After the Organizers were thrown into disarray when Japan relinguished their duties to host the competition due to Covid-19 pandemic issues, the United Arab Emirates have stepped in to offer their services for host duties of FIFA’s most decorated competition for club sides.
Already, English giants and UEFA Champions League current holders, Chelsea FC have already booked their spot for the competition after beating fellow English side, Manchester City one nil in the final in Porto back in May.
Other contenders in competition include, African Champions in the CAF Champions league, Egyptian side Al Aly and also, Auckland FC from New Zealand.
Only three contenders have been confirmed so far with winners of the Copa Libertadores, the AFC Champions League and the winners of the CONCACAF Champions League yet to be decided but will all enter, along with the winners of the host’s national league.
South Africa has previously indicated to host the competition but have issues over Coronavirus.
It is also rummored that 2022 World Cup holders Qatar could be given the nod by FIFA to host the competition as a precursor to the 2022 World Cup but so far, UAE have made a formal expression to host the tournament for the fifth time.