The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has granted the Saudi Arabian Football Association’s request to host the Club World Cup in 2023, the Saudi Football Association stated on Tuesday.
The 2023 event will be held in the Arabia nation for the first time, from December 12 to December 22.
The tournament was last hosted in Morocco, and will be held again in the UAE in 2020 and 2021. In recent years, the international sports tournament has also been held in Brazil, Japan, and Qatar.
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“With regard to the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup, which will be held under the current system with the participation of 7 clubs, the FIFA Council unanimously appointed the Saudi Football Association as the host of the tournament from December 12 to 22, 2023,” said a FIFA statement on the sidelines of its council meeting in Zurich, Switzerland.
Per the reports, Saudi Arabia aims to co-host the FIFA World Cup 2030 with Egypt and Greece, and is planning a robust marketing effort that will be unveiled soon.
The Nation has already hosted a number of football tournaments, including the Italian and Spanish Super Cups, and it has also won the right to host the 2027 Asian Nations Cup and the 2034 Asian Games.