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2021 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2021
Tournament details
Host country Japan
DatesDecember 2021
Teams(from 6 confederations)
2020
TBA

The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup will be the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation's league champions. The tournament will be hosted by Japan in December 2021.

Host appointment

Originally, an expanded Club World Cup in China was planned to be held in June and July 2021. However, due to fixture congestion caused by the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on football, the Tokyo Olympics, UEFA European Championship and Copa América were postponed from mid-2020 to mid-2021. As a result, FIFA announced in March 2020 that they would postpone the expanded Club World Cup to later in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

On 4 December 2020, the FIFA Council announced that the Club World Cup, using the previous format, would be held in late 2021 and hosted by Japan.

Qualified teams

Team Confederation Qualification Qualified date Participation
Entering in the semi-finals
? TBD CONMEBOL Winners of the 2021 Copa Libertadores 20 November 2021
England Chelsea UEFA Winners of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League 29 May 2021 2nd (Previous: 2012)
Entering in the second round
? TBD AFC Winners of the 2021 AFC Champions League 27 November 2021
? TBD CAF Winners of the 2020–21 CAF Champions League 17 July 2021
? TBD CONCACAF Winners of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League 28 October 2021
Entering in the first round
? TBD OFC Nominated by OFC 31 July 2021

(or earlier)

Japan TBD AFC (Hosts) Winners of the 2021 J1 League 4 December 2021

(or earlier)

Teams in contention

AFC berth

Winners of the 2021 AFC Champions League

Teams qualified for the round of 16

Teams qualified for the group stage

Teams qualified for the play-off round

CAF berth

Winners of the 2020–21 CAF Champions League

Teams qualified for the semi-finals

CONCACAF berth

Winners of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League

Teams qualified for the semi-finals

CONMEBOL berth

Winners of the 2021 Copa Libertadores

Teams qualified for the round of 16

OFC berth

As the 2021 OFC Champions League had been cancelled, the team nominated by the OFC will be confirmed no later than 31 July 2021.

Host berth

Winners of the 2021 J1 League

Venues

To be announced.

Squads

Main article: 2021 FIFA Club World Cup squads

Matches

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 December –                          
 Japan Host[A]     December –        
 OFC        First round winner  
December –
   Second round entrant[B]      
 Second round winner  
     Semi-finals entrant[C]    
December –
 Semi-finals winner  
December –
   Semi-finals winner  
 Second round entrant[B]  
December –
 Second round entrant[B]      
 Second round winner  
Fifth place Third place
     Semi-finals entrant[C]    
 Second round loser    Semi-finals loser  
 Second round loser    Semi-finals loser  
December – December –

Notes

  1. ^ If a team from Japan wins the AFC Champions League, the best-placed team outside of Japan in the AFC Champions League will be invited in place of the Japan league winners.
  2. ^ a b c To be determined based on draw (AFC / CAF / CONCACAF).
  3. ^ a b To be determined based on draw (CONMEBOL / UEFA).

External links

FIFA Club World Cup
Seasons

Brazil 2000 · Spain 2001 · Japan 2005 · Japan 2006 · Japan 2007 · Japan 2008 · UAE 2009 · UAE 2010 · Japan 2011 · Japan 2012 · Morocco 2013 · Morocco 2014 · Japan 2015 · Japan 2016 · UAE 2017 · UAE 2018 · Qatar 2019 · Qatar 2020 · Japan 2021 · China TBD

Finals

2000 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 ·

Squads

2000 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 ·

Qualification

AFC Champions League · CAF Champions League · CONCACAF Champions League · Copa Libertadores · OFC Champions League · UEFA Champions League

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