Club World Cup dates announced; who can Chelsea draw?
In the new year, Chelsea will enter a sixth different competition this season, competing in the Club World Cup as Europe’s representative following their Champions League triumph. infoguidenigeria
Chelsea will soon find out who they could be coming up against in the United Arab Emirates, and ahead of the draw, we bring you everything you need to know about the tournament, which we will be aiming to win for the first time in their history…
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Who is competing in the Club World Cup?
A total of seven different clubs will feature in the competition: the six winners of each confederation’s continental cup, and the UAE league champions.
The six teams currently confirmed to be participating are:
Chelsea – UEFA Champions League winners
Al Hilal – AFC Champions League winners
Al Ahly – CAF Champions League winners
Monterrey – CONCACAF Champions League winners
Auckland City – OFC representatives
Al Jazira Club – UAE Pro League winners
Palmeiras – They beat fellow Brazilian side Flamengo, who had David Luiz in their defence, in the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday. They represent CONMEBOL.
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When is the Club World Cup draw?
The Blues’ official website has it that the draw to decide the fixtures of the 2021 Club World Cup will take place today (Monday 29 November) at 4pm UK time. It will be shown live on www.fifa.com, with John Terry helping conduct the draw in Zurich. jamb result
Who can Chelsea play in the Club World Cup?
The Blues will enter at the semi-final stage on a different side of the draw to Palmeiras, the CONMEBOL representatives.
Therefore, we could meet any of Al Hilal, Al Ahly, Monterrey, Auckland City, or Al Jazira Club in the semi-final. Those five clubs enter in either the first round (Auckland and Al Jazira) or the second round (Al Hilal, Al Ahly, and Monterrey).
When is the Club World Cup?
FIFA announced on Monday morning that the competition takes place between 3 and 12 February 2022.