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17dRobbie Dunne

Real Madrid could face Chivas in CWC opener

European champions Real Madrid have won the last three Club World Cups with Zinedine Zidane as their manager.

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122dAssociated Press

FIFA won't fast-track Club World Cup - source

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will no longer try to gain approval for a $25-billion overhaul of competitions before the World Cup.

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128dAssociated Press

FIFA's plans for competitions concern UEFA

UEFA has "serious reservations" about the pace and process of FIFA pressing to accept a $25 billion, 12-year deal for two new competitions.

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131dAssociated Press

Real back FIFA's plan for new Club World Cup

Reigning champion Real Madrid is supporting plans to expand the Club World Cup to 24 teams following a meeting at FIFA.

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132dPA Sport

UEFA president Ceferin slams 'strange' FIFA

Aleksander Ceferin has launched a fierce attack on FIFA over its proposed expansion of the Club World Cup and handling of the new Nations League.

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135dGabriele Marcotti

Q&A: What to expect from June's FIFA Congress?

Gianni Infantino and FIFA have a lot to discuss in June's Congress, where they'll decide the 2026 World Cup host. Here's what you need to know.

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141dAssociated Press

European Leagues: Oppose new FIFA events

Lars-Christer Olsson, the CEO of the European Leagues, said FIFA had been acting with "a clear lack of consultation and transparency."

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143dAssociated Press

New FIFA league offering Euro teams $75m

European football federations stand to earn up to $75 million every two years if FIFA's plans for new global league are approved.

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144dAssociated Press

FIFA wants $25bn CWC deal by World Cup

FIFA is seeking an agreement among the six continental governing bodies about a $25 billion offer to run two international competitions by summer.

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149dESPN staff

Scudamore - CWC revamp 'a bad idea'

Premier League's executive chairman Richard Scudamore said FIFA's proposed plan to revamp the Club World Cup (CWC) will lead to difficulties.

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151dESPN staff

FIFA eyes meeting for Club World Cup offer

Gianni Infantino wants an emergency FIFA Council meeting to discuss a $25 billion offer to reinvent the Club World Cup, the New York Times reports.

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161dAssociated Press

FIFA aims to charge hosting fees for CWC

FIFA wants to charge hosting fees for staging 24-team Club World Cup tournaments worth at least $3 billion each and planned to kick off in 2021.

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164dESPN staff

FIFA heard $25bn offer for Club WC - report

FIFA has been offered $25 billion for an expanded Club World Cup and a new league for national teams, according to the New York Times.

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279dMatt McGinn

Ronaldo, Modric star in Club World Cup final

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal and will get the plaudits but Luka Modric(8/10)was the best player on the pitch in the Club World Cup final.

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279dTim Vickery

Global football's chasm in quality is clear

Real Madrid defeated Gremio 1-0 to lift the Club World Cup and illustrate just how far ahead European clubs are compared to the rest of the world.

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279dDermot Corrigan

Ronaldo eager to settle contract showdown

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane both said they would like to resolve the showdown over the Portuguese star's contract.

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279dDermot Corrigan

Clutch Ronaldo delivers Madrid another trophy

Real Madrid were pushed by determined Gremio in the Club World Cup final, but Cristiano Ronaldo again made the big moment his, writes Dermot Corrigan.

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279dESPN staff

Ronaldo free kick helps Madrid to CWC title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 to claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.

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279dAssociated Press

Pachuca beat Al-Jazira to CWC third spot

Mexican side Pachuca claimed third place at the Club World Cup with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Al-Jazira.

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280dRob Train

Real Madrid can't afford to look past Gremio

Trailing Barcelona by eight points ahead of next week's key Clasico, Real Madrid's immediate focus needs to be Gremio and the Club World Cup.