Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

India to host Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 Women`s World Cup in 2020

India to host Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 Women`s World Cup in 2020

In 2017, the body decided that the 2026 World Cup will feature 48 teams when it is co-hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico.

Friday's meeting of FIFA's ruling council chose to "explore this possibility further and analyse if a joint expansion proposal that meets all the necessary requirements can be submitted to the FIFA Council and the FIFA Congress in June".

The training was to gauge whether to use the technology at the tournament, with world football's governing body approving its use at a Fifa Council meeting in Miami on Friday.

"I am feeling very positive from the discussions and I am sure that at the end we will be very happy", he said.

The ECA executive board letter said it was "against any potential approval of a revised CWC at this point in time and confirm that no ECA Clubs would take part to such competition".

The ECA's letter was addressed to Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin, who has been asked to explain the position at the Fifa Council meeting, which is taking place in Miami.

A final decision will now be taken in Paris on June 6 after Federation Internationale de Football Association and Qatar jointly submit the names of potential co-host nations to the governing body's Congress.

"Now the world will see a real Club World Cup where fans will see the best teams in the world compete to be crowned the real world champions", he said.

The revamped FIFA Club World Cup will be played during the global match calendar slot that corresponded to the FIFA Confederations Cup. The Club World Cup would be held from June 17 to July 4, while the African Cup of Nations and CONCACAF Gold Cup could be played from July 5-31. European club seasons typically start around mid-August.

As well as eight European clubs, the new tournament would see six teams from South America, three each from Africa, Asia and North and Central America and one from Oceania.

It will run every four years and take place from June to July in the slot now used for the World Cup warm-up event, the Confederations Cup.

"We will work with FIFA to determine whether or not a viable operating model does exist and importantly, whether it is in the best interests for football and for the tournament, and for Qatar as the host nation".

Infantino also provided an update on organization of the upcoming Women's World Cup, saying that the preparations were going well.

VAR, which made its debut at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, will now be deployed for the women's tournament which kicks off in June in France.

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