The FIFA President Gianni Infantino has announced that Morocco will host the next Club World Cup in February, as the expanded version of the competition is scheduled to start in 2025.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Doha, the FIFA President disclosed that the tournament will take place from February 1st to 11th, 2023.
This decision was made following the team’s historic performance at the FIFA World Cup as they became the first African and Arab nation to reach the semi-finals in the tournament.
The 24-team men’s Club World Cup featuring eight teams from Europe will have a new look as revealed by the FIFA president which would be effected in 2025 and feature 32 teams.
After hosting the Club World Cup in 2013 and again in 2014, this will be the third time the North African country will host the competition, while the most recent edition was held in the United Arab Emirates in February.
Representing Africa as the 2021/22 CAF Champions League title holder is Morocco’s Wydad Club Athletic.