The United States are set to host the the FIFA Club World Cup in 2025. This will be an expanded 32-team line-up FIFA have confirmed.
In a statement FIFA states:
“The FIFA Council has unanimously appointed the United States as the host of the new and expanded 32-team FIFA Club World Cup that is due to take place in 2025, at its meeting held by videoconference from the Home of FIFA.”
Twelve European clubs will feature in the competition. Of the twelve, the last three Champions League winners are guaranteed a spot. Therefore Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City will be competing.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino had this to say:
“It 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.”
Dates of the 2025 Club World Cup have not yet been confirmed.
However, Manchester City will take part in 2023’s edition. It is due to take place in December hosted by Saudi Arabia.