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The coronavirus forces FIFA to delay the new Club World Cup

Published:5/12/2020 - 15:01h

Updated:5/12/2020 - 15:01h

The new FIFA Club World Cup will not be played in 2021, as planned. The highest body of world football has announced that the tournament will be delayed indefinitely and that in 2021 the classic editions of 2020 and 2021 will be played

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The FIFA announced this past Friday that the new World-wide of Clubs​ will not play in 2021, as it was posed from a principle. The maximum organism of the world-wide football confirmed does more than a year his idea to contest this renewed Mundialito in June of 2021, in China. Nevertheless, everything it sucedido in the world in this 2020 has forced to change the plan from beginning to end.

The coronavirus is the causante of everything, since it is what caused that the leagues of a lot of countries had to stop during months. The pandemia forced to retouch the calendars of all the tournaments, that finish with the postponement of the Eurocopa to the 2021 and also with the one of the Glass America to this same year. Now, it is this competition the one who will suspend indefinitely.

As it has posed the FIFA, the new World-wide of Clubs, with 24 teams in place of the 7 of now, will play from 2023. In February of 2021, therefore, will play the edition of this past season, with the Bayern of Munich like European representative, and to finals of year the one of this year natural. Both tournaments will be with the classical format of 7 clubs and the one of the 24 will not be to within of some years.

Gianni Infantino left clear that in the FIFA still contemplate the new World-wide, but ensured that they still do not know when will be. "Still it is in the diary, simply have not decided when will take place", said. According to the calendar established, the ideal would be to play it in 2025, since in 2022 will be the World-wide of Qatar, in 2023 the Glass of Asia and in 2024 will go back to have Eurocopa and Glass America.

The operation of this new World-wide of Clubs

When the idea arose in 2019, posed that the championship went to have a total 24 participants, instead of seven as up to now. SAnd would find eight European applicants (the four more recent champions of the Champions and Europe League), six teams sudamericanos and nine squares between Africa, Centroamérica and Asia, that is to say, three for each federation. The remaining would be for Oceania.

In this sense, the tournament would organise in eight groups of three teams each one, with an alone pass to the eliminatory phase. Afterwards, there will be a phase to face or cross that would begin in the quarter-finals and that would have several stadiums. Until the moment, thinks that the prize for the winning club will be of some 100 million euros, although there is not at all clear and is for seeing which sucede by the pandemia.

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