Morocco is set to host the 19th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup billed for February 1-11, 2023 FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced yesterday in Qatar. The tournament was previously held in Morocco in 2013 and 2014, and has since been hosted by Japan, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. “It has to be an ambition and mission of Fifa to organise its events in new countries,” Infantino said. The Club World Cup is currently held annually, mid-season, with seven teams from six confederations. In 2018, FIFA proposed to expand the tournament to 24 teams, move it to June and hold it every four years from 2021, but those plans were put on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The competition currently pits the winners of the main continental club competitions against each other every year, but the new version will feature 32 teams from across the globe and take place once every four years. “It will be a Club World Cup of 32 teams, every four years, and the first edition will be summer of 2025,” he said. “They will be the best teams in the world invited to participate,” Infantino added.

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