FIFA and UEFA go to war over new Club World Cup format
Can you imagine a Club World Cup without the support of European groups?
Well, that could soon become a reality in the event that the FIFA vs UEFA war, which peaked at the FIFA Council meeting in Miami on Friday, keeps, something that appears to be likely because of how far separated the opposite sides are.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino managed to get his long-awaited Club World Cup plan approved, overhauling it to a 24-team tournament, and is as of now in restriction with both UEFA and the ECA, that is both the European organization and clubs.
If nothing changes, the new competition would start in 2021 but without the greatest hitters in the diversion today.
Next Tuesday, UEFA plan to gather its Executive Committee, which will deal with the measures to be adopted, yet until further notice boycotting the challenge is more than just idle speculation.
Infantino tried to find an agreement but the meetings and talks held in the hours earlier filled no need.
As for the Qatar World Cup and the possibility of extending the number of teams to 48, FIFA still trust that is conceivable, yet the choice has been deferred until June’s Congress.
The collaboration of countries in that area is needed and is something that isn’t possible at the moment due to the blockade in the area.
In addition, FIFA approved the use of VAR at the current year’s Women’s World Cup.