India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cups: AIFF

The Club World Cup happens annually and has a prize purse of 20 million USD with the winner taking home 5 million USD . It is played with seven continental champions and the hosts are the 8th nation. But getting hosting rights for FIFA events aren't easy.

updated: December 09, 2013 20:34 IST
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After the Under-17 World Cup, India might get to host yet another prestigious FIFA tournament, the Club World Cup in 2015. The only stumbling block is the guarantee money.

The Corinthians from Brazil, who beat Premiership side Chelsea in the final of the FIFA Club World Club last year, is a spectacle Indian football fans can expect to witness as the tournament is likely to hit the Indian shores in 2015.

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel said in a press conference, "Officially we have put in a request to host the Club World Cup in 2015. That will mark a paradigm shift in the way football is looked at in India. Official communication has been made. Expect to know the outcome by the middle of next year."

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