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FIFA Club World Cup could be coming to the United States

The next FIFA Club World Cup could be coming to the United States.  According to recent reports, the international governing body of soccer eyes a new venue for the tournament. Previously, the frontrunners for hosting were China and the United Arab Emirates. Nevertheless, neither country reached a final agreement with FIFA.

There is no indication as to what cities would host games in the Club World Cup in the United States.

As of early September, no final decision of official. However, the United States moved to the head of the line when it comes to hosting the competition. If secured, it would take place likely in February of 2023. Traditionally, the tournament occurs in December of each year. Yet, FIFA bumped the last two competitions into February of the following year, and the ‘2022’ version looks to follow suit.

Scheduling the Club World Cup

Scheduling dates for the upcoming Club World Cup are something to keep an eye on. It makes sense to put the FIFA Club World Cup in December of each year, as it pits that year’s continental winners against one another. However, with the World Cup set for November and December, FIFA likely does not want to stack tournaments in quick succession. The likely timeframe for the tournament in 2023 falls into Feb 6-12, a good two months removed from the World Cup.

The United States is being considered as the host for the Club World Cup in February 2023, per @As_TomasRoncero pic.twitter.com/4T81xFwWlp

— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 9, 2022

Even then, certain competitions have schedule constraints. The UEFA Champions League knockout stage takes place Feb. 14 and 15. In Spain, the Copa del Rey looks set for the eighth and ninth of the same month. Real Madrid is a likely contender in both of these competitions. Plus, it represents UEFA at the Club World Cup. Consequently, February would be a hectic month, to say the least, for Los Blancos. The simple solution for this scenario would be for the Spanish Football Federation…

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Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2022-09-10 14:46:54

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