The FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2022 draw took place on 13 January in Rabat where it was confirmed the tournament will take place across two cities: Rabat and Tangier.
Seven clubs from across the globe will compete for the title of club world champions in Morocco from 1 to 11 February 2023.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino addressed delegates and thanked Morocco – hosts of the tournament for a third time – adding “When the champions of all the continents meet to crown the champion of the planet, the champion of the world, this is a special occasion, and this will take place in a very special country, in a great football environment”.
The winners of the opening game between Al Ahly and Auckland City, holders of the OFC Champions League, face Seattle Sounders on 4th February.
As host nation, Morocco’s chosen team of Wydad will meet Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2022™. Four-time winners Real Madrid have a semi-final against Seattle Sounders, Al Ahly or Auckland City and Flamengo will play either Wydad or Al Hilal.
During the draw in Rabat, Fouzi Lekjaa, the Moroccan Football Association President, said: “This is also an opportunity to express the desire of our people and of our Kingdom to be among those willing to host football’s greatest events.”