FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Qatar in February

VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE FROM QATAR / LIVERPOOL WITH CLUB WORLD CUP TROPHY / BAYERN MUNICH TRAINING

SHOWS: ZURICH SWITZERLAND (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. VARIOUS OF FIFA SIGN

2. FIFA FLAGS

DOHA, QATAR (FILE) (QATAR 2022 VNR - ACCESS ALL)

3. VARIOUS OF FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO, LOOKING AT VENUE FOR 2022 WORLD CUP IN QATAR

DOHA, QATAR (DECEMBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

4. VARIOUS OF STAGE IN FAN ZONE

5. VARIOUS OF FANS DRINKING BEER IN CLUB WORLD CUP FAN ZONE

6. FANS WALKING THROUGH FAN ZONE

7. VARIOUS FANS IN ARAB DRESS DANCING IN FRONT OF CAMERA

DOHA, QATAR (DECEMBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

8. DOHA SKYLINE

9. VARIOUS OF WOODEN BOATS IN HARBOUR

10. QATAR FLAG

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 22, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

11. LIVERPOOL CAPTAIN, JORDAN HENDERSON, EXITING THE PLANE WITH THE CLUB WORLD CUP TROPHY IN HAND

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12. BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK, SMILING DURING TRAINING SESSION

13. BAYERN MUNICH PLAYERS JOGGING ON PITCH

14. STRIKER, ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI, JOGGING

15. LEWANDOWSKI WITH BALL AT HIS FEET WHILE JOGGING BEFORE PASSING IT TO PHILIPPE COUTINHO

16. AERIAL OF TRAINING IN PROGRESS AT THE ESTADIO DA LUZ

17. STRIKER, THOMAS MUELLER, AT TRAINING

18. MUELLER WARMING UP ALONGSIDE TEAM MATES

19. TRAINING SESSION IN PROGRESS

20. DEFENDER, JEROME BOATENG, AT TRAINING SESSION

STORY: The FIFA Club World Cup, originally planned for December, will now be held from Feb. 1 to Feb. 11 in Doha, Qatar, organisers FIFA said on Tuesday (November 17).

The tournament brings together the six continental champions from across the world, with European Champions League winners Bayern Munich the first to have qualified.

Last season's tournament ended with Liverpool beating Brazilian club Flamengo in the final.

FIFA did not state if supporters would be able to attend any of the games noting only that "In line with FIFA's International Match Protocol, FIFA and the host country will provide the required safeguards for the health and safety of all involved."

A new expanded 24-team Club World Cup was due to be held in June/July 2021 in China but coronavirus-related delays to Euro 2020 and the Copa America, which will be held a year late, have led to the postponement of that plan.

(Production: Andy Ragg)

Video Transcript

- Football has been hit very hard by the corona punch.

- The helmet and so on, and then we go directly to the stadium.

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- Here in our 11th day at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Fan every day from 2:00PM until midnight. Enjoy.

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