4/13/2018 2:47:28 AM (GMT+3)

FIFA mulls 24-team Club World Cup in future

FIFA mulls 24-team Club World Cup in future

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that companies had shown an interest in backing an expanded Club World Cup.

"We have been talking about a Club World Cup with 24 teams, more inclusive and with more respect for the international calendar, with fewer games," Infantino told reporters at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) annual conference.

But he did not comment on reports that they had offered up to $25 billion for that and another proposed tournament.

The Club World Cup is an annual event in which seven clubs, usually continental champions, compete in a knock-out format.

An expanded version could have up to 24 teams, but would be played every four years.