Morocco Picked as Hosts for the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup | Spurzine

Morocco Picked as Hosts for the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup

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The world football governing body, FIFA, has announced that Morocco will host the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to take place from February 1st to 11th. Morocco hosted the Club World Cup competitions in 2013 and 2014.

Confirmed. The FIFA Council has announced that Morocco will host the 2022 #ClubWC!” FIFA wrote on Twitter. The news comes amid celebrations and growing recognition of Morocco’s passion for football proven by the country’s national team’s participation in the 2022 World Cup.

The Moroccan national team made uplifting performances during the 2022 World Cup and has made history as the first African and Arab country to qualify for the semi-finals in the tournament’s history.

The annual tournament features clubs that have won the champions league of their respective confederation. Seven teams face off for the championship throughout a roughly two-week period.

Wydad AC will participate as the CAF Champions League winner and the host country’s league champion. Al Ahly SC from Egypt will participate as CAF Champions league runners-up. FIFA President Gianni Infantino also announced that the FIFA Club World Cup will comprise 32 teams starting in 2025.

In July, Morocco hosted the Women’s African Cup of Nations also known as WAFCON in Morocco. CAF President Patrice Motsepe recently commended the “distinguished” organization of the competition, emphasizing that WAFCON in Morocco shows that “we have the best football infrastructure in the world” in Morocco and in Africa.

Morocco also hopes to host the 2025  Men’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

 

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Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spurzine. He is passionate about tech, and games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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