FIFA club world cup 2020-21

FIFA Club World Cup 2020-21: Teams, fixtures, dates & where will it take place

  • Jan 20, 2021
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The goal has the ultimate guide for the next edition of the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for February 2021 with Bayern Munich

The 17th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will start in February 2021 after the tournament was postponed from its original start date in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Club World Cup champion will be won through a knockout tournament featuring world winners from continental club competitions.

2019 winner Liverpool will not be able to defend their title as they failed to win the 2020 UEFA Champions League, with Bayern Munich as the representative of UEFA in this year's edition.

What is the 2020 Club World Cup?

The Club World Cup is a knockout tournament in which the winners from the six continental federations, as well as the host nation's league champions, participate to designate the Club World Champion.

It is not considered a prestigious competition like the Champions League, but due to its global nature it remains a huge honor for the clubs.

The tournament evolved over the years, from 1960 to 2004, UEFA and CONMEBOL played the Intercontinental Cup, with winners of the UEFA Champions League and Libertadores Cup competing in a unique final.

Subsequently, FIFA introduced the Club World Cup in 2000, although several problems delayed their inaugural competition until 2005.

This year, the Club World Cup will be held in Qatar, ahead of the host country for the 2022 World Cup.

The FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will be the last version to be played in its current status after FIFA confirmed its plans to update it to the 2021 edition, with the aim of expanding the competition to include 24 teams.

FIFA Club World Cup 2020-21

Which teams qualified for the 2020 Club World Cup?

Bayern (UEFA) is participating in the competition after winning the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.

TBC (CONMEBOL). The winner in South America, the winner of the 2020 Copa Libertadores, will be confirmed on January 20, 2021. Boca Juniors, River Plate, Palmeiras, and Santos are all in dispute.

UANL (Concacaf) participates as CONCACAF Champions League 2020 winners.

Auckland City (OCF) was ready to participate but withdrew due to complications from Covid-19.

Al-Ahly (CAF) enters the 2019-20 CAF Champions League winner.

Al Duhail (AFC) will participate as the host of the tournament.

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Which venues will be used for the 2020 Club World Cup?

The matches will be held in three stadiums in Al Rayyan City: Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium and Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium.

The three stadiums are set to host the 2022 World Cup matches.

2020 Club World Cup fixtures & dates

First-round

No.

Date

Match

Time (local / GMT)

Location

1

Feb 1

Al-Duhail vs Auckland City (Withdrew)

8:30pm / 5:30pm

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Second round

No.

Date

Match

Time (local / GMT)

Location

2

Feb 4

UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai

5pm / 2pm

Khalifa / Education City Stadium

3

Feb 4

Al-Duhail vs Al Ahly

8:30pm / 5:30pm

Khalifa / Education City Stadium

Semi-finals

No.

Date

Match

Time (local / GMT)

Location

5

Feb 7

CONMEBOL vs Match 2 Winner

9pm / 6pm

Khalifa International Stadium

6

Feb 8

Match 3 Winner vs Bayern

9pm / 6pm

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Final

No.

Date

Match

Time (local / GMT)

Location

7

Feb 11

Match 5 Winner vs Match 6 Winner

9pm / 6pm

Education City Stadium

Third-place play-off

No.

Date

Match

Time (local / GMT)

Location

8

Feb 11

Match 6 Loser vs Match 5 Loser

6pm / 3pm

Education City Stadium

Fifth-place play-off

No.

Date

Match

Time (local / GMT)

Location

9

Feb 7

Match 2 Loser vs Match 3 Loser

6pm / 3pm

Education City Stadium

How can I watch the 2020 Club World Cup?

Full details on how to watch the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will be available in due course.

How to buy tickets to the 2020 Club World Cup

No information has been provided on how tickets were purchased for the tournament, but it is possible that the matches will be held behind closed doors due to the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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