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FIFA President Infantino Wants More Attractive Club World Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Regardless of whether FIFA President Gianni Infantino's plan for a 32-team Club World Cup becomes a reality, "this year's tournament in Japan is likely to highlight the need for some sort of change," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. On paper, the idea of bringing together the champion club te...

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