The New York Times' Tariq Panja reported
that FIFA president Gianni Infantino
was approached by an
investment fund from the Middle East and Asia, which offered $25 billion for the rights to the FIFA Club World Cup and a new global league for national teams.
Infantino has proposed
expanding the Club World Cup and play it once every four years in the window during which the Confederations Cup is now held. He has also proposed building on the new national team competitions being
launched by UEFA and Concacaf.
Panja reported that Infantino presented the proposal from unidentified investors to the FIFA Council at its recent meeting in Bogota. The Council did not
approve the proposal.