With Real Madrid recently winning the Club World Cup in Morocco, a new type of competition will debut in 2025. It will be played every four years and will feature 32 teams, including four African teams.
FIFA has also made a decision on the distribution of spots by continent. Unsurprisingly, European clubs dominate with 12 positions. They will make up more than a third of the competition’s participants. South America comes in second with six spots, while Africa, like Asia, North and Central America, will have to settle for four.
The Al Ahly club contributed to Africa’s parity by finishing third in 2020 and 2021 and then reaching the semi-finals again this year in Morocco.
Football’s governing body revealed important information about the future format of the Club World Cup. The tournament will no longer be held annually beginning in 2025. Like the traditional World Cup, it will be held every four years. June and July have been chosen as the months.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Club World Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia from December 12 to 22, in the presence of the African Champions League winner.
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