This means that the year 2021 will witness the creation of two versions of the FIFA Club World Cup, as the 2020 edition will take place in Qatar between February 1 and 11 instead of the end of this year, and the 2021 version in December next year.
Each of the following two editions will remain on the old formula with the participation of seven clubs representing Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Oceania, CONCACAF and the host country, rather than adopting the comprehensive formula that provides for the participation of 24 teams, including eight from Europe.
The comprehensive tournament hosted by China was planned to begin next year, but the change was postponed to coincide with the postponement of the European Cup and Copa America for the South American teams from the summer of 2020 to the summer of 2020. 2021 due to the outbreak of “Covid-19”.
Infantino said Friday after a FIFA board meeting: “Given the situation in Corona, which led to the postponement of the FIFA Club World Cup in its new format, we have decided to re-organize the Club World Cup in its current form in December 2021. and we have given ourselves the right to host Japan. ” Japan has hosted the Club World Cup eight times, most recently in 2016.
Bayern Munich will represent the European continent in the next edition scheduled for February in Qatar, as European Champions League champions Liverpool, who won the cup last year, also want to follow in Doha.
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