Club World Cup: In 2025, the United States will host an expanded 32-team Club World Cup.
Fifa has declared that the United States will host an enlarged Club World Cup including 32 men’s teams in 2025.
The competition, according to Fifa President Gianni Infantino, will be “the pinnacle” of top men’s club football.
Twelve European clubs will compete, including the last three Champions League champions Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester City.
The tournament’s dates have yet to be finalized, but it is scheduled to take place in June.
The United States will also co-host the 2026 World Cup with Canada and Mexico.
The European Club Association has approved the ideas, but the World Leagues Forum has raised concern about football’s world governing body’s “unilateral” decision to add the new event to the schedule.
Saudi Arabia will host the 20th Club World Cup, which will take place from December 12 to 22, 2023.
Real Madrid won the previous edition, which took place in Morocco in February. The event was also staged in Africa in 2013 and 2014, as well as in Brazil, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.