The 2021 Club World Cup will be a seven-team tournament to be played in Japan, FIFA has announced.

FIFA had hoped it would be able to stage the first of its expanded, 24-team Club World Cup competitions in China next summer, but it agreed to postpone the event indefinitely in order to reschedule Euro 2020 and the 2020 Copa America.

Instead, the tournament will continue in its existing format and be played late in 2021.

The 2020 Club World Cup tournament in Qatar has been postponed until February next year in order for continental club competitions to be completed.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a new date is still being worked on for the expanded Club World Cup in China, and boasted that it would be "the best club competition in the world". 

He batted away media reports in October about alleged FIFA involvement in talks over a European Super League, saying his only focus was the Club World Cup. 

The FIFA Council ratified triple-header international breaks in Europe in March and September next year, when World Cup qualifiers are due to be played.

It also passed an amendment to its regulations enabling the movement of minors - aged 16 to 18 between member associations within the territory of one country. This was taken to acknowledge Britain's exit from the European Union at the end of the year.

FIFA also announced its next Congress would be held as a virtual event on 21 May next.