6: However, a new annual competition between the champions of FIFA’s six confederations was also approved at a congress in Rwanda, though the competition is yet to have a confirmed name it will take place in 2024.
7: The yet-to-be-named new competition would replace the current seven-team format, and then the following year the 32-team competition will hold its first tournament and will take place every four years.
8: Players will likely take exception to the new FIFA competitions as several have already complained about the number of games top-level professionals have to play amid fears of burnout, something Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has recently spoken out against.
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