The FIFA Club World Cup is an annual international club football tournament organized by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). It features top club teams from different regions of the world who have qualified by winning their respective leagues and continental club competitions.
FIFA Club World Cup 2023 Schedule
The FIFA Club World Cup 2023 will be played between February 1 and February 11. This will be the tournament:
Al Ahly v Auckland City
Tangier, 20:00 on 1 February
Seattle Sounders v Al Ahly or Auckland City
Tangier, 18:30 on 4 February
Wydad v Al Hilal
Rabat, 15:30 on 4 February
Flamengo v Wydad or Al Hilal
Tangier, 20:00 on 7 February
Seattle Sounders, Al Ahly or Auckland City v Real Madrid
Rabat, 20:00 on 8 February
Rabat, 16:30 on 11 February
Rabat, 20:00 on 11 February
FIFA Club World Cup Format
The Club World Cup going seven teams competition for the title at venues within the host nation, the winners of the following region:
- AFC Champions League (Asia)
- CAF Champions League (Africa)
- CONCACAF Champions League (North, Central and Caribbean America)
- CONMEBOL Libertadores (South America)
- OFC Champions League (Oceania)
- UEFA Champions League (Europe)
The format of the tournament is as follows:
- Qualifying rounds: Teams from different regions of the world qualify for the tournament based on their performance in their respective leagues and continental club competitions.
- Group Stage: The teams are divided into two or three groups and play a round-robin format. The top teams from each group advance to the knockout stage.
- Knockout Stage: The knockout stage is a single-elimination format. The winners of each match advance to the next round until the final.
- Final: The final is a single match to determine the FIFA Club World Cup champion.
The number of teams participating in the tournament varies from year to year, but typically, there are seven teams from different regions of the world. The tournament is held over a two-week period, with the final being held on the last weekend.