Xenia Sport – London
FIFA President Gianni Infantino explained after the end of the federation’s board meeting that the FIFA Club World Cup will be held in its current system in 2021 and will include 7 teams instead of 24.
Infantino revealed that he wanted 24 teams to participate in the new event that will be held in China in mid-2021, but the spread of the Coronavirus contributed to postponing the European and Copa America championships from this year for next year.
Instead of trying to attract attention from both tournaments in 2021, FIFA Club World Cup with seven teams will be held in Japan in December.
Infantino offered his condolences on the death of Diego Armando Maradona at the start of the press conference, noting that FIFA had approved the reforms to better protect players and coaches on issues such as maternity leave.
“We must make sure that we can create the space for them to shine,” he said.