Federation Internationale de Football Association chief looks to rearrange 2021 Club World Cup

  • Federation Internationale de Football Association chief looks to rearrange 2021 Club World Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association chief looks to rearrange 2021 Club World Cup

Following a conference call on Wednesday, the bureau of the Federation Internationale de Football Association council announced amendments to its regulations on transfers will be looked into.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has agreed to delay the first edition of its revamped Club World Cup, due to be held in 2021, to make way for the Euro 2020 and Copa America tournaments which have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It might mean the tournament has to be postponed.

Therefore, FIFA have announced that the Euros and Copa America will take place between June 11th and July 11th 2021.

In a pragmatic approach Fifa President said they will be looking to moving the FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, which were originally scheduled for next summer so that the world's football calendar would not be in disarray while maintaining a common goal among the global football family.

"FIFA will keep in regular contact with all relevant stakeholders during this hard period and look to find in due course solutions in a spirit of cooperation, taking into account the interests of football at all levels".

"Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision-makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time".

In the near future, when the outlook is clearer, they will look at when to reschedule the new FIFA Club World Cup, later in 2021, 2022 or in 2023.

The new-look 24-team Club World Cup, the brainchild of Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino, would be the biggest so far, taking place across eight Chinese cities, and including eight teams from Europe with six from South America.

Infantino will also discuss the current worldwide calendar with the hopes of finding solutions by the end of April.

Federation Internationale de Football Association also announced it had donated $10m (£8.5m) to the World Health Organisation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.