FIFA announces UAE Club World Cup – Conejo Valley Observer
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday (20) that the 2021 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates.
Still according to the manager, the tournament has no set date to take place, but is scheduled for early 2022, possibly in February. He also regretted the withdrawal of Japan from the organization of the event.
âThe host country would be Japan, but the pandemic prevented the country from hosting the event, as you know. congress, that the next tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates, âthe official said.
The organization has decided to schedule the tournament for next year so as not to have a conflict of dates with the Arab Nations Cup, an event that will serve as a test for the World Cup. The competition will run from November 30 to December 18.
Copa Libertadores finalists Palmeiras and Flamengo will fight for the post of South American representative in the competition. The final is scheduled for November 27 in Uruguay.
Chelsea, champion of the last edition of the Champions League, will represent Europe at the World Cup. Africa also has its representative already defined, it will be Al-Ahly, from Egypt.
In Asia, Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia and Pohang Steelers of South Korea will face each other for the decision of the AFC Champions. At Concacaf (North, Central America and the Caribbean), America and Monterrey, both Mexican, decide the local Champions League title and the region’s place in the tournament. The representative of Oceania will be defined by the Local Confederation.
Bayern Munich of Germany are the current world champions. In the last edition, the German team beat Tigres of Mexico.
Also on Wednesday, FIFA announced the date for the draw for the 2022 World Cup group stage in Qatar. According to the organization, the event will take place on April 1, in Doha.
The keys will be drawn even before the recap disputes to fill the vacancies for the Worlds, which are expected to take place in June. Four teams will compete for the last two vacancies: one representative from South America, one from North and Central America, one from Asia and the last one from Oceania.
A total of 32 teams will play the Cup in Qatar, from November 20 to December 18, 2022.