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Regardless of whether FIFA president Gianni Infantino's plan for a 32-team Club World Cup becomes a reality, this year's tournament in Japan is likely to highlight the need for some sort of change.In fact, European teams have not conceded a goal between them since Corinthians beat Chelsea 1-0 in the final of the 2012 tournament – the only time since 2006 that the tournament has produced a non-European winner.The competition's somewhat unwieldy seven-team format and timing, plus the fact that only South America teams regularly bring a large traveling contingent of fans, does not help.Rather than abolishing or shrinking the tournament, Infantino suggested that it should be expanded to 32 teams and played in June, starting in 2019 .
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