2025 FIFA Club World Cup: Paris Saint Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi Reveals The Tournament Will Be Bigger Than The FIFA World Cup


Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi claimed that the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup will be the biggest tournament in the world ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

Al-Khelaifi, who is also the head of the European Club Association, believes that the newly expanded version of the FIFA Club World Cup tournament, which was expected to be implemented in 2025, will be the best football competition ever.

The Paris Saint-Germain chairman revealed this in the Global Soccer Forum, where he said, “The Club World Cup will be bigger than the World Cup itself, I promise you.”

2025 FIFA Club World Cup

“Listen, it’s an amazing competition, the FIFA World Cup. I’m proud of my players for their national teams, but the Club World Cup will be something different, something bigger, with the fanbases of 32 clubs worldwide brought together. I am so excited for it.”

This tournament will involve Chelsea, England reigning Champions Manchester City, and Real Madrid. It is expected to kick off from June 15 to July 13, 2025.

It is expected to be played in the United States of America, and it may be viewed as the biggest tournament in the country in 2025. However, there had been criticism put forward against the establishment of the tournament.

Some football fans emphasized that the tournament is likely to affect players who are expected to continue playing despite finishing their respective leagues in Europe.

Meanwhile, the PFA chief executive, Maheta Molango, heavily criticized the expanded FIFA Club World Cup, saying, “Sometimes the calendar can seem like a distant conversation.”

“When you look at the schedule for next summer, the UEFA Champions League final is May 31 and the Nations League is June 4–June 10, then go to the USA from June 14 to July 13, then AFCON, and then on August 17, you start the league.”

Football Teams That Have Already Qualified For The 2025 FIFA Club World Cup

1. Al Ahly

2. Wydad

3. ES Tunis

4. Mamelodi Sundowns

6. Al Hilal

7. Urawa Red Diamonds 

8. Al-Ain

9. Uslan HD FC

10. Chelsea

11. Real Madrid 

12. Manchester City 

13. Bayern Munich 

14. Paris Saint-Germain 

15. Inter Milan

16. Porto

17. Benfica

18. Borussia Dortmund 

19. Juventus

20. Atletico Madrid 

21. FC Salzburg

22. Monterrey

23. The Seattle Sounders 

24. Club Leon

25. Auckland City

26. Palmeiras

27. Flamengo

28. Fluminense

29. River Plate

2025 FIFA Club World Cup Venues

The matches for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup will be played in the United States of America. However, the venues for each match haven’t been disclosed by the world football governing body (FIFA). 

2025 FIFA Club World Cup prize money

It was revealed that the winner of the tournament would receive €100 million while each club would receive €50 million for qualifying for the tournament.

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