Mokwena brags Mamelodi Sundowns can show value in Fifa Club World Cup but Neymar is ready to carry Al-Hilal 

A total of 32 teams around the globe will be playing in the 2025 Fifa Club World Cup to be held in the United States.

Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns are among those clubs that will be taking part in the expanded competition. Wydad Casablanca, Esperance, and Al Ahly are the other three teams from the continent that qualified for the prestigious tournament.

So far, 29 teams have sealed their spot in the club World Cup including Neymar's Al Hilal who secured the ticket after winning the AFC Champions League.

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mokwena wants to rule the world! ‘You can imagine Sundowns' potential'

Masandawana coach Rhulani Mokwena is delighted with the chance to show how his team can perform against the best in the world.

“The club wants to not only be one of the best clubs in the African continent but of course [also] from a global perspective, and the reach is unbelievable,” Mokwena told the Fifa media team.

“If the team has that type of reach only based on performances on the pitch you can just imagine we scale into the Club World Cup space how much potential does this football club have.”


Neymar ready to make an impression – ‘We will be ready to represent Al-Hilal

The former Brazilian attacker insists his main job will be to give the Saudi Pro League champions' fans memorable moments.

“It’s an honor for me to play in the FIFA Club World Cup 2025, defending Al-Hilal,” the 32-year-old stated.

“The best clubs in the world and the best athletes in the world will be there, and obviously this is the place where Al-Hilal and my team-mates should be. The expectations for the tournament are huge and I’m sure that we’ll be ready to represent our fans.”

The remaining three spots will be filled by teams from the CONMEBOL – who will produce two teams, and CONCACAF who have a spot reserved for them. The competition has been scheduled for June 15 to July 13 next year.

Mokwena brags Mamelodi Sundowns can show value in Fifa Club World Cup but Neymar is ready to carry Al-Hilal 
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