This will be a new worldwide Nations League for national teams and a fresh 24-team Club World Cup to start with a "pilot" edition in 2021.
And after hearing Infantino's announcement on Friday, the ECA issued a statement saying its clubs would not participate in 2021.
The FIFA council confirmed on Friday that they would work with Qatar over a possible expansion that would be achieved with the introduction of a co-host, with a feasibility study showing it can be done. Three each would go to teams from Africa, Asia and CONCACAF, which represents North and Central America and the Caribbean. "It helps to give exposure and it helps to make clubs from other parts of the world to be more competitive, and to grow, and to learn from those great players that are now playing in Europe".
The letter, viewed by the AP, was signed by top executives from 14 leading European clubs, including ECA head Andrea Agnelli of Juventus.
The ECA added that any talk of a new competition must be made in conjunction with approval of a new framework for the Federation Internationale de Football Association global match calendar after 2024.More news: All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo
Infantino admitted there have been "differences of opinion" since he first floated the idea a year ago and referred to "constructive dialogue" with Europe that he hoped to build on.
Infantini said: 'Now the world will see a real Club World Cup where fans will see the best teams in the world compete to be crowned the real world champions.
'We hope that all the best teams will participate and we've had some very positive discussions with UEFA'. "We want to have an exciting competition, we want to have a prestigious competition, we want to have an inclusive competition and we will have this in the new Club World Cup starting in 2021". "Five games in four years. So, I think it's a natural progression of that competition".
No venue has been mentioned for the inaugural tournament, but it is scheduled to take the slot now reserved for the Confederations Cup in 2021.More news: Wake headed to Titans
Gianni Infantino has been lobbying for the expansion for over a year but has opted to buy himself more time.
After an incident occurs, the referee informs the VAR or is informed by them that it needs reviewing before the referee decides to review video footage on the side of the pitch or accepts the information from the VAR to make a decision.
However, even before Friday's meeting of the ruling FIFA Council, Infantino was forced to drop the Nations League plan.
Qatar is now embroiled in a bitter diplomatic dispute with fellow Gulf states Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE - meaning that the only realistic candidates to co-host the tournament are Kuwait and Oman.
"We know the situation in the Gulf region, but we are in the lucky position of being in football, and in football you can care only about football", said Infantino. "So we'll move to the next stage and look at who could host these games, and then congress can take the final decision".More news: Afghan soldiers killed in ‘friendly fire’ gunfight, US airstrike
Video review has been approved for the Women's World Cup, which runs from June 7 to July 7.