Club World Cup latest: Dates confirmed for 2022 tournament in UAE

Club World Cup latest: Dates confirmed for 2022 tournament in UAE
© Provided by The South African

The FIFA Club World Cup, initially set to be held in Japan in December, will now be held in the United Arab Emirates in February 2022, world football’s governing body announced on Monday.


The Club World Cup will run from February 3-12, featuring eight matches between the champions of the six continental confederations along with the top team in the host nation.

The competition draw will be held in Zurich later on Monday at 18:00 SA time.


Teams include Champions League winners Chelsea, Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras of Brazil, Mexican club Monterrey and Al Ahly of Egypt.

Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia, Emirati club Al Jazira Club and Auckland City complete the line up.


Japan pulled out as host because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Club World Cup is usually played in December, but this is the second successive year in which it has been delayed – the 2020 edition in Qatar was played in February this year.


Bayern Munich won the most recent edition of the Club World Cup, which has been held in the UAE on four previous occasions, most recently in 2018 when Real Madrid were the winners.

A lucrative, revamped 24-team Club World Cup, including eight sides from Europe, was due to be played in China this year before the pandemic put that project on hold.


Chelsea – UEFA Champions League winners

Al Hilal – AFC Champions League winners

Al Ahly – CAF Champions League winners

Monterrey – CONCACAF Champions League winners

Auckland City – OFC representatives

Al Jazira Club – UAE Pro League winners

Palmeiras – Copa Libertadores winners. They represent CONMEBOL.

News Related


Enorme zegereeks van koploper Manchester City komt ten einde

© Aangeboden door Voetbalzone Manchester City is er zaterdag niet in geslaagd om de competitiewedstrijd tegen Southampton om te zetten in een overwinning. Door een 1-1 gelijkspel op St Mary’s ... Read more »

Dzeko stende il Venezia al 90'

Il Venezia tiene 90 minuti ma alla fine deve arrendersi all’Inter. I nerazzurri, come in Coppa Italia, rimontano e centrano la vittoria all’ultimo respiro: decide il colpo di testa di ... Read more »

Edin Dzeko manda in fuga l'Inter al 90'

© Fornito da Inter-Venezia 2-1 Pesantissima vittoria in rimonta in extremis per l’Inter che imponendosi sul Venezia per 2-1 nell’anticipo della 23a giornata di Serie A allunga in vetta alla ... Read more »

David Moyes hopes two-year search for a striker is almost over

David Moyes hopes to end a two-year search for a striker in the final week of the transfer window after their Champions League hopes received a blow with a late ... Read more »

Ralf Rangnick praises Manchester United matchwinner Marcus Rashford

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick expects to see a rejuvenated Marcus Rashford after the international break following the England striker’s 93rd-minute winner in the 1-0 victory over West Ham. Rashford ... Read more »

Ralf Rangnick's changes decide another game for Manchester United

© Provided by 90min Ralf Rangnick watches on as his Manchester United side snuck past West Ham on Saturday | OLI SCARFF/GettyImages “Can Manchester United score? They always score.” Ralf ... Read more »

Brice Samba left with a gruesome head injury against Derby County.

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba left supporters squirming after picking up a gruesome injury in the 2-1 win over Derby.  Forest were victorious in the East Midlands derby thanks to ... Read more »

German navy chief under fire for Putin, Crimea comments

© Provided by DW Vice-admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach said the West could give Vladimir Putin respect Germany faced a diplomatic incident on Saturday following comments made by Navy chief Kay-Achim Schönbach ... Read more »

Southampton 1-1 Man City LIVE! Laporte goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

LIVE – Updated at 19:32 Southampton vs Man City LIVE! Pep Guardiola’s side arrive at St Mary’s looking for a 13th Premier League win in a row, which would take ... Read more »

COVID digest: Fourth jab might not be needed, says German minister

© Provided by DW Some healthcare workers joined a rally in London to protest COVID-19 rules If Germany introduces compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations, a fourth vaccine dose might not be necessary, ... Read more »

