The FIFA Club World Cup is about to start, after the international competition had to be re-scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite it was going to be played in December, as every year, FIFA was forced to move it to the second month of the year, and finally it will take place between February 4 and February 11.
There are six teams qualified: Bayern Munich (UEFA), Palmeiras (CONMEBOL), Tigres UANL (CONCACAF), Ulsan Hyundai (AFC), Al-Ahly (CAF) and Al-Duhail (Qatar). This last was one was added as the competition will take place in Qatar, as well as the next edition will do.
The first match for Tigres will be against Ulsan Hyundai and, if they qualify, they will have the hard mission to beat Palmeiras, the Copa Libertadores winner. In the other side, Al-Duhail will face Al-Ahly and the winner will have to play against Bayern Munich, last winner of the Champions League.
FIFA has already confirmed the prices that will be given to all the teams in the competition, with a total of $16 million. The last two teams will earn $1 million, the fourth will take $2 million, the third one $3 million, the second one $4 million and the champion $5 million.
The FIFA Club World Cup has been changing its format, until reaching how it is nowadays, despite for the next edition it is expected a new change. However, since 2013, the winner of the international tournament has always been a European team, being the last winner from other place of the world Corinthians.