March 15, 2019 / 4:51 PM / 2 months ago

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

MIAMI, Florida, March 15 (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Simon Evans Editing by Christian Radnedge

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