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All you need to know about the 2025 Club World Cup
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Dan Fitch
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Real Madrid won the Club World Cup in 2022
Real Madrid won the Club World Cup in 2022

FIFA have announced a number of details regarding the 2025 Club World Cup. 

The 2023 tournament will be the last using the current format before a number of changes are made that will expand the scope of the competition.

LiveScore have brought together everything that you need to know about the revamped Club World Cup. 

When is the 2025 Club World Cup?

One of the major changes being made is the Club World Cup moving from being a winter tournament to one played in the summer. 

The next edition will be contested between June 15 and July 13, 2025. 

It has been run as an annual event but that format will come to a close with the 2023 competition. 

After a one-year break, the Club World Cup will return in 2025 and will then be played every four years.

Where will the 2025 Club World Cup be held?

The 2025 Club World Cup will be hosted by the United States. 

It will come a year before the USA are one of the co-hosts of the 2026 World Cup. 

As yet, no details have been released as to what stadiums will be used in the tournament. 

Which teams are in the 2025 Club World Cup?

There will be 32 teams in the new-look Club World Cup. Nineteen clubs have already booked their spot with 13 positions still up for grabs.

The places are divided between the various football confederations across the world. 

Here is the breakdown. 

AFC

Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia, winner of the 2021 AFC Champions League) 

Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan, winner of the 2022 AFC Champions League) 

TBD (Winner of the 2023-24 AFC Champions League) 

TBD (Best eligible team in AFC four-year ranking) 

CAF

Al Ahly (Egypt, winner of the 2020-21 and 2022-23 CAF Champions League) 

Wydad Casablanca (Morocco, winner of the 2021-22 CAF Champions League) 

TBD (Winner of the 2023-24 CAF Champions League) 

TBD (Best eligible team in CAF four-year ranking) 

CONCACAF

Monterrey (Mexico, winner of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League) 

Seattle Sounders (USA, winner of the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League) 

Leon (Mexico, winner of the 2023 CONCACAF Champions League) 

TBD (Winner of the 2024 CONCACAF Champions League) 

TBD (USA, team to represent United States as the home nation) 

CONMEBOL

Palmeiras (Brazil, winners of the 2021 Copa Libertadores) 

Flamengo (Brazil, winners of the 2022 Copa Libertadores) 

Fluminense (Brazil, winners of the 2023 Copa Libertadores) 

TBD (Winner of the 2024 Copa Libertadores) 

TBD (Best eligible team in CONMEBOL four-year ranking) 

TBD (Second-best team in CONMEBOL four-year ranking) 

OFC

Auckland City (New Zealand, best OFC Champions League winner on OFC four-year ranking) 

UEFA

Chelsea (England, winners of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League) 

Real Madrid (Spain, winners of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League) 

Manchester City (England, winners of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League) 

TBD (Winners of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League) 

Bayern Munich (UEFA four-year ranking) 

Paris Saint-Germain (UEFA four-year ranking) 

Inter Milan (UEFA four-year ranking) 

Porto (UEFA four-year ranking) 

Benfica (UEFA four-year ranking) 

TBD (Germany, UEFA four-year ranking) 

TBD (Italy, UEFA four-year ranking) 

TBD (Spain, UEFA four-year ranking) 

How will the 2025 Club World Cup work?

FIFA are making big changes to the Club World Cup
FIFA are making big changes to the Club World Cup

The 32 teams will be split into eight groups of four, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knockout stages. 

There will then be a round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, third-place play-off and final.

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