2025 FIFA Club World Cup: Qualified Teams as Barcelona Lose Out After Champions League QF Exit

2025 FIFA Club World Cup: Qualified Teams as Barcelona Lose Out After Champions League QF Exit

Joel Reyes
updated at April 17, 2024 at 7:17 AM
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  • A total of 32 teams will feature in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup next year in the United States
  • 22 clubs have already booked their spots in the tournament, half of which come from Europe
  • Atletico Madrid qualified for the event at Barcelona's expense after the Catalans lost to PSG

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Barcelona suffered a costly defeat on Tuesday night.

Not only did they crash out of the UEFA Champions League with the loss to Paris Saint-Germain, but they also failed to qualify for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

FIFA Club World Cup, Barcelona, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Inter, Porto, Xavi, Pep Guardiola, Juventus, Al Ahly
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup while Xavi's Barcelona have missed out. Images: Richard Callis/ Pedro Salado.
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The Catalan giants needed to go further than Atletico Madrid in this year's European Cup for them to qualify for FIFA's showpiece event.

That didn't materialise with their quarter-final exit, preventing Barca from getting a much-needed revenue stream next year, per the Associated Press.

Sports Brief looks at the teams that have qualified for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

FIFA Club World Cup qualified teams

Qualified teams (Country)

Club's Football Confederation

Atletico Madrid (Spain)

UEFA

Bayern Munich (Germany)

UEFA

Benfica (Portugal)

UEFA

Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

UEFA

Chelsea (England)

UEFA

Inter (Italy)

UEFA

Juventus (Italy)

UEFA

Manchester City (England)

UEFA

Paris Saint-Germain (France)

UEFA

Porto (Portugal)

UEFA

Real Madrid (Spain)

UEFA

Flamengo (Brazil)

CONMEBOL

Fluminense (Brazil)

CONMEBOL

Palmeiras (Brazil)

CONMEBOL

Leon (Mexico)

CONCACAF

Monterrey (Mexico)

CONCACAF

Seattle Sounders (United States)

CONCACAF

Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)

AFC

Urawa Reds (Japan)

AFC

Al Ahly (Egypt)

CAF

Wydad AC (Morocco)

CAF

Auckland City (New Zealand)

OFC

UEFA participants

A total of 32 teams will compete in next year's FIFA Club World Cup. 12 of those 32 teams will come from UEFA, per Goal.com.

Atletico Madrid are the latest European club to punch their ticket to the tournament. They qualified for the event despite losing to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to Barcelona's exit in the last 8.

They join Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica, Inter, Porto, Borussia Dortmund, and Juventus in the list of teams who will compete in the United States next year.

The 12th and last spot will go to either Austrian club, Salzburg or Premier League side, Arsenal. The only way for the Gunners to book a place in next year's FIFA Club World Cup is to win the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League.

AFC participants

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will send four participating teams to the FIFA Club World Cup next year.

Two spots have already been taken, with Saudi Arabian side, Al-Hilal and Japanese club, Urawa Reds entering as AFC Champions League winners.

CONMEBOL participants

CONMEBOL will send six participating clubs to next year's FIFA Club World Cup.

Three spots have already been filled, with Brazilian clubs Flamengo, Palmeiras, and Fluminense entering the competition as Copa Libertadores champions.

CONCACAF participants

CONCACAF will have five representatives in next year's Club World Cup.

Three spots have already been taken, with Mexican clubs Monterrey and Leon, and MLS side Seattle Sounders entering the tournament as Champions Cup winners.

CAF participants

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will send four participating teams to the FIFA Club World Cup next year.

Two spots have already been taken, with Egyptian club Al Ahly and Moroccan team Wydad AC entering the competition as CAF Champions League winners.

OFC participant

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) will send just one team to next year's FIFA Club World Cup.

That spot went to New Zealand club Auckland City, whose place was determined using a four-year ranking.

Mbappe helps PSG eliminate Barcelona

Sports Brief recently reported on PSG's win over Barcelona in the Champions League.

Kylian Mbappe scored a brace in the second half to power their second-leg 4-1 victory.

The Catalan giants struggled after a red card to Ronald Araujo saw them down a man.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.