Everything you need to know about FIFA’s new 32-team Club World Cup

The 2025 FIFA Club World Cup will feature both Manchester City and Chelsea as teams who will be competing. Manchester United and Liverpool will not be able to participate.Both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have already qualified for the tournament as a result of their victories in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, Porto, and Benfica have already secured seats in the tournament based on their UEFA coefficient points.

If Arsenal were to win the Champions League in the 2023–24 season, they would join the likes of Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Juventus as candidates for the remaining European berths. With this victory, Arsenal would be able to participate in the tournament.The first eight teams who will compete in the newly expanded FIFA Club World Cup in 2025 have been revealed, and a number of very well-known names have been left out of the competition. There will be a total of 32 teams competing in the competition, with two teams from each nation being permitted to enter.There will be a total of twelve clubs from Europe, six teams from South America, four clubs from each of Asia, Africa, and America, one team from Oceania, and one position reserved for a club from the nation that is hosting the competition, which will be the United States of America.

 FIFA's new 32-team Club World Cup

As a consequence of this, a couple of the most dominant teams in the Premier League have been eliminated from the competition entirely. As things stand, there are just eight teams that have been confirmed to participate in the new competition that will be contested every four years. However, there are certain to be some other major clubs that will be excluded from the competition. But which clubs from the Premier League are bound to be eliminated from the Club World Cup in 2025, and which team still has a chance to qualify for the tournament depending on the results of the Champions League in 2023/24?

Both Liverpool and Manchester United will not be able to participate in a tournament that has been restructured. Due to the fact that only two clubs from each nation are allowed to participate in the tournament, the two juggernauts will not be able to participate in the competition, despite the fact that they are widely recognized as the two most powerful clubs in the country.The two Premier League clubs that will be able to participate in the competition are Chelsea and Manchester City. This is owing to the fact that Pep Guardiola’s team from the previous season, which won the treble, and Thomas Tuchel’s Blues team from 2021, both won the Champions League during a dedicated time beginning in 2020. This term would allow the champions of the most prestigious European title to automatically qualify for the Champions League.Arsenal stands out as the most prominent club in England when analyzing the country’s most successful clubs. There is still a possibility that the Gunners will become the third English team to be accepted into the competition. The team led by Mikel Arteta will be tasked with the responsibility of winning the Champions League in the 2023–2024 season. On account of this, the assignment is extremely challenging, but it is not an impossible one. Due to the fact that Liverpool did not qualify for this season’s Champions League and Manchester United was eliminated from European play at an early stage, both of these teams have been excluded from the competition.

 FIFA's new 32-team Club World Cup

In addition, Real Madrid brought home the Champions League trophy in each of the aforementioned years, which means that the Spanish powerhouses are automatically qualified. That the most successful clubs in the history of European football will be present in the major competition is a fitting coincidence.The selection of the remaining berths is determined by the teams that have the greatest position in terms of the UEFA coefficient points. In light of this, the remaining five teams who have secured a spot in the Club World Cup are Benfica, Porto, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich. Benfica is also represented in this group.The names Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Juventus are among those that are in the running to fill the remaining four European berths that are open. If Arsenal are able to go to the last round of the Champions League, they will be able to claim one of these spots.After the 2023 version of the FIFA Club World Cup, which is now in progress, the present version of the tournament will come to an end. Due to the fact that they are the current champions of Europe, Manchester City will be the European team that will be competing in the competition. With a match against Urawa Reds, the team coached by Guardiola will advance to the semi-final stage of the competition.

 FIFA's new 32-team Club World Cup

At the Club World Cup, the group stage will be organized in a manner that is analogous to the Champions League structure, which spectators will be familiar with. The group stage will consist of eight groups, each of which will consist of four clubs. After that, the two teams who finish in first and second place in each group will advance to the knockout rounds of the competition.The knockout rounds, on the other hand, will not feature any games that are played over two legs, which is a considerable departure from the top European competition. There will only be one match that will determine who advances to the following round.The third-place play-off that is often held during the FIFA World Cup will not be held this time around. It will be fascinating to observe the results of the first iteration of the event, which will take place in the year 2025.

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