March 15, 2019 / 7:01 PM / 6 months ago

European clubs say will boycott new FIFA Club World Cup

FILE PHOTO: The logo of FIFA is seen in front of its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

(Reuters) - Europe’s leading clubs will not take part in the new 24-team Club World Cup, announced by FIFA on Friday, the European Clubs Association (ECA) said following the decision.

A spokesman for the ECA told Reuters: “ECA clubs will not participate in 2021 Club World Cup and will assess participation in editions of the competition post-2024.”

Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Toby Davis

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