FIFA confirmed today that there will be a 24 team Club World Cup which will begin in the mid year of 2021, it will happen at regular intervals. Anyway there are bits of gossip that a portion of the greater clubs in Europe would prefer not to take part in it.
It will supplant the present seven-team annual Club World Cup, which is right now played in December, with an extended quadrennial form in June-July 2021.
Friday’s declaration was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino in spite of a letter from Europe’s world class clubs disclosing to him they won’t participate in the challenge.
The unmistakable message was given to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin from the European Club Association, which speaks to 232 of the landmass’ driving teams, and was sent through email on Tuesday, three days before the significant gathering in Miami on Friday.
The letter was marked by Manchester United official bad habit administrator Ed Woodward, Celtic’s Peter Lawwell and the supervisors of Ajax, Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG on Tuesday.
Inquired as to whether he was worried about the possibility of FIFA organizing another Club World Cup in 2021 with no of Europe’s first class clubs, Infantino stated: “We trust that all the best teams will partake and we’ve had some extremely positive talks with UEFA.
“Be that as it may, today it was our obligation to take a choice since we need to manage the hierarchical issues – it is just two years away.”
Infantino included he was “incredibly upbeat” at the chamber backing his arrangement to organize the new competition in the opening recently booked for the customary World Cup warm-up occasion, the Confederations Cup, from June 17 to July 4.
“Presently the world will see a genuine Club World Cup where fans will see the best teams on the planet contend to be delegated this present reality champions,” he said.
“Club football is advancing at an alternate pace in various pieces of the world and we need to have an energizing, esteemed and comprehensive challenge, and we’ll have that with this Club World Cup, beginning in 2021.”
Then, on the universal stage, Infantino trusts a 48-team World Cup in 2022 in Qatar is “doable”, adding that FIFA would keep on examining the alternatives.
“On the off chance that it occurs – fabulous. On the off chance that it doesn’t occur – awesome likewise,” he included.
No choice will be made on growing that competition, with conceivable extra host countries, until June, Infantino said.
The FIFA Council has likewise chosen to utilize VAR at June’s Women’s World Cup in France.