The FIFA Club World Cup will be held in February 2022 in the United Arab Emirates

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held in February 2022 in the United Arab Emirates

The upcoming FIFA Club World Cup, tentatively scheduled to take place in Japan in December, will take place from 3-12 February 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.

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While the transfer has been in effect since October, FIFA announced on Monday, November 29, that the Club World Cup, initially scheduled in Japan, will take place in the United Arab Emirates, from February 3 to 12, 2022. Seven clubs will participate. , i.e. the representative of the host country and the champions of each union.

Among the participating clubs are Chelsea, winners of the Champions League, Brazilian club Palmeiras, who just won the Libertadores Cup for the second time in a row, Mexican Monterrey, and Al-Ahly of Egypt. The Saudis at Al Hilal FC complete the field, along with their Emirati neighbors from Al Jazeera and New Zealand’s Auckland formation.

Qatar hosted the previous edition at the beginning of the year and Bayern Munich won it. The competition was supposed to take place in December 2020 and was postponed by two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FIFA also announced the holding of a qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup for the Oceania region from 14-30 March 2022, which will bring together eight teams in Qatar and will award a play-off ticket in June 2022.

This play-off match between a representative of Oceania and a team that finished fourth in the qualifiers in the CONCACAF region, in addition to the one planned between the fifth seeded team in the South American qualifiers and a nation from the Asian region, will also take place in Qatar on 13 and 14 June.

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