Asian champions Al-Hilal set to discover 2021 FIFA Club World Cup opponents

Asian champions Al-Hilal set to discover 2021 FIFA Club World Cup opponents
The six continental champions and Al-Jazira of hosts UAE will enter the draw for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup next week. (Twitter: @Alhilal_EN)
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Updated 25 November 2021

Asian champions Al-Hilal set to discover 2021 FIFA Club World Cup opponents

Asian champions Al-Hilal set to discover 2021 FIFA Club World Cup opponents
  • Newly crowned AFC Champions League winners join other continental champs, UAE side Al-Jazira in Monday’s draw

RIYADH: Football’s international governing body FIFA has announced that the draw for the upcoming 2021 Club World Cup in the UAE will take place on Monday, Nov. 29.

The draw will include newly crowned AFC Champions League winners Al-Hilal after the Riyadh giants defeated Pohang Steelers of South Korea on Tuesday night in the continental showpiece final.

Also taking part will be Al-Jazira as champions of host nation the UAE, along with the champions of Europe, Africa, and North America, Chelsea, Al-Ahly of Egypt, and Monterrey of Mexico, respectively, plus Auckland City, the Oceania representative.

The lineup will be completed on Saturday when Palmeiras and Flamengo contest the all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores final, the winner of which will be crowned the champions of South America.

The FIFA Club World Cup traditionally takes place at the end of the calendar year, but the 2021 edition will be played in the Emirates early next year.