The Club World Championship In A New Format

For years, the club world championship has been played in a European format. All the best teams of Europe would participate and fight for the title. In its next iteration however, more teams will take part. The tournament will now be played with 24 participating teams in additional to the six from Europe: eight from Asia, eight from Africa, eight from South America and eight from North and Central America. One of these new participants will be a representative of Oceania - either Australia or New Zealand. It is not yet known how they should qualify.

The club world championship will be played with 32 teams from 2025. This was announced by FIFA President Gianni Infantino as part of a press conference in Doha. At the session of the Council of the World Association on Friday, not yet spoken about the venue and more details. A club world championship for women is likewise planned. In March 2019, the FIFA Council decided to increase the number of participants among guys. The initially prepared initial application in the brand-new format with 24 teams in China was based in 2021 due to the corona pandemic. The competition was then made up for in the summer of 2022-with 7 groups. The upcoming club world champion will be played in Morocco in the old format from February 1 to 11, 2023.

Morocco had already held the competition in 2013 and 2014. The 6 winners of the most essential continental competitions take part in the club World Cup, plus a team from the host nation.


As a European representative, Champions League winner Genuine Madrid is there. It remains that almost all competitors in worldwide football are reformed. For instance, the European Champion has been accompanying 24 groups since 2016. The Champions League will receive a new mode with 36 rather of 32 groups in 2024.