The pandemic-delayed Membership World Cup can be performed subsequent yr in Qatar from Feb. 1-11, FIFA stated on Tuesday.
Solely two of the seven match locations — European champions Bayern Munich and Qatari champions Al-Duhail — have presently been determined. The 2020 Membership World Cup lineup needs to be accomplished after the Copa Libertadores closing in late January.
The FIFA-run membership match was initially scheduled for mid-December in Qatar, however the CONCACAF Champions League closing won’t be performed till Dec. 22 in Orlando, Florida, and the Asian Champions League closing is scheduled for Dec. 19 in Doha.
Qatar has confirmed its capacity to host video games safely, with the Asian Champions League being performed within the nation in a biosphere bubble because it resumed within the group stage in September.
The 2020 Membership World Cup was supposed to be the final version with solely seven groups.
FIFA’s plans to launch a 24-team model in China in June 2021 had been placed on maintain by the pandemic. That month is now taken for the European Championship and Copa America tournaments, which had been postponed by one yr.
FIFA may attempt for a June 2022 launch however all competitors calendars can be congested forward of the subsequent World Cup in November of that yr in Qatar.