Reporter Ahn Young-joon = The match and schedule for the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Morocco in February have been confirmed. Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia), representing Asia, will meet African champion Widad Casablanca (Morocco).
FIFA confirmed and announced the draw for the Club World Cup on the 13th (Korean time).
This competition, which gathers champions from each continent to determine the best soccer club in the world, has a somewhat unusual operating method. All teams do not start the tournament the same, and the European and South American champions join from the quarterfinals, and so on.
First of all, in the first round, which will be held on February 2, Al-Ahli (Egypt), second in Africa, and Auckland City (New Zealand), the Oceania champion, will meet.
The second round, which will be held on the 5th, will consist of the winner of the first round, North and Central America champion Seattle Sounders (USA), Casablanca and Al-Hilal.
Afterwards, the winner of the match between Seattle and the North and Central America champions will play the European champion Real Madrid (Spain), and the winner of Al-Hilal and Casablanca will play the South American champion Flamengo (Brazil) in the semifinals on the 8th and 9th, respectively. The finals and 3rd and 4th place matches will be held on the 12th.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, which will determine the Asian representative, has not yet identified the 2022 championship winner due to the schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Therefore, in Asia, Al-Hilal, the winning team in 2021, will go out. 토토사이트
This is a more disappointing result for Pohang Steelers, a K-League team that finished runner-up after losing a match at the time. For Al-Hilal, former national team defender Jang Hyun-soo is playing.
Meanwhile, FIFA is pushing to expand and reorganize the teams participating in the Club World Cup from the next tournament, and change it to a method that is held every four years with 32 teams participating like the World Cup.