he Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has announced Morocco will host the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup in 2023.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the announcement was made on Friday at a press conference by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino.
The FIFA boss also confirmed that the 2025 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will be an expanded tournament with 32 teams. This is following the postponement of the original 24-team tournament planned for 2021.
According to Infantino, the FIFA Club World Cup will take place every four years
During the press conference, Infantino disclosed that the Qatar 2022 World Cup received 3.7 million spectators, surpassing the 2018 edition held in Russia, which recorded 3 million spectators.
The next two hosts of the Beach Soccer World Cup were also confirmed by the FIFA Council. The 2023 edition would be hosted in Dubai while the 2025 edition would be hosted in Seychelles.
Infantino also disclosed plans by FIFA to host a World Series football event, with matches between countries from different continents to be played during FIFA free windows.
A statement on FIFA’s website following the press conference reads: “For men’s football, an expanded 32-team FIFA Club World Cup™ is set to begin in June 2025 (following the postponement of the original 24-team tournament planned for 2021) and will take place every four years.
“The windows for the international match calendar as of 2025 would include one extended window with four matches in late September and early October to replace the current two separate windows in September and October, with the other windows (November, March and June) unchanged.
“In order to increase the possibilities for teams from different confederations to play each other, FIFA would launch friendly tournaments – “FIFA World Series” – which would take place in the March window in even years.
“The decision for the FIFA World Cup 2030 host will also be made in 2024, with the bid regulations to be published early next year.
“The FIFA Council also appointed the Moroccan Football Association as the host for the FIFA Club World Cup 2022™, which will take place from 1 to 11 February 2023.
“It also confirmed that the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2023™ will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates Football Association and the 2025 edition by the Seychelles Football Federation”.