2017 FIFA Club World Cup

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2017 FIFA Club World Cup
كأس العالم للأندية كرة القدم 2017
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates December 2017
Teams 7 (expected) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) TBA (in TBA host cities)
2016
2018

The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup will be the 14th 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. The tournament will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014,[4] but the final decision was delayed until the FIFA's executive committee meetings on 19–20 March 2015.[5]

The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:[6]

The United Arab Emirates was officially announced as hosts of the 2017 and 2018 tournaments on 21 March 2015.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
TBD CONMEBOL Winners of the 2017 Copa Libertadores
TBD UEFA Winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League
Enter in the quarter-finals
TBD AFC Winners of the 2017 AFC Champions League
TBD CAF Winners of the 2017 CAF Champions League
TBD CONCACAF Winners of the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
TBD OFC Winners of the 2016–17 OFC Champions League
United Arab Emirates TBD AFC (Host)[n 1] Winners of the 2016–17 UAE Arabian Gulf League
Notes
  1. ^ If a team from the UAE wins the AFC Champions League, the best-placed team outside of the UAE in the AFC Champions League will be invited in place of the UAE league winner.

Venues[edit]

To be announced.

Matches[edit]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  –                          
 United Arab Emirates 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 UAE wins the AFC Champions League, the best-placed team outside of the UAE in the AFC Champions League will be invited in place of the UAE 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. ^ a b "2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in November/December". FIFA.com. 21 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Blatter: A legacy for the future". FIFA.com. 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bidding process opened for eight FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 19 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup". India.com. 15 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "FIFA Executive committee meeting agenda now available". FIFA. 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2015-03-18. 
  6. ^ "High interest in hosting FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 9 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "We are bidding for Club World Cup: AIFF president". The Times of India. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 

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