Fifa puts Club World Cup revamp on hold after European resistance

• Gianni Infantino wants annual expanded tournament in June
• Task force to be appointed to examine potential implications

The plans of Fifa’s president, Gianni Infantino, to launch a lucrative new Club World Cup and Nations League have been delayed by intense European opposition, and a “task force” will be appointed to examine the implications for football globally.

Following reports that the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, was threatening to lead a walkout of the Fifa council meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, on Friday if the proposals were voted through, overnight discussions resulted in agreement to appoint a task force and consult more widely on the implications.

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