Fifa has confirmed that the club’s world championships Chelsea will also join in the tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates in early 2022 after host Japan withdrew.
This year’s tournament features champions from different continents. At the club level with the host country’s champion team. Chelsea have the right to play as the Champions League champions.
The date program for the new FIFA Club World Cup tournament has yet to be announced.
The tournament was originally hosted by Japan. But they withdrew last month due to the number of coronavirus cases. in the country is still at a high level
South Africa, Qatar and the UAE were quick to offer themselves as new hosts. But South Africa had also announced two weeks ago that it had a serious COVID-19 pandemic and had to withdraw.
Qatar is also scheduled to host the Arab Cup in the first half of December.
The exact dates of the rearranged Club World Cup are still to be announced. Though FIFA indicated the competition will be staged in 2022, with Champions League winners Chelsea set to feature.
Thomas Tuchel’s Blues will face Egyptian side Al Ahly and New Zealand’s Auckland City, who are part of a 10-team roster for FIFA’s showpiece club event.
FIFA, in 2020, had already selected Japan as host for the seven-club event. After an expanded 24-team tournament – originally scheduled for China in June 2021 – was delayed due to coronavirus issues.