FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that FIFA has approved an expanded 24-team Club World Cup, which is set to begin in 2021.
The tournament will replace the current edition of the Club World Cup, which features seven teams from six confederations and takes place in December.
Instead, the FIFA council has approved a revamped summer version of the CWC, which is set to replace the Confederations Cup on the calendar.
The tournament will take place every four years, and Infantino spoke glowingly of its possible impact at a press conference in Miami on Friday.
“From now the world will see a real Club World Cup where the best teams will compete to crown the club world champion,” Infantino said.
Despite Infantino’s excitement, several European clubs have expressed their opposition to the expanded competition.