Host country for FIFA Club World Cup 2025 revealed as Man City face long trip
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Host country for FIFA Club World Cup 2025 revealed as Man City face long trip

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Host country for FIFA Club World Cup 2025 revealed as Man City face long trip.

Man City faces a long trip as the host country for the FIFA Club World Cup 2025 is revealed.

After their triumph in the Champions League, Manchester City has secured qualification for the prestigious 32-team tournament scheduled to take place in two years.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino recently announced that the United States of America will serve as the host for the expanded FIFA Club World Cup, featuring 32 teams. This new format replaces the current seven-team tournament, where the champions of each confederation and the host nation’s league champions compete for the title. The upcoming 2023 edition in Saudi Arabia will be the final one following the existing structure.

Starting from 2025, the tournament will involve 32 teams. In Europe, 12 clubs will qualify, including the last four winners of the UEFA Champions League: Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and the victor of the upcoming season. The remaining eight clubs will be selected based on a club ranking system over a four-year period. CONMEBOL will contribute six teams, while CONCACAF, CAF, and AFC will each provide four, and OFC will have one representative.

The host country, the USA in this case, will also have one team participating, but the qualification process for that spot will be determined later. Infantino expressed his excitement about the expansion, stating, “The FIFA Club World Cup 2025 will be the pinnacle of elite professional men’s club football, and 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.”

The new Club World Cup format will resemble that of the FIFA World Cup, featuring a group phase consisting of eight groups of four teams, with the top two from each group advancing to the round of 16.

As for the upcoming Club World Cup in December, City’s victory in Istanbul secured their maiden appearance in the tournament. The winner of the Copa Libertadores is yet to be determined, but City already knows they will face Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan), Al Ahly (Egypt), Leon (Mexico), Auckland City (New Zealand), and Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia).

Matches for the final seven-team tournament are scheduled to be held from December 12 to 22, marking an exciting journey for Manchester City and their fans.

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