Club World Cup in Qatar moved to February

Club World Cup in Qatar moved to February

FIFA has confirmed the Club World Cup will take place in February 2021, rather than December this year. The annual event, which is being staged in Qatar, is traditionally held at the end of the year and had been scheduled to begin next month. However, FIFA said that is not feasible because of “the disruptive effect of the pandemic on the confederations’ continental club championships that serve as a pathway for the event”. It will instead be staged from February 1 to February 11. European champions Bayern Munich and Al-Duhail, the 2019-20 Qatar Stars League winners, are the only confirmed participants so far. The 2021 tournament will be the last before the expanded competition, which is due to replace the Confederations Cup on the football calendar, is first held

Liverpool 1-0 Flamengo: Reaction as Roberto Firmino Makes Reds World Champions

Liverpool won their first ever Club World Cup as they beat Brazilian outfit Flamengo in Doha, Qatar thanks to Roberto Firmino's winner in extra time. The Reds had a goal disallowed for offside when Mohamed Salah slotted in, while Jordan Henderson forced a great save from Diego Alves with a well-struck curler from distance. Drama ensued towards the end of regulation time when Sadio Mane was brought down by Rafinha as the Senegal international charged through on goal, only for a VAR intervention to lead referee Abdulrahman Al Jassim to overturn his original decision. It was all a bit bonkers, really. Liverpool eventually broke the deadlock in extra time as Flamengo tired when Mane broke free and set up Firmino, who sidestepped a few challenges before smashing into