Hasenhüttls Southampton stoppt ManCitys Siegesserie

© APA/AFP Große Freude im Lager von Manchester United Trainer Ralph Hasenhüttl hat mit Southampton den Siegeslauf von Manchester City in der englischen Fußball-Premier-League gestoppt. Die “Saints” erkämpften am Samstag ... Read more »

Clippers coach Ty Lue compares top big men Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic

© Provided by Sixers Wire It’s no secret that the two best big men in the NBA are Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid and reigning league MVP Denver Nuggets star ... Read more »

NBA rumors: Lakers' only possible suitor in Russell Westbrook trade

© Provided by Fansided If the Los Angeles Lakers do decide to sell Russell Westbrook on the cheap at the NBA Trade Deadline, they could have just one suitor. With ... Read more »

Blitzboks equal Fiji's unbeaten Sevens record despite Canada struggles

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL) Cape Town – Despite an uncharacteristically error-strewn performance against Canada, the Blitzboks secured a semi-final berth at the Malaga Sevens on Saturday night. The ... Read more »

Lage hails Wolves ‘personality' after ‘strange' match at Brentford

© PA Images Bruno Lage celebrates a win Wolves head coach Bruno Lage has hailed his side’s “personality” after their “strange” 2-1 win over Brentford. The first half of the ... Read more »

Derrick Henry's high school coach on how the Titans star became NFL royalty

Eight teams are vying to chase a ring, and like a certain fantastical trilogy, the return of the king could signal the final act for the Cincinnati Bengals When the ... Read more »

Why 'pretty phenomenal' Livingston statistics are pleasing David Martindale after Scottish Cup win

Livingston manager David Martindale praised his team’s defensive effort after an Ayo Obileye penalty took them into the last 16 of the Scottish Cup following a tight game with Ross ... Read more »

Southampton vs Man City result and five things we learned as Saints end Premier League leaders' winning run

Kyle Walker-Peters scored a stunning goal for Southampton. (AFP via Getty Images) Manchester City’s 12-game Premier League winning run came to an end on the south coast as they were ... Read more »

Inter-Venezia 2-1, le pagelle dei nerazzurri: Barella faro del centrocampo, Dzeko decisivo

L’Inter batte il Venezia al fotofinish, grazie al gol di Dzeko, e allunga sul Milan secondo in classifica. Ecco le pagelle della squadra nerazzurra al termine del match della 23a ... Read more »

Soccer-Last-gasp Dzeko header earns leaders Inter win over Venezia

© Reuters/DANIELE MASCOLO Serie A – Inter Milan v Venezia MILAN (Reuters) – A last-gasp header from Edin Dzeko earned Serie A leaders Inter Milan a dramatic 2-1 win over ... Read more »

Pavel Khomchenko storspelade i AIK:s seger

© Foto: Maxim Thore/Bildbyrån Pavel Khomchenko. Den enda matchen i HockeyAllsvenskan under lördagen blev en målsnål historia.  AIK kunde dock vinna över Västervik med 3-1 efter att Pavel Khomchenko storspelat ... Read more »

A 93. percben nyert fontos rangadót a Manchester United

© Technológia: A Manchester United hazai pályán a 93. percben szerzett góllal győzte le a West Ham Unitedet szombaton az angol labdarúgó-bajnokság 23. fordulójában. A manchesteriek hiába birtokolták többet ... Read more »

Tam Courts sends strong Dundee United 'signal' in Kilmarnock win and provides Charlie Mulgrew injury update

Dundee United boss Tam Courts believes an attacking intention from his side helped the team overcome Kilmarnock 2-1 to reach the Scottish Cup fifth round. © Dundee United boss Tam ... Read more »

Callum Davidson in defiant St Johnstone declaration as he insists he's 'still up for fight' after Scottish Cup shocker

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson insists he’s still up for the fight after a Scottish Cup humiliation at the hands of Kelty Hearts. The former defender guided the Perth club ... Read more »

Dusan Vlahovic transfer hits complication after Arsenal 'set timeline' for response

