Morocco will host a new 32-team Club World Cup, which will replicate the international tournament that has been announced by FIFA president Gianni Infantino at his closing press conference in Qatar, APA reports.
The new event will get underway in 2025 with the same amount of teams as the 2022 World Cup - four years after the initial plan was scrapped due to the pandemic.
A Women's Club World Cup will also be launched, with no further details offered, with the 2022 Club World Cup also confirmed to be held in Morocco in February of 2023 with seven teams which had become the norm.
The Club World Cup was founded back in 2000 by FIFA and has been contested by seven teams in 14 of the last 15 seasons with the Champions League winners entering at the semi-final stage.
It is contested by the winners of the Asian AFC Champions League, African CAF Champions League, North, Central America and Caribbean CONCACAF Champions League, South American CONMEBOL Libertadores, Oceania's OFC Champions League and UEFA Champions League winners of the previous season - as well as the reigning national champions of the host nation.