Qatar FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will be held across three FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums -- Ahmad Bin Ali, Khalifa International and Education City.
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25 December 2020, 12:00 AM
31 December 2020, 12:00 AM
Qatar will host the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 from February 1-11, 2021, after it was postponed earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions, will compete in the tournament, which will be held across three FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums – Ahmad Bin Ali, Khalifa International and Education City.
The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will stage the opening match between Qatari champions Al Duhail and Auckland City of New Zealand on February 1 at 20:30 local time, and the final will be played at Education City Stadium on February 11 at 21:00 local time.
The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium was inaugurated on December 18 – Qatar National Day – exactly two years before the country hosts the FIFA World Cup final, Education City Stadium was unveiled in June 2020, and Khalifa International reopened its doors in 2017. All three venues will host fixtures at the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar.
Joining the two teams will be European champions and German side Bayern Munich, CONCACAF champions Tigres UANL from Mexico, CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly SC of Egypt, along with Ulsan Hyundai, who recently laid claim to the AFC Champions League at a match played in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 venue Al Janoub Stadium.
The winner of the CONMEBOL Libertadores will determine the South American representative, rounding off this edition’s participants. The South American title winner will be determined by the end of January 2021. The draw to finalise the detailed pairings in the tournament will take place in Zurich on January 19.
“Over the past few months, during the global pandemic, we have worked diligently to ensure the safety, health and well-being of players and fans as we hosted several important local and international footballing events, and we look forward to welcoming the world’s best clubs in the New Year for what will be yet another important milestone on the road to Qatar 2022,” FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC CEO Nasser al-Khater said.