Club World Cup to be expanded to 32 teams from 2025

FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced on Friday that the Club World Cup will feature 32 teams beginning in 2025.

“There will be a club World Cup with 32 teams held every four years. And the first edition would be held in the summer of 2025. It will be in the slot of the Confederations Cup,” Infantino said ahead of World Cup final on Sunday between Argentina and France in Doha.

This event has been pushed back several times, first due to COVID and then again in 2021 to accommodate the Copa and Euro. Infantino added.

FIFA must still discuss, agree on, and decide on the details. Infantino also mentioned that a women’s Club World Cup is in the works. FIFA’s governing body also established the FIFA Women’s Futsal World Cup.

In addition to FIFA’s club competition, the Under-17 World Cups will be moved to an annual format.

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