Mounir Rahouma (Dubai)
Tomorrow, “Monday”, will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, the draw for the FIFA Club World Cup, which will be hosted by Abu Dhabi in early 2022, at eight in the evening UAE time, and the event will be broadcast live on the FIFA website. The ceremony will be presented by Samantha Johnson, and Jaime Yarza will join her. FIFA’s director of competitions helps him draw the lottery for former Chelsea captain John Terry.
Seven clubs representing the world’s champions will participate in the tournament, namely Al-Jazira, the local champion in the Emirates, the Saudi Al-Hilal, the Asian champion, Al-Ahly of Egypt, the African champion, Chelsea, the European champion, Mexico’s Monterrey, the CONCACAF champion, and the Brazilian Palmeiras, the winner of the Copa Libertadores. And Auckland City of New Zealand, who was nominated by the executive committee of the Oceania Federation, after the cancellation of the Champions League there.
The “Abu Dhabi 2022” edition is the second in the history of the World Cup in which 3 Arab clubs participate, after the “2019 edition” which witnessed the presence of Al Hilal, Al Sadd, and Esperance, and Al Jazeera is the only one from the Emirates to appear for the second time in the tournament, where he participated Al-Ain, Al-Wahda and Al-Ahly youth once.