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71dAssociated Press

FIFA wants 24-team Club World Cup 'pilot'

FIFA has backed away from a vote on a planned 'Worldwide Nations League' but will decide on whether to hold a 'pilot' of a 24-team Club World Cup.

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153dDermot Corrigan

Llorente 8/10 as Real win Club World Cup

Marcos Llorente again made the most of his start with a fine goal -- his first for Madrid -- and plenty of effort in their Club World Cup win.

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Real Madrid win fourth Club World Cup title

Real Madrid have won the past three editions of the tournament and moved ahead of Barcelona as the team to have won it the most times.

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MLS-bound Martinez sees River to third at CWC

MLS-bound Gonzalo Martinez scored twice as River Plate secured third place in the Club World Cup with a 4-0 win against Kashima Antlers.

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155dAdriana Garcia

River fans' 18 hour trip to UAE wasted as team lose

A group of River supporters took the 18 hour flight from Buenos Aires to the United Arab Emirates only to find out their team had lost.

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Chivas lose to Esperance on penalties at CWC

Nine-man Esperance, of Tunisia, beat Mexico's Chivas Guadalajara 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to claim fifth place at the Club World Cup,

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158dDermot Corrigan

Bale, Asensio likely out of Club World Cup semis

Madrid's entire squad flew out Sunday to the UAE to begin preparation for a tournament they have won in three of the last four years.


Al-Ain seal Club World Cup final place

Defender Mohamed Ahmad put Al-Ain in front two minutes into the quarterfinal, getting on to the end of a cross from Rayan Yaslem.

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Real Madrid to face Kashima in Club World Cup

Japan's Kashima Antlers recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico's Chivas Guadalajara 3-2 in their Club World Cup quarterfinal in the UAE.

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FIFA holds first meeting over new competitions

A task force set up to examine FIFA president Gianni Infantino's plans for a new Club World Cup and a Global Nations League held its first meeting.

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Taskforce to look at Club World Cup plans

FIFA president Gianni Infantino had hoped to secure an agreement from the council on the concept of revamping the Club World Cup.

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211dGabriele Marcotti

UEFA plans walkout over FIFA's plans - sources

UEFA will walk out of Friday's FIFA Council meeting and boycott proceedings if FIFA president Gianni Infantino forces a vote on new competitions.

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FIFA set to discuss expanded Club World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will put forward plans to introduce the new competitions at a ruling council meeting in Rwanda on Friday.

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262dRobbie 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.