FIFA has approved the new format of the Club world Cup

Changes will be tested in mid-summer 2021.

The Council of the International football Federation (FIFA) decided to adopt the new format FIFA club world Cup.

This at a press-conference dedicated to the meeting of the Board of FIFA in Miami, said the organization’s President Gianni Infantino.

“Today, on the advice of FIFA, we took several important decisions, but one need to select. Club world Cup is an important event in world football, and I’m very happy to announce that the Council adopted a decision in 2021 to conduct the tournament in a new format, implying the expansion of the number of participants to 24 teams”, – quotes the words Infantino BBC.

Recall that now the tournament will be held in the summer every four years. The teams will be divided into eight groups of three participants in the playoffs will be the group winners. Half of the participants will represent Europe. Earlier in the tournament participated 7 teams and it was held in December.

It is expected that the Club world Cup in the new format will take place from 17th June to 4 July 2021.

Infantino previously commented on the work of VAR in European football.

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