The Premier League have pulled out of their trip to see FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday because they want more time to develop their plans for overseas matches.
Blatter had already signalled his vehement opposition to the plans and now the League has decided to delay the visit.
The League said in a statement: "The Premier League have been discussing their strategic global development with numerous professionals throughout the football world.
"Having consulted with FIFA, we have decided to delay our planned visit whilst we conduct further work prior to addressing them and their confederations formally.
"We sincerely believe that the Premier League has much to offer the development of the game internationally as witnessed by the many federations and leagues that currently seek our involvement and advice.
"There never has been a rush to conclude these matters and we are more than willing to take time to develop our proposals further before seeking approval, without which it is not our intention to proceed."