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Fifa under fire after announcing China will host 24-team Club World Cup

• China chosen to host expanded tournament in 2021
• Human rights organisations criticise decision

Human rights organisations have condemned Fifa’s decision to stage a revamped version of the Club World Cup in China.

World football’s governing body has confirmed that an expanded version of its showpiece event, featuring 24 teams, will take place there in June and July 2021. The decision was made despite China’s suppression of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and the internment of more than one million Uighur Muslims in the state of Xinjiang.

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