FIFA changes the date of the 2nd round of the Club World Cup

FIFA modified the Club World Cup calendar on Monday after the withdrawal of Auckland City from New Zealand due to the quarantine imposed in that country.

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FIFA modified the Club World Cup calendar on Monday after the withdrawal of Auckland City in New Zealand due to the quarantine imposed in that country and brought the second round forward to February 4, although the final remains on the 11th of the same month.In addition, the agency indicated in a statement that finally no match will be played at the International Jalifa stadium in Doha, where two matches were scheduled, without explaining the reasons for this change.In this way, all the matches of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will be played in the Qatari stadiums Ciudad de la Educación and Ahmad bin Ali, two of the fields where the 2022 World Cup will be played, as well as the International Jalifa.

Initially, the competition, which had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was to begin on the 1st of next month with the tie between the champion of the oceanic confederation and that of the host country, Al Duhali, already play the second on 5.

With the withdrawal of Auckland, that single match from what was to be the first round will be deemed the winner by Al Duhali, who will automatically advance to the second round, in which Egyptian Al Ahly SC (CAF champion) will also participate , the South Korean Ulsan Hyundai FC (AFC) and the Mexican Tigres UANL (CONCACAF) .

The draw for the pairings of this round will be held this Tuesday in Zurich at 4:00 p.m. (CET) .

The winners of those two games will face the champion of the Copa Libertadores, to be decided on January 30 between Brazilians Palmeiras and Santos, and Bayern Munich, as the winner of the last European Champions League.

On February 7, the match will be played in which the South American champion will play at 11:00 p.m. (CET) and the one that will decide fifth place (7:00 p.m. CET), while the one involving the German club will be on 8 at 23:00 (CET) .

Finally, on the 11th, the match for third place (18:00 CET) and the final (23:00 CET) will be played at the Ciudad de la Educación Stadium.

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