FIFA Women’s Club World Cup to Debut January 2026

World football body, FIFA, has set plans in motion for the introduction of a Women’s Club World Cup to take effect from January 2026.

This is one of the key decisions of the 37-member FIFA Council which held during the week as part of the 74th FIFA Congress to hold in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, May 17, 2024.

According to FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, the “Women’s International Match Calendar and the subsequent amendments to our regulations represent an important milestone in our pledge to take the women’s game to the next level by enhancing competitiveness across the world, particularly in those regions where women’s football is less developed and protecting the well-being of the players,” observed the FIFA chief.

The new FIFA Secretary General Mattias Grafström of Sweden/Netherlands origin, was appointed following his nomination on an ad interim basis in October 2023.

“I am humbled and deeply honoured to have been appointed FIFA Secretary General and I would like to thank the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, the Confederation Presidents, the Vice-Presidents and the members of FIFA Council for having trusted me to serve football in such an important position,” said Secretary General Mattias Grafström.

“Football is my passion since I was born. I started playing it as a child and worked in football all my life at all different levels. There are therefore no words to express my feelings as I accept with pride and with a great sense of responsibility, the biggest challenge of my professional life. Together with the FIFA team, I will of course dedicate myself more than ever to the service of our beautiful game of football, FIFA and its 211 Member Associations,” pledged the new scribe of FIFA.

The FIFA Council unanimously supported the global stand against racism in football. 

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