UAE to host this year's FIFA Club World Cup

UAE to host this year's FIFA Club World Cup

Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, will host this year's FIFA Club World Cup as conformed by the world governing body.

The tournament was initially supposed to occur in Japan, but the country decided to pull out as host due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

While FIFA didn't confirm the dates of the competition, there are speculations that it will probably occur in mid-February 2022 this coming after they received official proposals from other countries interested in hosting the tournament but decided with the Middle Eastern country.

The teams to have qualified for the event are Chelsea FC for winning the UEFA Champions League, Auckland City from New Zealand, and CAF Champions League winners Al-Ahly. Representatives from South America, Asia, Concacaf, and the host country are yet to be decided.

Flamengo or Palmeiras will represent South America’s CONMEBOL region when the two clubs play in the Copa Libertadores final. C.F. Monterrey or Club America will serve as CONCACAF’s representative when the two play for the Champions League trophy.

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