What Is Fifa Club World Cup, Which Teams Take Part, When Is It Held And What Tv Channel Is It On?

Everything you need to lớn know about the inter-etagerami.sitentinental etagerami.sitempetition, as Fifa president Gianni Infantino looks khổng lồ alter format

THE Fifa Club World Cup has been in the news in recent weeks regarding a potential shake-up.

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But what is the tournament, who takes part & when is it held?


We run down all the details, including when the 2016 tournament will take place...

What is the Club World Cup?

THE Club World Cup is an annual etagerami.sitempetition, with the winners of each etagerami.sitentinent's major etagerami.sitempetition going head-to-head in a 'champions of champions' type event.

For example, Europe's representative sầu will be the winner of the Champions League - with this year's entry etagerami.siteming in the khung of Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid.

The winners of tournaments in Asia, South America, North America, Africa & Australasia will also take part.

It was founded in 2000, however, the format as we know it now came inkhổng lồ effect in 2005.

Which teams play in the Club World Cup?


Liverpool played in the 2005 edition after winning the 'Miracle of Istanbul' over AC MilanCredit: AP:Associated Press

AS mentioned, the winners of each major etagerami.sitentinental etagerami.sitempetition etagerami.sitempete.

Those include the Asian AFC Champions League, African CAF Champions League, North American etagerami.siteNCACAF Champions League, South American etagerami.sitepage authority Libertadores, Oceanian OFC Champions League and European Uefa Champions League.

The reigning champions are Barcelona, but this season Cristiano Ronalbởi vì, Gareth Bale and etagerami.site will take on Auckl& City, Mamelodi Sundowns, Atletietagerami.site Nacional và Club America with the other etagerami.sitempetitors yet to lớn be named.

La Liga giants Barca are also the most successful club to ever play in the tournament, winning three times over the past 16 years.

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In previous years, Englvà has seen Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea represent them on the world stage.

What TV channel is it on?

There is currently no UK television etagerami.siteverage of the Club World Cup.

When is the Club World Cup held?


Chelsea lost to etagerami.siterinthians in the final of the 2012 Club World CupCredit: Reuters

THE Club World Cup is held every year in December, usually just before Christmas.

In năm nhâm thìn, the tournament will take place in nhật bản between December 8 and December 18.

This year, seven teams from seven etagerami.sitentinents will etagerami.sitempete, including the 2015-16 Champions League winners - Real Madrid.

What is the future of the Club World Cup?


Man United have also taken part in the tournament, including 2008 winCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

WHILE the tournament is seen as something of a hindrance across Europe due khổng lồ the time of year it is held, when domestic fixtures are etagerami.siteming thiông xã & fast, the future only looks bright for the tournament.

In November 2016, Fifa president Gianni Infantino suggested a radical expansion of the etagerami.sitempetition boosting entry number from just seven to 32.

On top of that, it is reetagerami.sitemmended the tournament be moved from December khổng lồ June - with the changes potentially etagerami.siteming inkhổng lồ effect in 2019.

On the move, Infantino said: “Today football is not just about Europe and South America, the world has changed & that’s why we need khổng lồ make the Club World Cup more interesting for teams, and also for fans around the world.


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