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Premier League give green light to major Manchester City kit change for 2024/25 season



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Manchester City have been issued with a green light from the Premier League after a special request was made ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Pep Guardiola and his players made history for Manchester City last December as they followed their maiden UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup victories by claiming the final crown that had eluded the organisation.

Manchester City’s eligibility to compete at the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup came as a direct reward of their status as Champions of Europe, having defeated Inter at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul in June 2023 courtesy of a solitary goal from Rodrigo.

A semi-final and final clash would await City in Saudi Arabia, as Pep Guardiola’s players defeated Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds via a 0-3 scoreline, before cruising past Brazilian giants Fluminense 4-0 in the final on December 22.

The elusive trophy was accompanied by the honour of wearing golden FIFA Club World Cup champions badges for the remainder of the 2023/24 season, while an update as now been provided on whether City can continue to wear the honour for the new campaign.

According to the information of MailSport’s Mike Keegan, Manchester City will show off their golden FIFA Club World Cup badges for the 2024/25 season, following a special request made to the Premier League.

It is explained that the Etihad Stadium club approached the English top-flight to ask if they could continue to wear their gold badges on next season’s shirts in honour of their 2023 FIFA Club World Cup victory in Saudi Arabia.

In light of that request, MailSport confirm that Premier League officials have subsequently given their four-time successive reigning champions the green light to do so for the duration of the forthcoming 2024/25 campaign.

Manchester City’s eligibility to retain their 2023 FIFA Club World Cup winners’ badges come as there is no tournament this summer, with the revamped tournament containing 32 teams and restarting from the summer of 2025 – which Pep Guardiola’s players will be involved in.

FIFA approved their largely controversial plans in a move that was met with criticism from across the football community, with players union FIFPro claiming that they were not consulted and legal action launched by the PFAs of both England and France.

Crucially however, the FIFA Club World Cup will no longer be an annual tournament, either.

Following the most-recent edition of the tournament, FIFA have since confirmed that the revamped competition would be held once every four years, with the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid already selected to participate from Europe as winners of the Champions League from 2021 to 2024 alongside Manchester City via their 2023 success.