2018 FIFA Club World Cup

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2018 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018
presented by Alibaba Cloud
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
الإمارات العربية المتحدة 2018
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates 12–22 December
Teams 7 (expected) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) TBA (in TBA host cities)
2017

The 2018 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 presented by Alibaba Cloud for sponsorship reasons)[1] 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. The tournament will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates from 12 to 22 December 2018.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5] The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014,[6] but the final decision was delayed until the FIFA's executive committee meetings on 19–20 March 2015.[7]

The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:[8]

The United Arab Emirates was officially announced as hosts of the 2017 and 2018 tournaments on 21 March 2015.[2]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Confederation Qualification Qualified date Participation (bold indicates winners)
Enter in the semi-finals
TBD CONMEBOL Winners of the 2018 CONMEBOL Libertadores 28 November 2018
TBD UEFA Winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League 26 May 2018
Enter in the quarter-finals
TBD AFC Winners of the 2018 AFC Champions League 10 November 2018
TBD CAF Winners of the 2018 CAF Champions League November 2018
TBD CONCACAF Winners of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League May 2018
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
TBD OFC Winners of the 2018 OFC Champions League May 2018
United Arab Emirates TBD AFC (Hosts)[n 1] Winners of the 2017–18 UAE Pro-League By May 2018
Notes
  1. ^ If a team from the UAE wins the AFC Champions League, the runners-up of the AFC Champions League will be invited in place of the UAE league winners.

Teams in contention[edit]

CONCACAF berth[edit]

Winners of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League

Teams qualified for the round of 16

OFC berth[edit]

Winners of the 2018 OFC Champions League

Teams qualified for the group stage
Teams qualified for the qualifying stage

UEFA berth[edit]

Winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League

Teams qualified for the round of 16
Teams qualified for the group stage

Host berth[edit]

Winners of the 2017–18 UAE Pro-League

Venues[edit]

To be announced.

Matches[edit]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  –                          
 United Arab Emirates Hosts[A]            
 OFC        Winners Play-off  
   Entrants Quarter-final[B]      
 Winners Quarter-final  
     Entrants Semi-final[C]    
 Winners Semi-final  
   Winners Semi-final  
 Entrants Quarter-final[B]  
 Entrants Quarter-final[B]      
 Winners Quarter-final  
Fifth place Third place
     Entrants Semi-final[C]    
 Losers Quarter-final    Losers Semi-final  
 Losers Quarter-final    Losers 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 winners.
  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]

External links[edit]