Education City and Ahmad Bin Ali stadiums to host FIFA Club World Cup 2020

Education City and Ahmad Bin Ali stadiums to host FIFA Club World Cup 2020

By QLSports

Following confirmation that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and related quarantine measures required by the New Zealand authorities, Auckland City FC will be unable to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup 2020, FIFA has adapted the competition’s match schedule.

The competition format remains unchanged, with the opening match forfeited. The tournament will now be staged at Education City and Ahmad Bin Ali stadiums, while Khalifa International Stadium, which was originally due to host two games, will not be used.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will stage the first match on February 4 at 17:00 local time (15:00 CET), and the FIFA Club World Cup champions will be crowned at Education City Stadium on February 11, kick-off 21:00 local time (19:00 CET).

The tournament will be contested by Al-Duhail SC, Al Ahly SC, FC Bayern Munich, Ulsan Hyundai FC, Tigres UANL and the winners of the CONMEBOL Libertadores final scheduled for January 30.

Following the withdrawal of Auckland City, the local team, Al-Duhail SC, will move directly to the second round.

The draw to finalize the pairings will take place in Zurich on January 19 at 18:00 Doha time.

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