FIFA president Gianni Infantino spoke on Friday forward of the final weekend of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and made an enormous announcement. Starting in 2025 we may have an expanded 32-team FIFA males’s Club World Cup that may change the format of the present competitors. Infantino additionally added that the success of four-team teams on this World Cup has modified FIFA’s thoughts on future World Cups: “We must revisit or re-discuss the format.” As a consequence there is probably not teams of three within the subsequent 2026 World Cup as was beforehand introduced. The first competitors that may see 48 groups concerned.
For males’s soccer, an expanded 32-team FIFA Club World Cup is about to start in June 2025 (following the postponement of the unique 24-team match deliberate for 2021) and can happen each 4 years. The home windows for the worldwide match calendar as of 2025 would come with one prolonged window with 4 matches in late September and early October to switch the present two separate home windows in September and October, with the opposite home windows (November, March and June) unchanged.
In order to extend the chances for groups from completely different confederations to play one another, FIFA would launch pleasant tournaments – “FIFA World Series” – which might happen within the March window in even years. The choice for the FIFA World Cup 2030 host can even be made in 2024, with the bid laws to be printed early subsequent 12 months.
For ladies’s soccer, the present worldwide match calendar construction will stay unchanged till 2025, with the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 and 2031 hosts to be determined in 2024 and 2025 respectively. The creation of a brand new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, a brand new FIFA Futsal Women’s World Cup and the enlargement of the Olympic Games Women’s match from 12 to 16 groups have additionally been endorsed.
The FIFA Council additionally appointed the Moroccan Football Association because the host for the FIFA Club World Cup 2022, which is able to happen from 1 to 11 February 2023.
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