Infantino said past year that the proposed increase in competitors was important for football's developing countries, stating: "Football is more than just Europe and South America, football is global,".
Hopes of a unifying tournament for the region were eroded when Qatar's neighbors, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, cut diplomatic ties previous year. Infantino's request to go ahead with the proposal was rejected by the council, the newspaper added.
However the three-time African champions have moved up the ladder in the latest ranking as the team will be hoping to do more to get better results.
Australia remain second in AFC, followed by Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and China.
The Club World Cup is an annual competition that sees seven clubs, usually winners of their continental tournaments, compete in a knock-out event. It also would provide a strong platform for Infantino to run for re-election next year.
The Global Nations League could become an extension of the UEFA Nations League, which is to begin play this coming September. The United Bid also offers Federation Internationale de Football Association and its members a chance to connect the world at a time when Unity is needed more than ever. The current Club World Cup is worth less than €81 million.
The new Global Nations League is said to include a preliminary round, continental play-offs and a final tournament consisting of the clubs on each continent. The E.C.A.'s president, " Andrea Agnelli, who's also chairman of their Italian club Juventus, " said the clubs needed fewer games, as a way to protect player overall health. It too could be held instead of the Confederations Cup.