This year’s Club World Cup marks the 17th edition of the Club World Cup tournament which is organized by FIFA. This game is a well-known club football tournament with a global aspect that includes clubs from all over the world, so it is always a prestigious competition. The tournament has evolved over the years and became a very known game where fans can see the giant clubs competing together to achieve victory.
This competition will be played between teams from six continental confederations, as well as the Qatari host nation's league champions which is Al Duhail team. The other teams are the European champions and German giants Bayern Munich, Concacaf champions Tigres (Mexico), CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly (Egypt) along with Ulsan Hyundai, who recently won the AFC Champions League held in Qatar and will join Al Duhail and Auckland City in the tournament.
Another team to be participating in the tournament is the winner of South America's Copa Libertadores, which will be determined by the end of January 2021. In addition, there will be a draw to announce the finale fixtures and this will take place in Zurich on the 19th January, 2021.
So, in summary: Africa will be represented by Al Ahly team after they have won over Al Zamalik by 2-1 and also they have won the CAF Champions league that was held in Cairo- Egypt. Asia will be represented by Ulsan that have defeated Persepolis 2-1 in the AFC Champions League in Qatar. As for Europe, it will be represented by Bayern Munich after winning the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon and defeating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0. North, Central America and Caribbean will be represented by Tigres after winning the Concacaf Champions League final that was held in Orlando, Florida and defeating Los Angeles FC. Oceania will be represented by The New Zealanders that will participate in the FIFA club world cup for the tenth time. South America will be represented by the winners of the Copa Libertadores final. In addition to the Qatari Al Duhail Hosting team.
Schedule: When is Club World Cup scheduled to take place?
Initially the event was set to be played in December 2020, but then due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, FIFA announced that the competition would be played between 1 and 11 February 2021.
2020 Club World Cup fixtures & dates are as follows: first round will start on February 1, 2021 with Al-Duhail competing against Auckland City at Ahmed bin Ali stadium. The match will start at 5:30pm GMT time.
Then the second round will start on February 4, 2021with the winner form round one competing against the round 2 entrant. This will be held at Khalifa/ Education City stadium at 2 pm GMT time.
Then another match will take place for round 2 between the round 2 entrant and another round 2 entrant at 5:30 pm GMT time at Khalifa /Education City stadium.
Then the semi-finals will be taking place on February 7th, 2021 between the round 2 winner and the semi-final entrant. The match will take place at Khalifa International stadium at 6 pm GMT time.
Another match is set just the other day on February 8th, 2021 between match 2 or 3winner versus Bayern.
This match will take place at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at 6 pm GMT time. Then the finals will come and will take place on February 11th,2021 with match 5 winner versus match 6 winner at the Education City Stadium. This will take place at 6 pm GMT time. As well, there comes the third-place play off which will take place between Match 6 loser versus Match 5 loser at the Education City stadium. Then as well there is a fifth-place paly off the will be played between Match 2 loser versus Match 3 loser at the education City stadium.