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Revealed: What matches will Manchester City wear the gold FIFA World Champions badge in?



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Manchester City have now confirmed what matches they will don their brand new gold FIFA World Champions badge in following success in Saudi Arabia this week.

A goal from Julian Alvarez inside the opening minute of the FIFA Club World Cup final in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia set Manchester City on track for a convincing 4-0 victory over Fluminense in the Middle-East.

The Argentine’s opening goal was followed up by an own goal prior to the half-time interval forced by a Phil Foden cross, with the England international turning goalscorer himself in the second-half.

Julian Alvarez would close off the contest exactly where he would start, with a goal in the closing moment to round off the scoring and claim Manchester City’s fifth major trophy in a single calendar year.

However, alongside the club’s esteemed FIFA Club World Cup, Pep Guardiola’s players have now also earned the right to wear the brand new gold World Champions badge issued by FIFA to the competition’s winners.

While there had been some initial doubt over the eligibility of the badge in certain competitions, Manchester City themselves have now clarified which matches their kit will feature the crest.

As per confirmation from the Club on their official website, the newly-crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions will wear the gold ‘FIFA World Champions 2023’ badge in all of their remaining 2023/24 Premier League and Champions League matches.

With regards to their immediate next fixture, City have also clarified that the badge will be worn when Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Goodison Park on Wednesday 27 December to take on Sean Dyche’s Everton in Premier League action.

Manchester City will also feature the World Champions badge in their upcoming UEFA Champions League last-16 double header with FC Copenhagen beginning over in Denmark in mid-February.

City travel to Parken in the Danish city of Copenhagen for the first-leg of the clash on Tuesday 13 February, before welcoming their opponents back to the Etihad Stadium for the second-leg on Wednesday 6 March.