Bayern Munich Handed Club World Cup Path

Bayern Munich were amongst the six teams pulled out for the draw of the FIFA Club World Cup.

Bayern Munich Handed Route to Club World Cup Final

Club World Cup Victim of Pandemic

Originally rescheduled because of delays due to COVID-19, the tournament is set to start in Qatar on February 4, with the final taking place on February 11.

After the Oceanic representative, Auckland City pulled out, the tournament was reorganised to contain six sides in a knock-out format that pits the winners of the continental trophies against each other.

Bayern Munich (Europe), Al Ahly (Africa), Tigres UANL (North America), Ulsan Hyundai (Asia), Palmeiras or Santos (South America) and host nations Al Duhail will compete for the Club World Cup trophy.

Club World Cup Draw Lays Out Route for Clubs

Tigres UANL of Mexico have been drawn against South Korean side Ulsan Hyundai in the opening match.

Al Duhail will face Egyptian club Al Ahly in the second quarter-final fixture.

German and UEFA Champions League champions Bayern Munich will enter the tournament in the semi-final stage and have been drawn against the winner of Al Duhail vs Al Ahly.

Either Palmeiras or Santos, who compete for the chance to represent South America in the Copa Libertadores final on January 30 will take on the victors of Tigres UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai.

Fans to Return For the Tournament

FIFA confirmed earlier this month that supporters will be permitted for the tournament, but strict COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

One of a negative COVID-19 test or a positive antibody test must be presented on arrival at the stadium.

There will also be a ban on travelling supporters, with only residents able to purchase tickets.

Draw:

QF1: Tigres UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai

QF2: Al Duhail vs Al Ahly

SF1: Palmeiras/Santos vs Winner QF1

SF2: Bayern Munich vs Winner QF2

Final: Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2

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