Qatar, a country that is gearing up for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in the winter of 2022, is set to host another major event ahead at the turn of the year. The country gears up for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup 2020 that is set to be held in February 2021. Originally, the event was due to take place earlier in 2020 but was postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions. However, the event is now all set to begin earlier in the New Year.

So, if you’re a footballing fan excited about the upcoming FIFA spectacle in Doha, here’s a detailed insight on the upcoming FIFA Club World in Qatar.

The Schedule Of FIFA Club World Cup 2021: What You Need To Know

FIFA Club World Cup 2021

A competition that lasts for a maximum of 10 to 11 days, the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 was originally scheduled for December 2020 but was impacted due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. As countries around the world entered a lockdown phase, virtually all major sporting events around the world came to a halt due to the restrictions, and later resumed behind closed doors.

As for the Club World Cup Qatar, the tournament was rescheduled and is now set to take place from the 1st of February 2021 and will end on 11th February 2021 with the champions being crowned. Interestingly, this is a tournament that carries high-intensity matches between the best clubs. Hence, world-footballing fans would be excited about the upcoming spectacle in Qatar as it kicks off on 1st February 2021.

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Which Are The Venues For FIFA Club World Cup 2020?

FIFA Club World Cup

The FIFA Club World which is set to take place in Qatar in February 2021 will be played in three different venues. Here’s what you need to know about the three venues that will host this FIFA World Cup event.

1. Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium

Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium - FIFA Club World cup Qatar
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A 40,000 seating capacity arena that is set to grab headlines as the FIFA Club World Cup kicks off in Qatar, the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium is one of the finest stadiums in Qatar that recently opened its doors in December 2020. The stadium has a striking design and boasts of its unique façade that glows and characterizes the different aspects of the country like the beauty of the desert, importance of family, international and local trade, and much more. In fact, the stadium follows the highest standards of sustainability, and more than 80% of the construction materials used in the construction of the stadium have been recycled and reused.

2. Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International Stadium - FIFA Club World cup 2021

Another of those top Qatar tourist attractions set to be the venue for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in the country, the Khalifa International Stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 40,000 and will be one of the venues for the upcoming club world cup in the country. In fact, the stadium is one of the best places to visit in Qatar during the country tour. Interestingly, the Khalifa International Stadium already has a lasting hosting history which includes some prestigious competitions like Asian Games, the Arabian Gulf Cup, and even the AFC Asian Cup.

3. Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium - FIFA club world cup

Nestled in the heart of Qatar’s education center, the Education City Stadium has a seating capacity of 40,000 and will be hosting the matches for the upcoming 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in the country. Constructed with the highest standards of sustainability, the stadium is nestled just 7 KM away from the bustling capital of Doha. Travelers can either take the metro route to reach the stadium or hire any local transport to reach the stadium.

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FIFA Club World Cup 2021 Teams To Watch Out For

FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2021

Now here’s a thing, games won’t come easy during the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup in the country. A competition that will involve a contest between the champions from different leagues, the FIFA Club World may well come up with some highly contested games for the fans to enjoy. So, here are the top teams to watch out for during the FIFA Club World Cup 2021.

1. Bayern Munich Favorites To Lift The Crown?

Bayern Munich Favorites To Lift The Crown - FIFA Club world cup

German footballing giants and having recently been crowned champions of the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich will be coming into the FIFA Club World Cup as pure favorites to lift the trophy. With the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, and Leroy Sane in their ranks, the German giants would be eager to make their mark on the upcoming FIFA event. In fact, if the side does win the trophy in Doha, this would complete a clean sweep for the German side which would include the European trophy, German League and Cup title, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

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2. CONCACAF Champions Tigres UANL To Challenge For The Title?

CONCACAF Champions Tigres UANL To Challenge For The Title - FIFA Club World Cup

Having clinched the CONCACAF Champions League title after defeating Los Angeles FC, the Mexican outfit Tigres UANL would now be looking to challenge for the title during the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup as the tournament kicks off in Qatar.

List Of All Teams To Participate In The Upcoming FIFA Club World Cup

List Of All Teams To Participate In The Upcoming FIFA Club World Cup

As the FIFA Club World Cup kicks off in Qatar, there will be a total of seven teams contesting for the title during the FIFA Club World Cup. Here are the teams that will be contesting in the competition.

  • Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League Winners)
  • Tigres UANL (CONCACAF Champions)
  • Al Ahly SC (CAF Champions League Winners)
  • Ulsan Hyundai ( AFC Champions League Winners)
  • Al Duhail
  • Santos

Additional Information About The Upcoming FIFA Club World Cup

Additional Information About The Upcoming FIFA Club World Cup

Here are some additional points one needs to know about the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. The below mentioned points list the process of how scheduling the upcoming the tournament.  

  • A draw will be held to finalize the fixtures for the upcoming club world cup. The draw would be held in Zurich on the 19th of January 2021.
  • The FIFA Referees Committee has announced the match officials who will officiate the matches during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar. A total of seven referees and 12 assistant referees have been selected by the committee to officiate the matches. Likewise, as far as VAR is concerned, the FIFA Club World Cup would also have seven video match officials for the club world cup.
  • The final of the competition will be played at the Education City Stadium in Qatar.

