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FIFA president Infantino plots to remodel a ‘true’ Club World Cup

By Michael Duah
FIFA president Infantino plots to remodel a ‘true’ Club World Cup
FIFA president Infantino plots to remodel a ‘true’ Club World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed to launch a revamped FIFA Club World Cup.

The Swiss-Italian administrator has viewed the current competition as outdated and missing a real sense of a ‘World Cup.’

The current format of the tournament involves the winners of that year's AFC Champions League (Asia), CAF Champions League (Africa), CONCACAF Champions League (North America), Copa Libertadores (South America), OFC Champions League (Oceania) and UEFA Champions League (Europe) in a straight knock-out tournament every December.

"I propose making it a true Club World Cup, giving entry to teams from all continents, beyond just Europe," said Infantino.

According to Marca, Infantino’s vision has been halted until FIFA’s next meeting that is set for Miami in March.

The Spanish publisher also believes that the seven-club competition will be changed from happening annually to a two to four-year occurrence and either with 24 teams or 32.

Spanish giants Real Madrid are the current holders and have a record of four titles in the competition.

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