USA To Host The First-Ever 32-Team FIFA Club World Cup In 2025.
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It has been announced by FIFA that the United States will host the first-ever 32-team FIFA World Cup in 2025. FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, validated the 32-team tournament on the evening of the 2022 World Cup final, and The United States was chosen as host during an online meeting in the FIFA Council.
FIFA praised “the United States” position as a proven leader in staging global events because it would allow FIFA to maximize synergies with the delivery” of the 2026 tournament.
The event will commence in the month of June and July, which is approximately 12 months before the United States Of America hosts the 23rd FIFA World Cup.
In this tournament, 12 European clubs, which includes the Champions League winners from the year 2021-2024 will be participating in this tournament, this means Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid have qualified to play in the tournament. The remaining European clubs will be determined by their positions within the same four-year period.
The remaining 20 slots will be filled by six clubs from South America, this includes the Copa Libertadores winners between 2021-2024, four clubs from the North, Caribbean Confederation, and Central America, in principle the 2021-2024 CONCACAF Champions League winners; four clubs each from Asia and Africa, which is also based on the respective Champions League winners, one club from Oceania the club in the highest position from its 2021-2024 Champions League winners and one club from the host country.
The FIFA president, Gianni Infantino mentioned on Friday that "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”.
The United States will also host the 2024 Copa América and co-host the 2026 Men’s World Cup with Mexico and Canada. FIFA will scrap the current version of the FIFA Club World Cup, which has been held annually since 2005 featuring six to seven teams and will be discontinued after this year’s tournament in Saudi Arabia in December and the new format for the Club World Cup will now be once every four years.