December 16, (THEWILL) –FIFA has selected Morocco to host the February 2023 Club World Cup, with a 32-team enlarged version to follow in 2025.
Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, announced it on Friday, informing reporters at a press conference in Doha that the tournament would run from February 1 to February 11, 2023.
The customary seven-team competition will feature Real Madrid, the European champion, Flamengo, the South American champion, and Seattle Sounders, the first American team to win the CONCACAF Champions League.
With an extended, month-long competition set to begin in 2025, it will be one of the final seven-team editions for continental champions.
The Club World Cup was first held in Morocco in 2013 and then again in 2014. The most recent tournament, which Chelsea won, was held in the United Arab Emirates in February.