According to the Spanish press, FIFA is expected to announce the postponement of its Club World Cup to the summer of 2022 shortly after the World Cup in Qatar.
The decision will be official shortly: FIFA will postpone the first edition of its Club World Cup in China in the summer of 2022, in the wake of the World Cup in Qatar, the first to take place in winter, the Spanish newspaper understands. AS. This is to avoid an impossible calendar in the summer of 2021 with the organization of Euro 2020, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“FIFA has decided to postpone the first edition of the new Club World Cup by one year, to which the continental champions of the past four seasons will participate,” said AS.com.
“The Super World Cup was announced for June 2021, but the Covid-19 pandemic has forced FIFA to delay the Euro by one year, a tournament that will occupy the dates reserved for the Club World Cup. It will soon be official, and FIFA will announce the first edition of Super24 (the commercial name envisaged) for the month of June 2022, in China, “the Madrid daily said.
In addition, if this decision is approved, the second edition of the Super24 should start in the summer of 2025, a year before the World Cup that the United States, Mexico and Canada will jointly organize. The format will also be new: FIFA’s decision is that the tournament will be divided into eight groups of three teams. Only the first of the three will qualify to play the quarterfinals. From there, games will go through knockout stages to the final.