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FIFA Club World Cup 2025: Everything You Need to Know

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Prince Jean

Jun 17, 2024

FIFA Club World Cup 2025

Discover all the details about the new club tournament, including information on the qualified teams, dates, competition format, host locations, tickets, and more. Credit:FIFA

FIFA's premier club competition, the FIFA Club World Cup 2025™, will make its debut on the world stage in June and July 2025. This inaugural event will see 32 of the world’s top teams gather in the USA for an unprecedented global showcase.

Hosting and Dates

The USA has been selected as the host for this prestigious tournament. The matches will take place from June 15 to July 13, 2025, offering a month-long celebration of football excellence.

Qualified Teams and Qualification Process

A total of 32 teams will compete in the FIFA Club World Cup 2025. The slots are allocated across the six international football confederations as follows:

  • Africa (CAF): 4 teams (Three via CAF Champions League, one via ranking)

  • Asia (AFC): 4 teams (Three via AFC Champions League, one via ranking)

  • Europe (UEFA): 12 teams (Four via UEFA Champions League, eight via ranking)

  • North and Central America, Caribbean (Concacaf): 4 teams (All via Concacaf Champions Cup)

  • Oceania (OFC): 1 team (Via ranking)

  • South America (CONMEBOL): 6 teams (Four via CONMEBOL Libertadores, two via ranking)

  • Host country: 1 team

For more information on how ranking pathways are determined, visit FIFA's official website.

Teams Qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup 2025

As of now, 29 out of the 32 slots have been filled by the following teams:

  • CAF:

    • Al Ahly (EGY) – 2020/21, 2022/23, and 2023/24 CAF Champions League

    • Wydad (MAR) – 2021/22 CAF Champions League

    • ES Tunis (TUN) - CAF ranking pathway

    • Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) - CAF ranking pathway

  • AFC:

    • Al Hilal (KSA) – 2021 AFC Champions League

    • Urawa Red Diamonds (JPN) – 2022 AFC Champions League

    • Al Ain (UAE) - 2023/24 AFC Champions League

    • Ulsan HD FC (KOR) - AFC ranking pathway

  • UEFA:

    • Chelsea (ENG) – 2020/21 UEFA Champions League

    • Real Madrid (ESP) – 2021/22 and 2023/24 UEFA Champions League

    • Manchester City (ENG) – 2022/23 UEFA Champions League

    • Bayern Munich (GER) – UEFA ranking pathway

    • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) – UEFA ranking pathway

    • Inter Milan (ITA) – UEFA ranking pathway

    • Porto (POR) - UEFA ranking pathway

    • Benfica (POR) – UEFA ranking pathway

    • Borussia Dortmund (GER) - UEFA ranking pathway

    • Juventus (ITA) - UEFA ranking pathway

    • Atletico Madrid (ESP) - UEFA ranking pathway

    • FC Salzburg (AUT) - UEFA ranking pathway

  • Concacaf:

    • Monterrey (MEX) – 2021 Concacaf Champions Cup

    • Seattle Sounders (USA) – 2022 Concacaf Champions Cup

    • Club Leon (MEX) – 2023 Concacaf Champions Cup

    • Pachuca (MEX) - 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup

  • OFC:

    • Auckland City (NZL) – OFC ranking pathway


    • Palmeiras (BRA) – 2021 CONMEBOL Libertadores

    • Flamengo (BRA) – 2022 CONMEBOL Libertadores

    • Fluminense (BRA) – 2023 CONMEBOL Libertadores

    • River Plate (ARG)

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