Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea will reportedly compete in a revamped FIFA Club World Cup from 2021.

The 24-team tournament is set for the Far East and will replace the Confederations Cup in the football calendar, according to the New York Times.

Chelsea and Liverpool will both participate in the first edition of the new-look FIFA Club World Cup in 2021

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Chelsea and Liverpool will both participate in the first edition of the new-look FIFA Club World Cup in 2021

They claim the decision to award the hosting rights to China will be announced this Friday in Shanghai.

Europe will have eight competitors in the competition, more than FIFA’s other five regional confederations.

The winners of the two elite European club competitions – the Champions League and the Europa League – over a four-year period would make up the eight UEFA teams involved.


FIFA president Gianni Infantino wanted 12 European teams to participate in the inaugural event, but this was reduced on the request of UEFA.

South America will have six allocated slots while the remainder would qualify from the other regional confederations, including three from CONCACAF.

It’s also expected that the likes of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will join Liverpool and Chelsea in the competition.

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