Club World Cup in Qatar to host Liverpool games in 2022
Liverpool is set to play in a brand-new 2022 World Cup venue when they compete in December’s Club World Cup in Qatar. The match will be hosted in the new Education City Stadium in Doha.
The new Education City Stadium in Doha will host Liverpool’s semi-final on 18th December. On the same dates, the final of the next World Cup will take place.
Whether a win or lose, Liverpool will play in the same venue which will host the third-place play-off and the final on December 21st.
FIFA has moved the World Cup to a new slot in winter because of the oppressive summer heat in Qatar.
The Gulf nation is currently hosting the World Athletics Championships. Without forgetting, the Gulf nation has suffered criticism over the poor attendances at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha.
The Club World Cup will be the next major event there. Liverpool will be taking part as Europe’s representatives, having won the Champions League in May.
Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders automatically go into a semi-final. Here, they play local side, AL Sadd, managed by Spain great Xavi, Hienghene Sport of New Caledonia or Mexican side Monterey.
Qatar is using the 2019 and the 2020 Club World Cup tournaments as a testing ground for its hosting of the 2022 World Cup finals.
Having been inaugurated back in 1976, the stadium reopened in 2017 with a modernized view to the World Cup.
Liverpool now faces the prospect of playing 10 games in 29 days over Christmas. Keeping in mind they will play in Qatar on December 18 and December 21.
The Carabao Cup quarter-finals are scheduled for that particular week before Christmas. Liverpool will play their final Champions League group game the previous week.
Previously, the Reds were originally scheduled to visit West Ham on December 21. However, that has been postponed to accommodate their commitments in Qatar.