The competitors, which at present options seven groups — the winner from every confederation’s main continental event — shall be expanded to 24 groups for the primary time.
“It’s a historic determination for soccer,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino mentioned, talking at a FIFA council assembly in Shanghai. “The brand new [tournament] shall be a contest which anybody who loves soccer is wanting ahead to. It’s the first actual and true Membership World Cup the place the very best golf equipment will compete.
“It should enable us to generate vital revenues however I wish to underline this, very, very clearly … FIFA may have zero out of this as a result of we’ll reinvest this in soccer.”
Qatar will host the remaining two editions of the event’s present format, with the 2019 competitors getting below method on December 11.
The brand new format will start in June 2021 and the competitors will run each 4 years from June to July, taking the place on the FIFA calendar at present occupied by the Confederations Cup.
It’s anticipated to characteristic eight European groups, six from South America, three from every of Africa, Asia and North and Central America and one from Oceania.
Infantino confirmed that China, which has made soccer a nationwide precedence below President Xi Jinping, had been the one candidate.
When the expanded format was accepted at a FIFA Council assembly in Miami in March, a number of prime European golf equipment indicated they supposed to boycott the competitors.
In a letter despatched to Infantino and signed by 15 members, together with Juventus, Manchester United, Barcelona and Ajax, the European Membership Affiliation (ECA) mentioned it was “firmly towards any approval of a revised Membership World Cup at this cut-off date and make sure that no ECA golf equipment would participate to such a contest.”