Barcelona has given its support to FIFA’s plans to extend the Club World Cup to a 24-group rivalry played at regular intervals.
Barcelona’s governing body says the expanded tournament would be “exciting, dynamic, inclusive and prestigious.”
The Liga champion regards as favorable the subsequent elimination of “two FIFA competitions, the Confederations Cup (for national teams) and the current Club World Cup” played every year by seven clubs in December.
Barcelona says FIFA’s plans would also “create a global platform for clubs to contribute to the growth of their brands.”
Rival Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid has also said it likes the proposal.