BREAKING: FIFA confirm 24-team Club World Cup will start in 2021

The FIFA Council has agreed to introduce a pilot tournament of an enlarged 24-team Club World Cup in 2021 despite European opposition.

It will replace the current seven-team annual Club World Cup, which is currently played in December, with an expanded quadrennial version in June-July 2021.

The announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

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