The 2019 and the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will be celebrated in Qatar to test the countries’ preparations ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
For the first time ever, Qatar will host the FIFA Club World Cup next December.
From December 11th to the 21st, the future host of the 2020 FIFA World Cup will be able to test how ready it is by hosting the champions of every continental tournament.
Give teams have already qualified to the competition: UEFA Champions League winner Liverpool, CAF Champions League king Esperance de Tunis, CONCACAF Champions League conqueror Monterrey, OFC Champions League victor Hienghene Sport, and the current champions of the Qatar Stars League, Al-Sadd.
Two more clubs will be able to join the competition if they win their continental finals: One from the AFC Champions League where eight teams are competing, and one from the Copa Libertadores in South America where four teams are right now in the Semifinals.
And today with the presence of former England national team hero, Michael Owen, FIFA drew the matches ahead of the tournament.
The tournament is played by seven teams out of six confederations.
Because of this, the competition is divided into First Round, Second Round, Semifinals, and Final; with two extra matches to decide the Fifth and Third placed clubs.
The First Round match will be played between local Qatari team Al-Saad and the club from New Caledonia.
The winners will play in the Second Round against Mexican side Rayados.
The other match in the second round will be played between the AFC Winner and Tunisian ES Tunis.
Meanwhile, Liverpool seats in the Semifinals waiting for the winner of the showdowns between Qatari, Caledonian and Mexican teams.
The competition’s Final is set to be played on December 21st. And the stadiums and cities are yet to be announced.