Manchester United, Liverpool among other clubs to join FIFA's European Premier League

Manchester United, Liverpool among other clubs to join FIFA's European Premier League

- Manchester United, Liverpool are among top clubs planning to participate in FIFA's European Premier League

- Many other Europe's top five clubs are also showing interest in joining the competition

- Not less than $6 billion has been earmarked for the project proposed to kick off in 2022

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Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly planning to be a part of the new FIFA initiative.

Both clubs might be thinking of joining other top European outfits for the European Premier League scheduled to kick off in 2022.

The world football governing body already has about $6 billion [£4.6 billion] fund to start up the project two years from now.

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Sky Sports further reports that clubs from the top five European Leagues [England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain] are negotiating to be among the founding members.

Manchester United, Liverpool among other clubs to join FIFA's European Premier League
Manchester United and Liverpool face-off during one of their Premier League games. Photo by Simon Stacpoole
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The new competitions will comprise 18 teams and it will take place during regular seasons but during the week.

Reports further stated that the teams who finish at the top of the table will then take part in a knockout tournament to determine the winner.

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Meanwhile, one of the traditional 'Big Six' Premier League team is expected to miss out as just five clubs from England will have a chance to participate at the moment.

The publication further reports that an official announcement could be made this month but some quarters claim FIFA is trying to take the shine off Champions League - reasons UEFA is yet to back the movement.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel spent quality time with his family after playing a part in Stoke City's 2-0 win away at Luton City.

The former Super Eagles star was on the pitch all through the meeting at the Kenilworth Road Stadium earlier this weekend.

After the match, the Chelsea legend and one of his daughters hugged each other tightly in what the 33-year-old described as the best hug ever.

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