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FIFA will hold a new Club World Cup in 2021 - Infantino

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday confirmed plans to launch an expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021 following a meeting in Miami. The new tournament, which has drawn threats of a boycott from leading European clubs, is to be staged in June-July 2021 instead of the Confederations Cup. "I am very happy," Infantino said after confirming plans for the tournament.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said the organisation will go ahead with a new 24-team Club World Cup starting in 2021.

Infantino, speaking at a news conference, said FIFA had made the decision at their council meeting on Friday.

His comments came after the European Club Association wrote a letter asking him not make a decision at this time and saying they would not take part in 2021 tournament.

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