Lewis Ambrose

Fifa give go ahead to inaugural 24-team Club World Cup

Fifa have shown a thumbs up to the creation of a Club World Cup set to begin in 2021.

The tournament, which would take place in June and July, would see 24 of the biggest club sides in the world compete.

Gianni Infantino confirmed the move in Miami on Friday.

The current Club World Cup takes place in winter. It sees winners of continental competitions, such as the Champions League and Copa Libertadores, go head-to-head.

This new competition, though, would be a tournament of its own, resembling the Fifa World Cup.

Fifa’s approval of the plans comes after all 232 members of the European Club Association (ECA) said they are against the decision.