The main point discussed was the FIFA World Ranking formula which stipulates the principles of the rating of the national teams, which will be changed to become more proportional. FIFA experts elaborated new method based on the Elo rating system which adds or deducts points for each game to the total number of points of the country.

This rules out the manipulations with the rating system and gives all teams equal chance to improve their positions.

"We agreed on changing the way FIFA World Ranking is calculated, we want to make it more logical. A new formula will be introduced after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. We think the new system will be more balanced," FIFA President Gianni Infantino told journalists.

FIFA Council also decided to let both 2026 World Cup host candidates go on the ballot paper for Wednesday's vote at the FIFA Congress. This means Morocco and the joint United States-Canada-Mexico bids will have a the chance to host 2026 World Cup.

Talks on expanding the World Cup in 2022 to 48 teams have been taken off the agenda of the upcoming FIFA's annual congress, though Infantino said his staff would continue talks with Qatar about potential expansion.

The FIFA Council was established two years ago in lieu of the FIFA Executive Committee. It consists of 37 members and is headed by Gianni Infantino.

The meeting comes just four days ahead of the opening of the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.