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CVC talks to Fifa and Real Madrid about rival club competition plans

Real Madrid lifts the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup trophy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Private equity company CVC Capital Partners has had separate talks with Fifa and Real Madrid about investing in two competing versions of a world club football championship, according to the Financial Times.

CVC is reported to be in talks with Fifa about acquiring the commercial rights for the confederation's Club World Cup, which is expanding to a 24-team tournament from 2021. Fifa is to launch a tender process for the commercial rights in the coming days.

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