2018 FIFA Club World Cup

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2018 FIFA Club World Cup
Tournament details
Dates December 2018
Teams 7 (expected) (from 6 confederations)
2017
2019

The 2018 FIFA Club World Cup will be the 15th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country.

Host bids[edit]

The application process for the 2017–2018 as well as the 2015–2016 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014.[1] Member associations interested in hosting must submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014.[2] The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014.[3]

The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:[4]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
TBD CONMEBOL Winners of the 2018 Copa Libertadores
TBD UEFA Winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League
Enter in the quarter-finals
TBD AFC Winners of the 2018 AFC Champions League
TBD CAF Winners of the 2018 CAF Champions League
TBD CONCACAF Winners of the 2017–18 CONCACAF Champions League
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
TBD OFC Winners of the 2017–18 OFC Champions League
TBD TBD (Host)[n 1] Winners of the 2018 league of host country
Notes
  1. ^ If a team from the host country win their continental tournament, the best-placed team outside the host country in the tournament will be invited in place of the host country league winner.

Matches[edit]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  –                          
 Host[A]            
 OFC        Winner Play-off  
   Entrant Quarter-final[B]      
 Winner Quarter-final  
     Entrant Semi-final[C]    
 Winner Semi-final  
   Winner Semi-final  
 Entrant Quarter-final[B]  
 Entrant Quarter-final[B]      
 Winner Quarter-final  
Fifth place Third place
     Entrant Semi-final[C]    
 Loser Quarter-final    Loser Semi-final  
 Loser Quarter-final    Loser Semi-final  
Notes
  1. ^ If a team from the host country win their continental championship, then the highest placed non-host country team of the continental championship will be invited in place of the host country league winner.
  2. ^ a b c To be determined based on draw (AFC / CAF / CONCACAF).
  3. ^ a b To be determined based on draw (CONMEBOL / UEFA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blatter: A legacy for the future". FIFA.com. 19 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bidding process opened for eight FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup". India.com. 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "High interest in hosting FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "We are bidding for Club World Cup: AIFF president". The Times of India. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 

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