FIFA Launches Online Tool To Track Club’s Progress For 2025 Club World Cup


FIFA has launched a new online tool that lets fans keep track of their favourite clubs’ progress as they strive to qualify for the first-ever 2025 Club World Cup, officially the Mundial de Clubes FIFA 25.

According to a report by Sportxparte, this tool is not just for fans, but also for the media and others interested in following the journey of the 32 teams that will compete in the tournament.

The main page of the tool lists all the teams that have already qualified for the tournament either winning their continental championships or through the ranking pathway.

Separate sections are also dedicated to each of FIFA‘s six confederations, giving users a detailed look at how clubs in each region are doing in the qualifying process.

In addition to showing which clubs have qualified, the tool explains how clubs can qualify, the number of available slots, the criteria for qualification in each confederation, other interesting details about the competition.

A: Qualification Mechanism
3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
3 points for progress to each stage of the competition

In the case of European clubs, given that three full seasons a full group stage of the fourth season of the UEFA Champions League have already been completed, since UEFA has an existing club coefficient system, the pre-existing methodology principles to calculate the UEFA club coefficient about matches in the UEFA Champions League only will be exceptionally applied to determine the ranking of European clubs for the Mundial de Clubes FIFA™.

The approved methodology for the ranking of European teams is, therefore as follows:
2 points for a win
1 point for a draw
4 points for qualification for the group stage
5 points for qualification for the round of 16
1 point for progress to each stage of the competition thereafter
Available slots
AFC: 4
CAF: 4
Concacaf: 4
OFC: 1
UEFA: 12
Host country: 1

Qualification Criteria
Confederations with more than 4 slots
Champions of the confederation’s relevant premier club competition
Clubs with the best Ranking within the Confederation
Confederations with 4 slots
Champions of the confederation’s relevant premier club competition
Only if there are repeated champions of the confederation’s relevant premier club competition, clubs with the best Ranking within the Confederation
Confederations with slots less than 4 slots
Clubs with the best Ranking within the Confederation among the champions of the Confederation’s relevant premier club competition
Additional criteria
The access list is limited to two clubs per country, with the exception of cases in which more than two clubs from the same country win the confederation’s premier club competition over four years.
Host country slot allocation details will be communicated in due course
In case of a tie, the criteria are:
1. Best individual result achieved during the qualifying period.
2. Most recent best result
3. Best goal difference
4. Most goals scored

The clubs that have already qualified for the first edition of the FIFA Club’s World Cup are the following:
Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
Al Ahly SC (Egypt)
Al Hilal SFC (Saudi Arabia)
Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan)
Chelsea (England)
Real Madrid (Spain)
Manchester City (England)
FC Bayern München (Germany)
Paris Saint-Germain (France)
FC Internazionale Milano (Italy)
FC Porto (Portugal)
SL Benfica (Portugal)
CF Monterrey (Mexico)
Seattle Sounders FC (United States)
Club León (Mexico)
AucklCity FC (New Zealand)
SE Palmeiras (Brazil)
CR Flamengo (Brazil)
Fluminense FC (Brazil)

The World Leagues Forum, run Premier League chief executive Richard Masters, recently complained to FIFA about not being consulted over its expanded Club World Cup.

In a forthright letter sent to FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Sunday, the group’s 44 members, which includes the Premier League, accused the governing body of consistently prioritizing its interests.

It was also conveyed that FIFA refuses to consider the interests of the national competitions as it continues to overload the footballing calendar, serious concerns over the impact on player welfare were reiterated.

Masters acts as chair of the Forum, the group’s sentiments echo those of the PFA FIFPro, who criticized FIFA’s announcement this week of a new 32-club tournament in the summer of 2025.

FIFPro has been working closely with the World Leagues Forum on the match-calendar issue, concerns were discussed at the Forum’s AGM earlier this year.

There, the board emphasized that “the constant growth in the volume of international club national team matches is unsustainable for player welfare for the scheduling of domestic football”.

They also pledged to develop a response that is in the best interests of the game’s future. If their concerns continue to go unheard, they are likely to intensify their resistance to FIFA’s plans.

The European Club Association, which represents the interests of a group of elite clubs, including 2025 Club World Cup competitors Manchester City Chelsea, “warmly welcomed” the announcement, stating it was “fantastic news” for club football in general.

City boss Pep Guardiola also confirmed during an interview in March 2024 that “the clubs supported it”, but he also warned the “lack of recovery from year-to-year… is tough for the players” “things should change”.

Manchester City Chelsea will play up to seven extra games within four weeks in the USA, at the height of summer, with the final being staged just three weeks before the start of the 2025-26 Premier League season.

The World Leagues Forum represents the interests of 44 leagues across the entire globe, including LaLiga, the Bundesliga, Serie A, also the professional league in Saudi Arabia, where FIFA this week announced its plans for the tournament’s expansion ahead of this month’s Club World Cup.

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