Daniel Levy has told the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust that he wants the club to enter FIFA’s revamped Club World Cup.
FIFA announced last year that the Club World Club will be expanded to include 24 teams instead of the seven that currently take part.
According to their newly drawn up plans, the competition, which has previously taken place in December, will be moved to the summer.
It will be held only once in four years and replace the Confederations Cup on the existing calendar. The first edition of the revamped tournament is set to take place in China next season.
Some clubs have criticised the radical changes made by FIFA and even hinted that they might shun the competition altogether (the Express).
However, it looks like Tottenham will not be one of those clubs as Daniel Levy has made it clear that he is keen to see the club take part in the competition, which could reportedly fetch an additional £50 million in revenue.
The THST Board met with the club’s Board Directors and Senior Executives last week and the Spurs chairman addressed the potential of entering the Club World Cup during the meeting.
The minutes of the meeting read: ‘Daniel Levy felt the Club World Cup would probably happen but it wasn’t clear how many teams from Europe would be involved yet.
‘Daniel Levy would like Spurs to take part in that. It could replace an overseas tour and offer a more competitive edge for the players.
‘However, there would be problems for the fixture calendar with too many games already. The FA is currently looking at how to ease the pressure.’
Spurs Web Opinion
I am certainly not a fan of the planned changes to the Club World Club as the last thing we need at the moment is to add more fixtures to the football calendar. However, seeing as the competition is set to become a reality, I can’t see clubs opting out and missing out on the potential £50 million windfall.
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