Saudi Arabia to host 2023 World Club Cup

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi Arabia will host the 2023 World Club Cup, FIFA said on Tuesday.

Saudi club Al-Hilal reached the final of the 2022 edition in Morocco last week, losing 5-3 to European champions Real Madrid.

The seven-team event will take place on December 12-22.

Saudi Arabia is believed to be building towards a bid to host the 2030 World Cup, having seen neighbours Qatar host last year’s tournament.