Arsenal’s move for striker Dusan Vlahovic has hit a stumbling back after the striker tested positive for Covid-19. The Gunners are reported to have told Vlahovic he has until the ... Read more »

Kevin Thomson lauds Kelty Hearts and says one St Johnstone comparison grated with him

Kevin Thomson hailed his Kelty Hearts heroes after a 1-0 win over St Johnstone sent them into the Scottish Cup fifth round draw at the expense of the holders. © ... Read more »

Harry Redknapp delivers verdict on Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku comparison ahead of London derby

Conte On Finishing 3rd See more videos What to watch next Conte reflects on late win against Leicester Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte reflects on a dramatic late win against ... Read more »

Southampton 1-1 Manchester City: Premier League – live!

LIVE – Updated at 19:25 Read more »

Australian Open: l'ostacolo Carreno tra Berrettini e i quarti-

© Fornito da Quotidiano.Net Dopo l’impresa Alcaraz (chiariamolo subito, impresa per i bookmakers e per molti appassionati di tennis, non per i valori espressi dal ranking ATP), Matteo Berrettini proverà ... Read more »

Panthers HC Matt Rhule interested in replacing Jim Harbaugh at Michigan?

© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. If Jim Harbaugh leaves Michigan to return to the NFL, the Wolverines will reportedly have strong interest from a ... Read more »

[VIDEO] L'opinione di Ubaldo Scanagatta: “Difficilmente Piatti sceglierà McEnroe per allenare Sinner”-

© Fornito da Quotidiano.Net Il direttore Scanagatta ha fatto il punto della situazione all’Australian Open per il canale Instagram del sito (vi consigliamo di iniziare a seguirci, la pillola di ... Read more »

‘Chinees' Internazionale dankt Dumfries in slotminuut voor volle buit

© Aangeboden door Voetbalzone Internazionale heeft zaterdagavond ternauwernood het volle pond gepakt in de titelrace van de Serie A. In het eigen Giuseppe Meazza kwam de koploper nog op achterstand ... Read more »

Toulouse : un champion du monde sud-africain pour remplacer Rory Arnold !

Le Stade Toulousain compte bien remplacer Rory Arnold par une autre pointure du rugby mondial. © IconSport Afrique du Sud Le Stade Toulousain compte bien remplacer Rory Arnold par une ... Read more »

Toulon : le RCT au soutien du Stade Toulousain !

Le rugby français est solidaire face à aux décisions de l’EPCR. © Icon Sport Rugby Club Toulonnais Le rugby français est solidaire face à aux décisions de l’EPCR. Sur son ... Read more »

Former SpaceX engineers bring autonomous, electric rail vehicle startup out of stealth

Parallel Systems, a company founded by three former SpaceX engineers to build autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles, came out of stealth mode on Wednesday with a $49.55 million Series A raise. ... Read more »

Brentford boss Thomas Frank: Emotions got better of me at end of Wolves defeat

© PA Wire Manager Thomas Frank was sent off at the death (Nick Potts/PA) – PA Wire Thomas Frank admitted his emotions got the better of him after he was ... Read more »

Marcus Rashford's late winner sparks VAR controversy as rival fans fume

Manchester United’s late win over West Ham was marred by controversy after Marcus Rashford’s goal stood despite shouts for offside. Edinson Cavani appeared to be in an offside position prior ... Read more »

Man Utd fans treat Anthony Martial to mixed reaction upon return to action

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial made his first appearance in nearly two months as Ralf Rangnick’s side beat West Ham United, and his comeback was met with a mixed reception ... Read more »

Rashford last-gasp winner sees Man United leapfrog West Ham into fourth

© Provided by Khaleej Times Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (centre) scores against West Ham United. (AFP) Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford scored a last-second winner as they beat West Ham United ... Read more »

'Get it done', 'Please', 'This is gonna be good': Many Man Utd fans flock to journalist's update

© Provided by Transfer Tavern Manchester United, Red Devils, Premier League, Anthony Martial Sevilla are determined to sign Anthony Martial from Manchester United, Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna reports. Aouna ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic