The FIFA Club World Cup will feature 32 teams in 2025, says FIFA President Infantino

The 2025 Club World Cup will feature 32 teams, making the format similar to the current FIFA World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

He said the tournament, which currently has seven teams participating, will be held every four years and will further boost revenue for the global sporting body.

Currently, the top teams of each continental league and the national champions of the hosts compete for the Club World Cup title.

He said FIFA expected revenues of $11 billion for the four-year period between 2022 and 2026, but that did not include the new Club World Cup format in 2025.

β€œThis figure of 11 billion does not include the World Cup for clubs (in 2025). At the end of the four years, we will generate even more revenue,” Infantino told a news conference.

The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Infantino also said that the 2022 Club World Cup, traditionally held in December but postponed this year due to the ongoing World Cup in Qatar, will be hosted by Morocco between February 1-11, 2023. The decision was made by the FIFA Council after its meeting on Friday.

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