FIFA Confirms Plans For 24-Team Club World Cup In 2021

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has on Friday confirmed plans to launch na expanded 24-team Club World Cup.


MySportDab reports the new tournament will be staged in June-July 2021 instead of the Confederations Cup.


“I am very happy,” Infantino said after confirming plans for the tournament.


However, The European Club Association has said none of its teams will take part in a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021.


The ECA expressed its concerns this week in a letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of a decision whether to replace the current seven-team annual Club World Cup, which is played in December.


The ECA Executive Board wrote:


“It is against any potential approval of a revised CWC at this point in time and confirm that no ECA Clubs would take part to such competition.”


The ECA represents 232 clubs in Europe.

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