The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup will be the 13th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country.
The application process for the 2015–2016 as well as the 2017–2018 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014. Member associations interested in hosting must submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014. The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014.
The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:
^ If a team from the host country win their continental championship, then the highest placed non-host country team of the continental championship will be invited in place of the host country league winner.
^ abc To be determined based on draw (AFC / CAF / CONCACAF).
^ ab To be determined based on draw (CONMEBOL / UEFA).