FIFA Announce Venue for Club World Cup
The body governing football in the world, FIFA, has announced the venue for the Club World Cup. The council confirmed that the United Arab Emirates will host the competition in early 2022.
FIFA confirmed the news on its website on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021. The competition which is hosted every year comprises champions of different continents along with the host nation.
Japan was the original host of the competition but pulled off last month because of the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in the country. South Africa, Qatar, and UAE were part of the countries identified for venues to host the competition, but the coronavirus situation in the country ruled them out.
Chelsea, Al Ahly, Auckland City, Al Jazira are already through to the competition while Monterrey-America, Al Hilal-Pohang, and Palmeiras-Flamengo will decide the final 3 qualifiers.