India to host Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020

India to host Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020

Infantino also said that the FIFA Council had voted to approve a revamp of the Club World Cup with 24 teams participating in a tournament to be held in June and July of 2021.

"We want to have an exciting competition, a presitigous competition, an inclusive competition for clubs, and we will have this for the new Club World Cup", FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.

Currently, the Club World Cup involves just seven teams, including the victor of the European Super Cup, and is largely ignored when it takes place every winter - and Federation Internationale de Football Association believe they're missing out on a bumper pay day.

Further to this, according to ESPN, the Council have approved talks with Qatar over adding at least one other country from the Persian Gulf to host matches at the competition.

Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates are all potential options yet rancorous diplomatic disputes has led to the tiny Gulf state being politically isolated from many of its former allies.

ECA board members, including Manchester United's chief executive Ed Woodward, signed a letter expressing concerns, which was revealed earlier on Friday.

Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu backs a revamp of the competition, just not until the entire calendar for club and national team matches is reconfigured for 2024 and beyond to cope.

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The letter, sections of which were published in the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung says they are "firmly against any approval of a revised Club World Cup at this point in time and confirm that no ECA clubs would take part to such a competition".

Infantino has said previously that sharing the World Cup could help "build bridges" in the Middle East, but the organisation's latest report acknowledges that the political row could prevent the involvement of some nations in the hosting the tournament.

The ECA represents 232 European clubs, including all the leading teams who would be expected to feature in a Club World Cup.

The European Club Association and European governing body UEFA does not want FIFA adding competitions prior to agreement on a new worldwide match calendar from 2024.

This will alarm experts on the region's labour laws, as Qatar's World Cup building boom has already been the subject of intense scrutiny.

It would be played during the current global window reserved for the Confederations Cup, which would be scrapped. Teams would play two to five matches over a maximum of 18 days.

Video assistant referee (VAR) will be used at this year's women's World Cup, Fifa confirmed on Friday.

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