January 16 – The seven-team Membership World Cup Morocco 2022 will kick off in Tangier on the multi-use 65,000 capability Tangier Stadium on February 1.
The opening sport might be between CAF Champions League runners-up Al Ahly and Auckland Metropolis, holders of the OFC Champions League who might be competing at their 12th Membership World Cup.
The winners will progress to spherical 2 and tackle Seattle Sounders from the MLS, the Concacaf Champions League winners, on February 4, additionally in Tangier. The winners of that match keep in Tangier to face Conmebol’s Copa Libertadores winners Flamengo, who enter the competitors on the semi-final stage.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who was current for the attract Rabat final Friday stated: “Thanks to Morocco for internet hosting the champions of all of the continents for what might be an important version of the FIFA Membership World Cup in February.
“When the champions of all of the continents meet to crown the champion of the planet, the champion of the world, it is a special day, and this can happen in a really particular nation, in an amazing soccer setting. We’re wanting very a lot ahead to [coming] to Rabat and to Tangier, to go to a complete nation.”
On the opposite facet if the draw CAF Champions League winners Wydad from Morocco, will meet Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia within the second spherical on the 52,000 capability Prince Moulay Abdella Stadium in Rabat.
The winner of that match will then face UEFA Champions League winners Actual Madrid within the semi-final in Rabat.
The ultimate will even be performed in Rabat on February 11.
Fouzi Lekjaa, the Moroccan Soccer Affiliation President, stated: “That is additionally a possibility to specific the need of our folks and of our Kingdom to be amongst these keen to host soccer’s best occasions. We’ve at all times had this need, and we are going to proceed to specific it with much more dedication, enthusiasm, work and improvement. Lengthy reside soccer, lengthy reside FIFA, lengthy reside the Kingdom of Morocco.”
Contact the author of this story at moc.l1673834704labto1673834704ofdlr1673834704owedi1673834704[email protected]1673834704osloh1673834704cin.l1673834704uap1673834704