Chelsea news - FIFA confirm relocated 2021 Club World Cup will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates in early 2022
Thomas Tuchel's Champions League winners will be headed for the Middle Eastern country, which has hosted the competition on four previous occasions, most recently in 2018. Original hosts Japan withdrew due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus. Chelsea will enter at the semi-final stage, with Al Ahly and Auckland City already qualified and set to be joined by Emirati champions Al Jazira Club.
The FIFA World Club Cup trophy after the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 match between ES Tunis and Al Ain on December 15, 2018 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
All fixtures have previously been held in either Abu Dhabi or Al-Ain, with Champions League winners Chelsea set for a visit to sunnier climes in the opening months of next year, though dates are to be finalised.