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Friday 30 of October 2020

AP source: FIFA proposes annual Club World Cup


FILE - In this  Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File),FILE - In this  Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File),FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.

The revised proposal amends an initial plan to play a 24-team Club World Cup every four years. The new format will be discussed at the FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda on Friday, the person said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were confidential.

UEFA has stymied Infantino’s attempts since March to gain approval for the new FIFA competitions, which will have $25 billion of income guaranteed by an international consortium including Japan’s SoftBank.