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20 Oct 2021

John McAuley, The National (UAE)

Abu Dhabi to host 2021 Fifa Club World Cup starring Chelsea, Al Jazira and five more

Abu Dhabi has been confirmed as host of the 2021 Fifa Club World Cup.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino announced the news at the world governing body’s council meeting on Wednesday. The 2021 tournament was originally set to take place in Japan in December, but the Japan Football Association withdrew last month citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

No new date for the Abu Dhabi competition has been confirmed, although The National understands that a slot in February is under consideration.