FIFA Club World Cup to feature 32 teams from 2025, announces FIFA President Infantino

Xtra Time Web Desk: The 2025 FIFA Club World Cup will feature 32 teams, making the format similar to the ongoing soccer World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday. The current format involves seven teams but will now be held every four years from 2025. The decision was taken by the FIFA Council in its meeting held in Qatar on Friday.

Currently the top teams of every continental competition as well as the hosts’ national champion battle it out for the Club World Cup title.

Morocco will host the 2022 edition of the global football tournament in February. The FIFA Club World Cup has been held every year since 2005 and has been hosted by Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Qatar. 

 Infantino said the new format will boost FIFA revenues, and that the expected revenues for the global football association are $11 billion for the period between 2022 and 2026, without including the 2025 Club World Cup. 

“These 11 billion figures 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.