FIFA president propose 'mini World Cup' every two years featuring eight teams

FIFA president propose 'mini World Cup' every two years featuring eight teams

- FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has proposed staging a mini World Cup

- The tournament, which will be known as the "Final 8"

- If this proposal is approved it then means that the Confederations Cup, currently staged every four years in a year before the World Cup, would be abolished

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has proposed staging what would effectively be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years.

The tournament, which will be known as the "Final 8", would be the climax of a global Nations League competition, which is part of an audacious plan to reform international football which FIFA believes could be worth £18.3b in a 12-year cycle.

Infantino via letter said that an unidentified group of investors had proposed spending £18.3b to secure the rights to the tournament, which he is proposing would take place every October and/or November of every odd year starting from 2021.

FIFA president propose 'mini World Cup' every two years featuring eight teams

FIFA president propose 'mini World Cup' every two years featuring eight teams (photo: Getty)

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If this proposal is approved it then means that the Confederations Cup, currently staged every four years in a year before the World Cup, would be abolished.

The Nations League plan was conceived by UEFA where Infantino was secretary general with a European version set to start this September.

It would involve regional groups with promotion and relegation leading to intercontinental finals brackets in seven divisions.

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The competition will be an eight-team tournament across five continents, including three European sides and two from South America.

It would likely be staged in one country every two years across a period of as few as eight days in the autumn of odd-numbered years from 2021.

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Source: Legit.ng

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