FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants a revamp of the Club World Cup – taking the number of teams from seven to 32.
And the head of world football’s governing body also wants to take the much-maligned competition from a December spot and move it to June.
The existing format brings champions from each of the continental federations together and is held annually.
However Infantino believes that the current format needs upgrading and that the way to do it is to make it bigger, with more teams, and offer it up as a summer, post-season, tournament.
“Today football is not just about Europe and South America, the world has changed and that’s why we need to make the Club World Cup more interesting for teams, and also for fans around the world,” Infantino told Mundo Deportivo.
“That’s what we’re trying to do, by creating a tournament that is much more attractive, with more quality among participants and more clubs. That will attract more sponsors and television companies from around the world.”
Infantino told Gazzetta dello Sport that the current version “has a complicated formula held at a difficult time, attracting little enthusiasm.”
However the FIFA chief believes that it would be better, “in the summer, from June 10-30, with 32 of the world’s best clubs.
“The world has changed, so we have to find a Club World Cup which will be more interesting for the teams, as well as the fans around the world.”