FIFA head Infantino suggests 32-team Club World Cup in 2019
ZURICH, Nov 18 (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June.
Infantino says in interviews published on Friday in Italian and Spanish newspapers that a revamped club competition could start in 2019.
A 32-team event played in the last three weeks of June would be more balanced and more attractive to broadcasters and sponsors, he says.
Last year, Chinese retailer Alibaba E-Auto signed as the Club World Cup title sponsor through 2022.
Currently, the Club World Cup is a little-watched seven-team event in December. It typically leads to a final between the champions of Europe and South America.
Japan hosts next month's edition featuring Real Madrid and Atletico Nacional of Colombia.
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