Let's try to be rational here. Does anyone enjoy watching pre-season tours & friendlies? I would much prefer a competitive tournament every once in a while over the current rubbish tours. Having personally lived in South America and Africa (living currently) and followed the football there, I would love to see more opportunities for the top teams of the continents to have a go at each other. The current CWC format is just too limited, there are so many potentially red hot games that will never happen. I want to see Boca Juniors Vs Barcelona, Flamengo Vs Real Madrid, Al Ahli Vs United, e.t.c. (Al Ahli would get smashed but that's not the point). I noticed that people in England generally don't know much about football outside of Europe, and mixing it up a little and getting to see some fascinating match ups play COMPETITIVELY should be a positive experience. The way I see it, scrap the useless current CWC altogether and go with this format every 4 years, why not?? I know its a money spinning FIFA gimmick, but so is the CL, and whatever qualms you may have about it, it is the best football to be seen. No about City and PSG, for sponsorship purposes they are invited to the inaugural tournament, but if anyone bothered to read further, it says that there will be a qualifying system: "From the second edition, moving forward, the 12 European clubs will be the last four winners of the Champions League, the four finalists and the four clubs with the best coefficient who are not among those eight. For the Club World Cup 2021, the divide among confederations will be: UEFA (Europe) - 12 clubs CONMEBOL (South America) – 4 clubs and 1 club in a playoff vs. a club from OFC CAF (Africa) – 2 clubs AFC (Asia) - 2 clubs CONCACAF (North America) - 2 clubs OFC (Oceanía) – 1 club in a playoff vs. 1 club from CONMEBOL Host country – 1 club" This would make Summer much more interesting IMHO.