The next Fifa Club World Cup, initially scheduled in Japan in December, will take place from 3-12 February 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.
This was announced by the governing body of world football.
The draw this afternoon in Paris will determine the eight matches of this competition between the representatives of each confederation and the host country. In fact, seven teams will be involved, even if their number should have increased to 24, before the health crisis upset FIFA's plans. Among the clubs are Chelsea, Champions League winners, Brazilians Palmeiras, who have just won their second consecutive Copa Libertadores, Mexicans Monterrey and Egyptian club Al-Ahly. The group is completed by the Saudis of Al Hilal, together with Al Jazira (United Arab Emirates) and the New Zealand team from Auckland. Qatar hosted the previous edition at the beginning of the year, won by Bayern Munich,which should have taken place as early as December 2020 and had been postponed for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fifa has also announced the holding of a qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup for the countries of Oceania from 14 to 30 March 2022: eight teams will be gathered in Qatar and a ticket will be awarded for a playoff match in June 2022. This too. play-off - a match between the Oceania representative and a team that ranked 4 / a in the qualifiers in the Concacaf zone (Central and North America) -, as well as the match between the team ranked 5 / a in the South American qualifiers and a nation of the Asian zone, should be held in Qatar on 13 and 14 June.