It was announced on Friday by FIFA President Gianni Infantino that the 2025 Club World Cup will feature 32 teams, the same number as the current soccer World Cup. The event, which features seven countries at the moment, would be staged every four years, he said, increasing money for the international sports governing body.
FIFA president: 32 teams for 2025 Club World Cup
The FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday that the 2025 Club World Cup will feature 32 teams, the same number as the current soccer World Cup. Thus, to raise more funds for the world sports regulatory body, he proposed holding the event every four years. Currently, seven countries are participating in the event.
Thus, this year, the Club World Cup features the winning teams from continental championship and the host country’s national winner. Even without accounting for the new club World Cup structure in 2025, he claimed FIFA estimated revenues. It was of $11 billion for the four years between 2022 and 2026.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico will play host to the World Cup in 2026. Furthermore, Infantino said Morocco will host the 2022 Club World Cup from February 1-11, 2023. Normally held in December, the tournament was postponed this year owing to the World Cup in Qatar. Decision made by FIFA Council after Friday’s meeting.
“This 11 billion figure is without the club World Cup (in 2025). At the end of the four years we will make even more revenues,” Infantino told a news conference.