Club World Cup

However, it is understood the new format of the competition has divided domestic football administrators across major leagues in Europe.

Concerned domestic administrators believe the new football project is surplus to requirement and unnecessary, given the already-congested football schedules.

The opponents add the competition will put more pressure on footballers, forcing them to play more games than necessary.

According to The Sun, the Premier League and LaLiga are leading the lists of top European leagues, threatening to boycott the competition.

The report adds both the LaLiga and the Premier League have threatened to pull out their clubs from the competition if FIFA don’t reschedule the competition away from the fixed date in 2025.

Should the Premier League and LaLiga pull out of the competition, clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and other big clubs may not be able to take part in the competition.

The tournament will be the first expanded FIFA Club World if it holds as planned.

Manchester City are the defending Champions having defeated South American champions Fluminense to clinch the title.

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