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FIFA boss Infantino aims to push forward Club World Cup - report

AFP  |  Berlin 

wants to speed up plans for a new and abolish the Confederations Cup at next week's council meeting in Miami, according to German broadcaster

The report says wants to discuss expanding the from it's current format of seven teams to 24, including 12 sides from on Thursday and Friday in the US.

The Swiss also reportedly wants to scrap the Confederations Cup, an international tournament held the year before a by the host nation and last won by in in 2017.

According to the report, the new-look would be held from 2021, a year before hosts

"Yes, that's the way it will come about, we want to say goodbye to the Club World Cup (in it's current format) and we will make that decision," Fernando Sarney, Brazil's member of the Council, told

According to the report, also wants to delay plans to introduce a global until a later date.

European football's governing body has so far opposed the introduction of a new Club World Cup from 2021 in an already congested fixture list.

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First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 21:50 IST