Everything Man City fans need to know about the 2023 Club World Cup

Manchester City will make their debut in the FIFA Club World Cup this year thanks to their historic Champions League success.

Pep Guardiola’s side made history when they became only the second English club to win the Treble. After lifting the Premier League and the FA Cup, City beat Inter Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul to complete the set.

Victory in Turkey not only secured the Blues’ first Champions League but also booked their place in the tournament. But where is it and who will City be facing? MEN Sport has taken a look at everything you need to know.

When is the Club World Cup?

The FIFA Club World Cup will take place between Tuesday, December 12 and Saturday, December 23.

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Who is the host nation?

This year the host nation will be Saudi Arabia.

What is the format?

City will be one of seven teams competing for the FIFA Club World Cup in 2023. All six of the Champions League winners plus the champions of the host country will enter the tournament.

This format will see the OFC Champions League winners kick off the tournament with a play-off round match against the host nation’s champions. The winner of this match will then join the AFC, CONCACAF and CAF Champions League winners in the quarter-finals.

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