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Two Premier League Titans Omitted as FIFA Reveals Manchester City’s Inclusion in Club World Cup Decision

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FIFA has announced how the 32-team Club World Cup will work, and it’s happening in the United States from June 15 to July 13, 2025. One big deal is that Manchester City will be in it, which is a really special moment because they’ve never been in this tournament before. But there’s a bit of a question mark about their coach, Pep Guardiola because his contract might end in 2025. So, there’s a chance he might not be around for the Premier League season that starts just a month after the tournament.

Manchester City’s Journey to the Club World Cup

Manchester City got into the Club World Cup because they won the UEFA Champions League in June. They beat Inter Milan 1-0, which was a huge deal. Winning the Champions League also means they get to play in the Club World Cup, which is a big tournament with 32 teams.

Now, City is one of the 12 teams from Europe in this tournament. In the semi-finals, they’re going to play against a team from Japan called Urawa Red Diamonds. The match is really important and will happen in Saudi Arabia. It’s a big deal for Manchester City, and we’ll see how they do in this international competition.

Challenges and Controversies Surrounding the Tournament

Manchester City and Chelsea, who won big European tournaments, are in the FIFA Club World Cup. But there’s a rule that only two teams from each country can join. So, Liverpool and Manchester United can’t play unless more than two teams from England win in the next four years. Right now, City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Inter Milan are in for Europe. Arsenal might join based on how they do this year.

Some people are upset because Liverpool and Manchester United, who are usually really good, can’t play. The tournament will also have teams from Japan and South America, like Urawa Red Diamonds, Palmeiras, Flamengo, and Fluminense. The matches will happen in the United States, and it’s going to be an exciting summer of football.

There’s also drama because we’re not sure if Pep Guardiola will still be the coach for Manchester City, and that adds even more excitement to the tournament. People all over the world are looking forward to the games and expect a lot of surprises and a celebration of football from all over the globe.

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