FIFA Club World Cup 2021 Schedule

As the Qatar Club World Cup 2021 edges closer, footballing fans around the world are gearing up to witness the amazing spectacle that is about to be held in the country, and to the immense joy of the fans, FIFA has finally drawn the fixtures for the upcoming tournament. As the Qatar Club World Cup 2021 begins on February 4th, six teams would battle it out for glory in Qatar. Here’s what you need to know about the recently held draw for the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 Schedule.  

  • The official draw for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup 2021 was held in Zurich where FIFA laid out the path for the whole completion to be held.
  • The club world cup would begin on the 4th of February 2021 and the first clash would be held between Tigres UANL and Ulsan Hyundai FC. The fixture would commence at 17:00 local time (15:00 CET) and the venue for the same would be Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
  • Likewise, the second match would be played by Al Duhail SC who will take on Al Ahly SC in an eye-catching fixture. Interestingly, the match would be held on the same day. The fixture would begin at 20:30 (18:30 CET) and the venue for the same would the iconic Education City Stadium.
  • Once the first two fixtures are concluded, the winners of the Tigres UANL and Ulsan Hyundai FC clash would progress further in the competition to play the Copa Libertadores champions, Palmeiras.
  • Likewise, another top side from the Copa Libertadores, Santos, would contest the final on 30th January.
  • As far as the second match is concerned, the winner between Al Duhail SC and Al Ahly SC will take on German and UEFA Champions League winners, FC Bayern München in the semi-finals of the competition. What is notable here is that FC Bayern München will be coming into the competition as pure favorites to lift the title.
  • The final of the Qatar Club World Cup 2021 would be held on the 11th of February 2021 at 21:00 (19:00 CET). The venue for the final would be the Education City Stadium. Following the final, the champion would be crowned.  

A tournament that promises thrilling matches between top sides, the FIFA Club World Cup is set to be a spectacle to watch out for. With seven champion teams set to battle out on the football field, this is a competition to look forward to for footballing fans around the world. So, why not travel to Qatar to relish the amazing spectacle of football? Plan your FIFA Club World trip early and get cheap flight tickets to Qatar without any hassle.

FAQs

Q1. When will the FIFA Club World Cup take place?

The FIFA Club World Cup 2020 was rescheduled due to the restrictions imposed in wake of the ongoing pandemic and is now set to take place from the 1st of February 2021 and will end on 11th February 2021 with the champions being crowned.

Q2. Why was the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 rescheduled?

A competition that lasts for a maximum of 10 to 11 days, the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 was originally scheduled for December 2020 but was impacted due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. However, the tournament is now set to take place from the 1st of February 2021 and will end on 11th February 2021 with the champions being crowned.

Q3. Are Bayern Munich favorites to win the FIFA Club World Cup 2020?

German footballing giants and having recently been crowned champions of the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich will be coming into the FIFA Club World Cup as pure favorites to lift the trophy. With the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, and Leroy Sane in their ranks, the German giants would be eager to make their mark on the upcoming FIFA event.

Q4. How many referees will officiate the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar?

The FIFA Referees Committee has announced the match officials who will officiate the matches during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar. A total of seven referees and 12 assistant referees have been selected by the committee to officiate the matches. Likewise, as far as VAR is concerned, the FIFA Club World Cup would also have seven video match officials for the club world cup. Read the full article to know more about the upcoming competition.

Q5. How many teams will play in the FIFA Club World Cup 2021?

As the FIFA Club World Cup kicks off in Qatar, there will be a total of seven teams contesting for the title during the FIFA Club World Cup. While six teams to participate have already been confirmed, the last remaining spot of the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 will be decided by South America's Copa Libertadores. The winner of the competition will go through who will only be determined by the end of January 2021.

Q6. Where will the final of the FIFA Club World Cup be held?

The final of the competition will be played at the Education City Stadium in Qatar. Constructed with the highest standards of sustainability, the stadium is nestled just 7 KM away from the bustling capital of Doha. Travelers can either take the metro route to reach the stadium or hire any local transport to reach the stadium.

Q7. What are the fixtures for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup?

The fixtures for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup haven’t been finalized yet. A draw will be held to finalize the fixtures for the upcoming club world cup. The draw would be held in Zurich on the 19th of January 2021.

Q8. Can Tigres UANL win the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar?

Having clinched the CONCACAF Champions League title after defeating Los Angeles FC, the Mexican outfit Tigres UANL would now be looking to challenge for the title during the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup as the tournament kicks off in Qatar.

Q9. When is the final for the upcoming FIFA Club World 2021?

The final of the Qatar Club World Cup 2021 would be held on the 11th of February 2021 at 21:00 (19:00 CET). The venue for the final would be the Education City Stadium.

Q10. Which teams will play the first match of the FIFA Club World Club 2021?

The club world cup would begin on the 4th of February 2021 and the first clash would be held between Tigres UANL and Ulsan Hyundai FC. The fixture would commence at 17:00 local time (15:00 CET) and the venue for the same would-be Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.