The announcement from Fifa reveals that the United States has been chosen as the host for the 2025 Club World Cup, which will see an expansion to include 32 men’s teams.
Described by Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, as the apex of elite men’s club soccer, the tournament will feature twelve clubs from Europe. This includes the recent Champions League winners: Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester City.
The specific dates for the tournament are yet to be determined, but it is anticipated to take place in June.
Furthermore, the United States, along with Canada and Mexico, will also be co-hosting the 2026 World Cup.
While the European Club Association is in favor of the new plans, the World Leagues Forum expressed reservations concerning the “unilateral” decision made by the world football governing body to include this new event in the calendar.
Saudi Arabia will host the 20th Club World Cup, scheduled to take place from 12-22 December 2023.
The last edition of this tournament, held in Morocco in February, saw Real Madrid come out on top. Morocco also played host to the event in 2013 and 2014, and other previous hosts include Brazil, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2025 Club World Cup
Who will host the 2025 Club World Cup?
The United States has been chosen to host the 2025 Club World Cup.
How many teams will participate in the 2025 Club World Cup?
There will be 32 men’s teams participating in the 2025 Club World Cup.
Which clubs are expected to feature in the 2025 Club World Cup?
Twelve European clubs, including recent Champions League winners Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester City, are expected to feature in the tournament.
When is the 2025 Club World Cup expected to take place?
While the specific dates are yet to be determined, it is anticipated that the 2025 Club World Cup will take place in June.
Which body is responsible for the decision to host the 2025 Club World Cup in the United States?
The decision was made by Fifa, the world governing body for football.
Which country will host the 20th edition of the Club World Cup in 2023?
Saudi Arabia has been selected as the host for the 20th edition of the Club World Cup, which will run from 12-22 December 2023.