FIFA president proposes a 'mini-World Cup' every two years

A new tournament which has been dubbed as a 'mini-World Cup' is being proposed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

The proposed Final 8 tournament would be held every two years and would be the climax of a global Nations League competition.

Gianni Infantino

Infantino has suggested that the tournament would be held in the autumn of every odd year beginning in 2021.

According to reports, Infantino has said that a group of investors are willing to invest $25 billion on the competition and a revamped version of the Club World Cup - to start in 2021 as well - with 24 teams.

Under the proposal the Confederations Cup, which is currently held every four years in a year before the World Cup, would be abolished.

Digital Desk


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