United States To Host 2025 Expanded Club World Cup, FIFA

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.

This was announced at its meeting held by videoconference from the Home of FIFA on Friday (Today).

FIFA had confirmed in March that the revamped Club World Cup will be played every four years from June 2025.

The United States will also host the 2024 Copa America while they are also co-hosts of the 2026 World Cup along with Mexico and Canada.

The host selection process took into consideration the infrastructure and service requirements, as well as broader strategic objectives for the tournament.

“The FIFA Club World Cup 2025 will be the pinnacle of elite professional men’s club football,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

“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.”

Confederation champions from 2021-2024 will be eligible to play in the new Club World Cup, which means Chelsea, Real Madrid and last season’s Champions League winners Manchester City have qualified from Europe.

Also, FIFA said they have agreed to postpone the launch of the bidding process for the 2030 World Cup for “additional consultation with all key stakeholders.

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