The European Club Association (ECA) is excited by the prospect of launching a women’s Club World Cup “fairly soon” and sees the tournament as part of its strategy to help develop women’s football, chief executive Charlie Marshall said.
The ECA, whose members include all of Europe’s biggest clubs, is due to launch the ‘Be a Changemaker’ strategy for the women’s game later on Monday.
The plan is committed to “driving sustainability within the game, identifying new commercial opportunities and creating new women’s football clubs across Europe”, the ECA said.
The men’s Club World Cup has been running since 2000, with winners of major intercontinental competitions playing each other in a knockout format. Bayern Munich is the defending champion.
“The prospect of a Club World Cup, fairly soon in the women’s game, assuming…