Europe's football president Aleksander Ceferin said in a recent interview "UEFA should not be meeting with only seven federations or clubs and discussing with them things that concern all of European football".
Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are among some of the other clubs allegedly confirmed for the tournament with a number of other top European clubs in contention.
Infantino, who faces re-election next year, presented the proposal in March for a new summer 24-club World Cup every four years, and a "Global Nations League" with a final eight-country round of matches, also every four years.
China is understood to have already expressed an interest in being the first host nation. The other two teams would come from a group formed by Manchester City, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Porto, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund.
The 24 clubs competing would share a pot of £1.5 billion, each club competing will be guaranteed a minimum £50 million with tournament winners earning around £100 million.More news: Bad if Neymar joins Real: Messi
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The tournaments could be approved at a FIFA Council meeting in Moscow in June.
The Times reporter Martyn Ziegler claims that UEFA are furious at the proposal as they fear the new tournament could take some of the shine away from the Champions League, the company's main money supplier.
Since the FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, even though it only comes around once every four years, it only makes sense that EA Sports would program a World Cup game mode into their premiere soccer game. In addition to the governing body of European football, it brought together the European Club Association (ECA), the recently renamed European Leagues (EPFL) and the players' union (FifPro). Sponsors from the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Saudi Arabia would reportedly bankroll the winnings.
It could easily fund a transfer of a decent player in this inflated market.