2021 FIFA Confederations Cup

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2021 FIFA Confederations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryTbd
DatesJune/July 2021
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)

The 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup is expected to be the 11th FIFA Confederations Cup tournament. It will take place sometime in June and/or July.

Host selection[change | change source]

Qatar (host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup) was originally going to be the host for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament. Because Qatar is so hot, the 2022 FIFA World Cup was moved to November instead of June/July. On 25 February 2015, FIFA decided to move the 2021 Confederations tournament to another country in the AFC, so it could still be held during the usual months of June/July 2021.[1]

Possible replacement[change | change source]

In October 2017, FIFA planned to get rid of the Confederations Cup by 2021 in favor of an expanded FIFA Club World Cup and move the latter from December to June, holding it every four years.[2] There is also a proposal to introduce a global "Nations League", intended to emulate the UEFA Nations League and the CONCACAF Nations League.[3]

Teams[change | change source]

Team Confederation Why they qualified
Tbd AFC Host
 France UEFA 2018 FIFA World Cup winners
 Qatar AFC 2019 AFC Asian Cup winners
Tbd CONMEBOL 2019 Copa América winners
Tbd CONCACAF 2019 CONCACAF Cup winners
Tbd OFC 2020 OFC Nations Cup winners
Tbd UEFA UEFA Euro 2020 winners
Tbd CAF 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Winners

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA strips Qatar of Confederations Cup". CBC Sports. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. "Expanded Club World Cup could replace Confederations Cup – Infantino". ESPN. 28 October 2017.
  3. "FIFA Propose New 'Final 8' World Cup Tournament as Part of the International Football Reform". SI.com. 2 May 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]