Chelsea set to play in FIFA Club World Cup

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The Blues will travel to China in 2021 to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup.

The inaugural version of the expanded Club World Cup will have 24 clubs from around the world battle to be the best club in the world.

Eight European teams will make up the 24 team tournament with South America having the next largest with six slots. The remainder would qualify from the other regional confederations.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino had reportedly wanted to include 12 European teams in the inaugural event, but this was reduced on request of UEFA.

The Club World Cup will be hosted every four years with the winners of the Champions League and Europa League qualifying to participate in the tournament.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have already qualified for the tournament.

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