Fifa pushes 24-team Club World Cup in 2021

Fifa Council members will vote in Miami on Friday on a proposal to launch an expanded 24-team Club World Cup in the summer of 2021.

A 17-page document regarding the tournament’s future and incorporating the concerns of Uefa, which has opposed an expanded Club World Cup, will be considered by the Fifa Council.

The expanded competition would replace the Confederations Cup on the 2021 calendar.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has been pushing an idea to expand the competition. However, it is now thought the competition would eventually transition from being held annually to every four years according to the Associated Press.

The new plan will reduce the number of proposed participating European clubs from 12 to eight to address concerns raised by Uefa. Another of Uefa’s concerns, which will have to be worked around, is the status for players who might have continental competitions in the same summer as an expanded Club World Cup.

Meanwhile, AP reports that plans for a global nations league have stalled.