FIFA wants a six-team play-off competition ahead of its expanded 48-team World Cup while it is also planning to offer extra places to Europe and the other confederations.
The proposed mini-tournament would take place in the host country the November before the first expanded tournament in 2026 and would decide the final two qualification spots.
One team from each confederation, except UEFA, would take part as well as an extra nation from the continent of the host country.
Among FIFA's other proposals, Europe would have 16 places which is three more than it has now, which is good news for smaller nations such as the Republic of Ireland.
Another five places would be allocated to Africa, four to Asia and South America and three to CONCACAF.
FIFA decided in January to increase the tournament from 32 teams to 48 and the governing body has revealed that the proposals will be submitted to the FIFA Council at its next full meeting in Bahrain in May for a final decision.