Given the tight schedule of matches in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, FIFA as the World Football Federation officially decided to postpone the schedule for this year’s Club World Cup competition.
For information, at the end of each year, FIFA always holds a FIFA World Club Cup Tournament or the Club World Cup. The tournament brings together intercontinental champions, including the European Champions League winners as representatives of the European Continent.
Usually, competitions that take place at this particular venue will be rolled out starting in December. However, because the Corona Virus Pandemic is still a threat, FIFA is making adjustments.
It should be noted, the Coronavirus Pandemic had stopped almost all football competitions last season for approximately three months.
The shift in the match schedule makes things not go according to plan. The schedule of competitions and matches has become tighter and more complicated.
Many have also felt the impact of this shift in schedule, including the schedule of the Club World Cup itself. FIFA also understood this and finally shifted the schedule until February 2021.
“This decision was taken in the aftermath of the disruptive effects of the pandemic on the confederation’s continental club championships which serve as a pathway to the tournament,” read a statement from FIFA.
FIFA also ensures that the competition will later force each contestant and related parties to comply with existing health protocols.
“The introduction of a strict back-to-play protocol has facilitated the successful resumption of the continental club championships which are now scheduled to finish in late January 2021.
“As a result, the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February 2021, taking place in Qatar,”
Meanwhile, to note that until now there are only two teams that have confirmed tickets to the competition, out of a total of 7 teams that should be contestants.
The two teams include Bayern Munich as champions of the European Champions League. Then there is Al Duhail as the champion of the Qatar Stars League.
The plan is for the 2020 Club World Cup tournament to be held in Qatar which will also host the upcoming World Cup in 2022.