All you need to know about the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup

All you need to know about the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup

Six continental club champions are preparing for the 17th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup set for early February 2021. 

The tournament normally takes place in December, but this year's edition has been pushed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. 

With Liverpool failing to defend their Champions League crown, the trophy will have a new winner from the six teams. 

Here are some facts you need to know ahead of the tourney. 

🌎 Qualified teams

  • Bayern Munich - Will represent Europe after winning the 2019/20 Champions League title
  • Al Ahly - Will fly the African flag after winning the CAF Champions League
  • Ulsan Hyundai - will represent the Asian Football Confederation
  • Tigres UANL - Concacaf champions to represent North, Central America, and the Caribbean

Meanwhile, the Libertadores final in late January will decide CONMEBOL’s representative at the FIFA Club World Cup 2020.

🔮 Final draw

The final draw to clearly spell out the pairings in the tournament will take place in Zurich on 19 January

📅 Dates

The matches will be played in a knockout format. 

  • First-round - Feb 1
  • Second-round - Feb 4
  • Semi-final - Feb 7 & 8
  • Third-place finish - Feb 11
  • Final - Feb 11

🏟️ Hosting stadiums

The matches will be held at the Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali, and Khalifa International stadiums. 

The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will stage the opening match between Qatari champions Al Duhail and Auckland City of New Zealand on 1 February 

  • Bayern Munich - Next Match
  • 21, Jan - 4:30pm
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