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United State To Host New and Expanded FIFA Club World Cup

FIFA Council in its videoconference meeting have overwhelmingly agreed United States to host the new and expanded 32 team FIFA Club World Cup that is due to take place in 2025.

The decision was reached based on the United States’ position as a proven leader in staging global events and because it would allow FIFA to maximise synergies with the delivery of the FIFA World Cup 2026™, to the benefit of both tournaments and the development of football in the North American region. As a next step, FIFA will engage with the relevant stakeholders to finalise the dates, venues and match schedule of this new tournament.

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The FIFA Club World Cup 2025 will be the pinnacle of elite professional men’s club football, and with the required infrastructure in place together with a massive local interest, the United States is the ideal host to kick off this new, global tournament. With some of the world’s top clubs already qualified, fans from every continent will be bringing their passion and energy to the United States in two years’ time for this significant milestone in our mission to make football truly global.

Gianni Infantino, FIFA President.

The slot allocation per confederation and the key principles of access were already confirmed by the FIFA Council earlier this year.

These are some of the teams that have qualified for the tournament.

  • Al Ahly
  • Wydad Casablanca
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester City
  • Real Madrid
  • Al-Hilal
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Monterrey
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • Club Leon
  • Palmeiras FC
  • Flamengo FC

Allocation

UEFA- 12. UCL winners between 2021 and 2024 and eight other teams based on club ranking 2021 to 2024

CONMEBOL- 6. Copa Libertadores winners between 2021 and 2024 and two other based on club ranking.

CONCACAF- 4. winners between 2021 and 2024

AFC- 4. winners from 2021 to 2024

CAF- 4. CAF champion league winners 2021 to 2024

OFC- 1. Highest ranked club between 2021 to 2024

Host country- 1

The current edition will continue as usually and will be held in December.

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