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FIFA force pace on $25B Club World Cup, global league plan

GENEVA (AP) FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a $25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is seeking an urgent meeting with leaders of the six continental governing bodies, following up on his hosting invited officials from some top European clubs. That session was held last Friday, the world soccer body said on Monday.

The European Club Association has strongly opposed FIFA's hope for a four-yearly club tournament starting in 2021, which could rival the UEFA-organized Champions League.