According to FIFA, they will work closely with Qatar to ensure sanitary measures for the 2020 Club World Cup in 2021
It should be noted that this year’s edition was expected to be the last with the current format, with a different configuration for 2021
It is uncertain if the date changes just revealed will affect the organization of future confederations events.
Although it is believed that the COVID-19 crisis is just one year old with the presumed patient zero, the health situation does not seem to have improved much. On the contrary, if the decisions of bodies such as FIFA are of any use, it is to show that the situation is just as complicated. According to Marca, the institution has revealed the new dates for the Qatar 2020 Club World Cup, which should have been held during this December.
Now, the soccer matches are expected to take place from February 1 to 11, 2021. The decision was made after FIFA consulted with the confederations and other “interest groups,” according to Marca. The decision to postpone the Club World Cup is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be noted that the health crisis began to worsen in regions such as the United States (USA) and Europe, as well as Latin America and Asia.
They are not the only changes that have been made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Marca, FIFA has also decided to cancel the 2020 editions of the U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups. While the Qatar Club World Cup will only be postponed for a couple of months, it does not appear that these cups will hold the tournament for this year. Costa Rica and India, respectively, will be the organizers in 2022 of the U-20 and U-17.
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