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Confirmed: FIFA Club World Cup 2025 Dates Set for the United States

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Mark your calendars! The first-ever edition of this grand event is scheduled to kick off from June 15 to July 13, 2025.

Confirmed Tournament Dates:

June 15 to July 13, 2025: These dates have been meticulously chosen to ensure the tournament aligns seamlessly with the International Match Calendar, allowing ample time between the tournament’s culmination and the commencement of numerous domestic leagues worldwide.

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A minimum three-day rest period between matches is mandated, prioritizing the welfare of the players.

Tournament Format

Here’s a glimpse of the tournament structure:

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  • Eight groups, each comprising four teams, will battle it out in an exhilarating single-game round-robin format during the group stage.
  • The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout round of 16.
  • From there, it’s a direct single-match knockout stage leading up to the highly anticipated final.
  • Unlike previous editions, there won’t be a play-off for third place, following the pattern of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino emphasized the pivotal role of clubs in global football, highlighting the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup as a significant milestone providing clubs from all confederations with an eminent platform to showcase their prowess.

With FIFA’s commitment to expanding the global reach of football, the upcoming 32-team tournament, officially named Mundial de Clubes, is meticulously coordinated with the International Match Calendar to bridge the gap between the tournament’s conclusion and the onset of domestic leagues.

As anticipation builds, FIFA will disclose the tournament venues in 2024, with strong expectations leaning towards the East Coast of the United States, coinciding with the concurrent hosting of the Gold Cup on the West Coast.

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Teams that will be part of the Club World Cup

In adherence to sanctioned accessibility criteria and the outcomes of their respective continental club tournaments, the following clubs have already secured their participation:

AFRICA – 4 teams

Via champions pathway (CAF Champions League) – 3 teams
2020/21 and 2022-23: Al Ahly SC (EGY)
2021/22: Wydad AC (MAR)
2023/24: to confirm
Via ranking pathway – 1 team
4. to confirm

ASIA – 4 teams

Via champions pathway (AFC Champions League) – 3 teams
2021: Al Hilal SFC (KSA)
2022: Urawa Red Diamonds (JPN)
2023/24: TBC Via ranking pathway – 1 team to confirm

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EUROPE – 12 teams

Via champions pathway (UEFA Champions League) – 4 teams
2020/21: Chelsea FC (ENG)
2021/22: Real Madrid CF (ESP)
2022/23: Manchester City FC (ENG)
2023/24: to confirm

Via ranking pathway – 8 teams
FC Bayern München (GER)
Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
FC Internazionale (ITA)
FC Porto (POR)
SL Benfica (POR)
10. to confirm
11. to confirm
12. to confirm

NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA, CARIBBEAN – 4 teams

Via champions pathway (Concacaf Champions Cup)
2021: CF Monterrey (MEX)
2022: Seattle Sounders FC (USA)
2023: Club León (MEX)
2024: to confirm

OCEANIA – 1 team

Via ranking pathway
Auckland City FC (NZL)

SOUTH AMERICA – 6 teams

Via champions pathway (CONMEBOL Libertadores) – 4 teams
2021: SE Palmeiras (BRA)
2022: CR Flamengo (BRA)
2023: Fluminense FC (BRA)
2024: to confirm
Via ranking pathway – 2 teams
5. to confirm
6. to confirm