2021 FIFA Confederations Cup

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2021 FIFA Confederations Cup
Tournament details
Host country TBA (AFC member)
Dates June/July 2021
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) TBA (in TBA host cities)
2017
2025

The 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup is scheduled to be the 11th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organized by FIFA. It is expected to be held in 2021, as a prelude to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Host selection[edit]

As is customary, the tournament was originally to be held in Qatar — host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as announced on 2 December 2010 after the country was awarded the hosting rights of the 2022 World Cup. However, concerns arose 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). This is the first edition, since the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, that the tournament host is not hosting the next FIFA World Cup.

On 25 February 2015, this resulted in FIFA officially announcing that it would move the 2021 Confederations 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]

The eight competing teams will be the hosts, the reigning World Cup champions, and the six holders of the FIFA confederation championships. If any team qualifies for multiple berths (e.g. if the World Cup champions also won their continental championship), the next best-placed team from their continental championship qualifies.

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance in tournament1
Qatar AFC Host TBD TBD
TBD TBD 2018 FIFA World Cup winner[A] 15 July 2018 TBD
TBD AFC 2019 AFC Asian Cup winner[A] early 2019 TBD
TBD CONCACAF 2019 CONCACAF Cup winner
(play-off 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] mid 2020 TBD
TBD UEFA UEFA Euro 2020 winner[A] June–July 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.

Venues[edit]

To be announced.

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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