Borussia Dortmund will fancy their chances of qualifying for the inaugural edition of the revamped FIFA Club World Cup that will take place in 2025.
FIFA have announced the launch of the 32-team Club World Cup that will take place every four years, starting from 2025. The first edition of the revamped tournament will take place in the United States from June 15 to July 13.
Twelve teams from Europe will take part in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup, including two from Germany. Bayern Munich have already qualified for the tournament thanks to their UEFA 4-year coefficient ranking. And Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig will also battle it out for a place in the tournament. The Black and Yellows have gathered a total of 67.000 points in UEFA's 4-year club ranking, while RB Leipzig currently have 61.000 points.
Unless Marco Rose's manage to overcome that gap or win the UEFA Champions League this season, Borussia Dortmund would secure their place in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup. BVB will go up against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, while Leipzig are set to take on Real Madrid.
Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan are among the other European teams that have already qualified for the 2025 Club World Cup. Fluminense, Flamengo, Al-Hilal, Seattle Sounders FC, and Al Ahly are also set to take part in the tournament.
The 2025 Club World Cup will follow the classic World Cup format, and the 32 teams will be split into eight groups of four. The top two teams from each group will progress to the knockout stage.