FIFA Reveals Plans For 24 Teams Club World Cup In 2021
On Friday Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President confirmed plans to launch an expanded 24-team Club World Cup.
The new tournament will be staged in June-July 2021 instead of the Confederations Cup, MySportDab report.
Infantino said after confirming plans for the tournament: “I am very happy.”
However, the European Club Association (ECA) 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.
“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 Executive Board wrote.
The ECA represents 232 clubs in Europe.