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China: FIFA Broke Own Rules for Club World Cup

Expand Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, attends the FIFA Council Meeting, officially announcing the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup will be held in Shanghai, China, October 24, 2019.  © 2019 Imaginechina via AP Images   (New York) – FIFA’s surprise selection of China to host the 2021 Club World Cup disregarded its own human rights commitments in the bidding process, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing correspondence with the global football governing body.   In March 2019, FIFA expanded its Confederation Cup from 8 to 24 teams and renamed it the Club World Cup. Eight months later, on October…

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