FIFA Club World Cup

The FIFA Club World Cup is an international competition for senior men’s football, contested by the winners of member confederation’s continental club competitions. First held in 2000, the tournament is due to undergo a complete overhaul in 2025 and expanded to 32m teams.

Real Madrid of Spain have been the most successful club, winning the competition on four occasions (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) followed by Spanish rivals Barcelona with three victories (2009, 2011, 2015) and Corinthians of Brazil (2000, 2012) and Bayern Munich of Germany (2013, 2020) with two wins apiece.

When is the FIFA Club World Cup?

The FIFA Club World Cup takes place annually, usually in December however the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions have been held in February. The 2022 tournament is due to be held between the 1st and 11th February 2023.

Where is the FIFA Club World Cup?

The FIFA Club World Cup is hosted by a different FIFA nation, with the host nation being selected through a bidding process. Previous hosts of the tournament include Brazil (2000), Japan (2005-2008, 2011-2012, 2015-2016), UAE (2009-2010, 2017-2018, 2021), Morocco (2013-2014) and Qatar (2019-2020).

The 2022 FIFA Club World Cup is to be hosted in Morocco for the third time at the 65,000 capacity Ibn Batouta Stadium in Tangier and 60,000 capacity Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Tabat.

Who is competing in the FIFA Club World Cup?

The host nation’s national champions compete along with that year’s winners from the AFC Champions League (Asia), CAF Champions League (Africa), CONCACAF Champions League (North America), Copa Libertadores (South America), OFC Champions League (Oceeania) and UEFA Champions League (UEFA).

For the 2022 competition, Auckland City of New Zealand (the OFC Champions) will face Al Ahly of Egypt (CAF Champions League runners-up) in the first round, with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia (nominated by the AFC), Wydad Casablanca of Morocco ( CAF Champions League champions) and the Seattle Sounders (CONCACAF Champions League champions) all entering in the second round. Flamengo of Brazil (Copa Liberatadores champions) and Real Madrid of Spain (UEFA Champions League winners) will then enter at the semi-final stage before the Final in Rabat on the 11th February.

How do I get to the FIFA Club World Cup?

There are international airports in Tangier and Rabat, with flights to Europe and Africa available. Thinking of flying to Morocco? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

How do I get tickets to the FIFA Club World Cup?

To purchase tickets and for further ticket information, consult the ticketing section of the official FIFA ticketing website here.

Hotels for the FIFA Club World Cup

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Tangier or Rabat.


Further Information

FIFA Club World Cup Official Website

Last Updated on February 4, 2023 by Sports Tourist

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