Africa will be represented by four teams at the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup

PostsMay 2, 2024
Africa will be represented by four teams at the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup

Four teams that will represent Africa at the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup

Esperance from Tunisia and Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa have clinched spots in the FIFA Club World Cup (Mundial de Clubes FIFA 25™) scheduled for next year. This achievement follows their performances in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League semi-finals held on Friday.

Esperance secured their place by defeating Sundowns 2-0 on aggregate, setting up an exciting final clash with Al Ahly, the dominant Egyptian giants. This victory also ensures Esperance a spot in the 32-team FIFA Club World Cup, based on their ranking, even if they don't win the African championship.

Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns, despite falling short in the CAF Champions League semi-finals, will also participate in the Club World Cup due to their strong performances over the past four years, earning them a ranking-based entry.

The FIFA Club World Cup will showcase top clubs from around the world, with each confederation sending representatives. In Africa, the confirmed teams include Wydad Casablanca (Morocco), Al Ahly (Egypt), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), and now Esperance (Tunisia).

FIFA  confirmed four teams to represent Africa at the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

The tournament, set for June and July 2025 in the United States, aims to crown a true world champion by featuring elite teams from all confederations. With Al Ahly already securing a place through their Champions League victories, and Wydad through their 2021 triumph, the addition of Esperance and Sundowns completes the quartet of African representatives.

The remaining FIFA Club World Cup spots will be filled by teams from Asia, Europe, North and Central America, the Caribbean, Oceania, and South America. Notable clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Palmeiras will represent their respective confederations, promising an exciting and competitive global event.

Esperance's upcoming duel with Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final on May 18 and 25 will determine if they enter the Club World Cup as African champions. A victory would solidify their position, while a defeat would still see them qualify based on their recent performance rankings. Similarly, Sundowns' journey to the US next summer is assured, highlighting their consistent excellence in African club football.

Africa (CAF)

  • Wydad (Morocco)
  • Al Ahly (Egypt)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
  • ES Tunis (Tunisia)

Asia (AFC)

  • Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Urawa red diamonds (Japan)
  • Ulsan HD FC (South Korea)

Europe (UEFA)

  • Chelsea (England)
  • Real Madrid (Spain)
  • Manchester City (England)
  • Bayern Munich (Germany)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  • Inter Milan (Italy)
  • Porto (Portugal)
  • Benfica (Portugal)
  • Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
  • Juventus (Italy)
  • Atletico Madrid (Spain)
  • FC Salzburg (Austria)

North and Central America, Caribbean (Concacaf)

  • Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Seattle Sounders (United States)
  • Club Leon (Mexico)

Oceania (OFC)

  • Auckland City (New Zealand)

South America (CONMEBOL)

  • Palmeiras (Brazil)
  • Flamengo (Brazil)
  • Fluminense (Brazil)

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