FIFA has announced China will host the very first edition of the new expanded Club World Cup in 2021
China is to host the first edition of the expanded Fifa Club World Cup in 2021 as announced by FIFA, with Fifa president Gianni Infantino describing it as "the first real and true [Club] World Cup".
Qatar will stage the final two editions of the seven-team tournament. 2019 competition begins on 11 December, with Liverpool entering at the semi-final stage a week later.
"It is a historic decision for football," FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, speaking at a FIFA council meeting in Shanghai. "The new [tournament] will be a competition which anyone who loves football is looking forward to. It is the first real and true Club World Cup where the best clubs will compete.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed that China, had been the only candidate to host the competition.