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Morocco to host 2023 Club World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has confirmed Morocco will host the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup at his final 2022 World Cup press conference.

Infantino said the FIFA Council had approved for the North African country to host the seven-club tournament at its last meeting. The competition will run from February 1 – 11 in Morocco.

This is the third time Morocco will be hosting the Club World Cup after also doing so in 2013 and 2014.

The winners of the flagship club competition in each of the seven continents will compete for honours in the tournament.

Chelsea are the defending champions after beating Palmeiras 2-1 in Abu Dhabi in February 2022.

Morocco’s Wydad Club Athletic will represent Africa as the 2021/22 CAF Champions League titleholders

Morocco recorded Africa’s best performance in World Cup history at Qatar 2022 by reaching the semifinal and will play Croatia in the third-place playoff on Saturday.

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