UEFA Council meets to agree battleplan to challenge Infantino's 'takeover' plan

Carrie Guzman
Мая 16, 2018

The Reds are reported to have been invited to take part in a new 24-team competition could be held every four years.

The news comes via a report in the Times, which details how the competition would replace the current annual "Club World Cup" and also see the Confederations Cup being scrapped.

A UEFA council featuring representatives of players, leagues and clubs across Europe expressed "serious reservations" on Wednesday over the process surrounding two new tournaments planned by global soccer body Federation Internationale de Football Association.

That means Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Ajax would all be invited to compete.

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There will be three other European teams taking part and leading clubs such as Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, PSG, Porto, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund are all in the running to fill those free spots. The 24 clubs would share a pot of approximately £1.5 billion with the victor earning £100 million and a guaranteed £50 million just for participating. He adds that the Swiss is expected to call an emergency Fifa Council meeting in early June in a bid to get the green light.

"We have spoken to various people about the health and safety aspects of this, the well-being of players and ensuring they are not overworked", Bobby Barnes, the European president of the worldwide players' union Fifpro, told The Times.

The PFSC comprises elected representatives of the four main stakeholder groups involved in European professional football: the clubs, via the European Club Association (ECA); the leagues, via the European Leagues; the players, via FIFPro Division Europe; and UEFA, as the football governing body at European level.

But Jurgen Klopp's Champions League finalists are not the only Premier League club close to being asked. So if run correctly, then I think Liverpool should consider the offer.

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