Chelsea’s Membership World Cup marketing campaign later this 12 months will now be relocated after Japan pulled out of internet hosting the match.
After beating Manchester City within the Champions League ultimate after which Sevilla within the Tremendous Cup, Thomas Tuchel’s aspect have been set to participate within the Membership World Cup in Japan in December.
Nonetheless, this can now be re-arranged because of the match’s hosts, Japan, being unable to accommodate the competitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Fifa can affirm that it has been knowledgeable as we speak by the Japan Soccer Affiliation (JFA) that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and internet hosting state of affairs within the nation, they’re now not ready to host the Fifa Membership World Cup 2021,” an announcement from Fifa learn.
“Fifa wish to thank the JFA for his or her work and dedication and appears ahead to going again to Japan sooner or later.
“Additional particulars about another host for the Fifa Membership World Cup 2021 might be introduced by Fifa in the end.”
Chelsea are one in every of three groups who’ve at the moment certified for the match, together with Egyptian aspect Al Ahly and Auckland City of New Zealand.
There have been experiences that the competitors might now be moved to Qatar – who’ve hosted it for the previous two years.
As hosts of subsequent 12 months’s World Cup, the Membership World Cup could possibly be used as preparation for that.
Chelsea might be trying to comply with in Liverpool’s footsteps after their success on this match in 2019.
They defeated Brazilian aspect Flamengo within the ultimate in Doha, with Roberto Firmino’s extra-time strike being the deciding purpose.
Chelsea competed within the Membership World Cup after successful the Champions League in 2012 however have been crushed 1-Zero by Brazilian aspect Corinthians within the ultimate.
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