2021 FIFA Confederations Cup

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2021 FIFA Confederations Cup
Tournament details
Host country TBD
Dates June/July 2021
Teams (from 6 confederations)
2017
2025

The 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 11th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, is expected to be held in 2021, as a prelude to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

As is customary, the tournament was originally to be held in Qatar—host country of the 2022 World Cup. However, concerns surrounding Qatar's high temperatures during the summer period (which also led to calls for the World Cup to be moved from its traditional June/July scheduling to November/December) resulted in FIFA officially announcing on 25 February 2015 that it would move the 2021 Confederation Cup to another country of the Asian Football Confederation, so it could still be held during the traditional window of June/July 2021 without interrupting domestic leagues. As compensation, another FIFA tournament—potentially the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup, would be held in Qatar in November/December 2021 as the test event for the 2022 World Cup.[1][2]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Confederation Qualification Date of qualification secured Participation
TBD AFC host TBD TBD
TBD TBD 2018 FIFA World Cup winner[A] 8 July 2018 TBD
TBD AFC 2019 AFC Asian Cup winner[A] 2019 TBD
TBD CONCACAF Play-off match winner between 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner[A][B] mid-2019 or later TBD
TBD CONMEBOL 2019 Copa América winner[A] mid-2019 TBD
TBD OFC 2020 OFC Nations Cup winner[A] 2020 TBD
TBD UEFA UEFA Euro 2020 winner[A] mid-2020 TBD
TBD CAF 2021 Africa Cup of Nations winner[A] early 2021 TBD
  1. ^ a b c d e f g If this team is already qualified for the 2021 Confederations Cup, the runner-up will qualify.[citation needed]
  2. ^ If the same team wins both CONCACAF Gold Cups, it will qualify directly for the Confederations Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA strips Qatar of Confederations Cup". CBC Sports. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Late-November/late-December proposed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 24 February 2015. 

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