The North-African nation Morocco has been picked by FIFA to host the 2023 Club World Cup. The country was picked to host the Club World Cup in February, while and expanded 32-team edition will launch in 2025.
The president of FIFA, Gianni Infanito, made this announcement on Friday. The tournament will take place from 1st to 11th of February of 2023. Infanito made this known to the press in Doha, Associated Press.
European champion Real Madrid, South American champions Flemengo and Seattle Sounders will play in the traditional seven-team tournaments.
Following Morocco amazing and inspiring run at the World Cup that saw them break the African record of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup. Now, they’ll have the chance to stage the next global soccer events.
This tournament will be one of the last seven-team editions for continental champions, with an expanded month-long tournament that is plans to begin in 2025.
FIFA president stated that he intends to change everything and makes it looks like a World Cup.
He noted, “We had agreed a few years ago to have a new 24-team men’s Club World Cup. It should have taken place in 2021 but was postponed because of Covid.
“The new competition will take place in 2025 and will feature 32 teams, making it really like a World Cup.”
Morocco hosted the Club World Cup in 2013 and again in 2014. The most recent edition was held in the United Arab Emirates in February, with Chelsea lifting the trophy.