One Match Only?! Liverpool Granted Permission Of Premier League To Wear FIFA World Champions Badge

Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Beating Brazilian side Flamengo in the final, Liverpool won their first-ever FIFA Club World Cup title just some days ago. Winning the Club World Cup, Liverpool earned the right to wear FIFA's world champions badge on their jersey. However, the Reds would be usually only allowed to wear the badge in UEFA / FIFA games. Now it has been revealed that Liverpool has convinced the FA to wear it also in a domestic match...

The Premier League usually only allow charitable messages to be added to kits during a season, with rules stating that any proposed changes to kits have to be ratified by their board. Manchester United, who were the last English winners of the Club World Cup back in 2008, were not allowed to wear the badge in domestic games.



Liverpool Only Allowed To Wear Badge In Champions League / International Matches Usually






Yesterday, it was reported that Liverpool have appealed to the Premier League panel to allow them to wear the badge in domestic games. Now the decision has been leaked - Liverpool has been given the kit decision on gold FIFA badge after request to Premier League.



However, Liverpool has been granted permission for one league match only. According to a report in the Telegraph today, that game will be Wolves at home on the 29th of December.

Liverpool argued that they are only the second English team to win the Club World Cup, and that this is the first time in their storied history that they have won the competition - therefore, they deserve to be able to display this badge. The club also pointed to Real Madrid being allowed to wear the badge in all La Liga games from 2016 to 2018 when Los Blancos won the competition for three years running.

Under FIFA guidelines, Liverpool can wear it from the day they became world champions to the day of the 2020 Club World Cup final, which is due to take place next December. Liverpool will have to wait until their Champions League Round of 16 clash against Atletico Madrid in February to wear their badge for a second time.



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