FIFA is currently exploring the possibility of holding the event in January or February.
FIFA plans to postpone the Club World Cup until early next year due to concerns over the pandemic, people familiar with the plan said.
Coronavirus-related restrictions led Japan to pull out of a seven-team tournament in December this year, and then South Africa withdrew due to the need to vaccinate more people in the country.
People reported that FIFA is currently exploring the possibility of hosting the event in January or February. Associated Press… They spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to discuss ongoing negotiations.
Qatar is an option – as in February when Bayern Munich won the postponed 2020 championship in Doha – to help the Gulf country test the venues for the men’s national teams World Cup, which starts in November 2022.
FIFA is already due to host the Arab Cup tournament in Qatar in December in preparation for the World Cup. The Club World Cup could attract more fans from all over the world and Chelsea will win the Champions League. This will disrupt the Premier League weekend for the West London club, as it would if the tournament had been played as planned in December.
The 24-team Expanded Club World Cup was scheduled to debut this year in China, but it was postponed because the pandemic required the national teams to be rescheduled for June and FIFA was unable to raise the necessary funding for the planned four-year tournament. Thus, the format of the seven teams was extended for another year, and the six continental club champions joined the domestic league winner from the host country.