KIGALI, Rwanda | FIFA puts new tournaments on hold due to European opposition

KIGALI, Rwanda | FIFA puts new tournaments on hold due to European opposition

KIGALI, Rwanda — A $25 billion overhaul of world soccer competitions was put on on hold after mounting disapproval from European leaders and clubs saw FIFA President Gianni Infantino backtrack on Friday and accept more consultation was necessary to avert a crisis.

A vote was abandoned hours before the council meeting where Infantino hoped to secure approval from his council on the principle of revamping the Club World Cup and establishing a Global Nations League.

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