Auckland City FC from New Zealand will not play the next edition of the Club World Cup, to be held in Qatar from February 1 to 11, by the restrictions of the authorities of your country due to the pandemic of coronavirus. “Auckland City FC announced on Friday 15 January to FIFA that, because of the coronavirus pandemic and mandatory quarantine established by the New Zealand authorities, you will not be able to participate at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup“said FIFA this Friday.
The agency noted that “during the last days” had been “in permanent contact “with the ocean team, the New Zealand Federation of Football and with the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), but that “the measures established by the New Zealand authorities (isolation and quarantine) prevail over the FIFA stipulations on the matter,
so it has been impossible to find a satisfactory solution“. FIFA reported that no team will replace Auckland City, so the local Al Duhail will debut in the second round directly. In addition, the German Bayern, the champion of the Copa Libertadores who will come out of the winner between the Brazilian Santos and Palmeiras, the Egyptian Al Ahly, the South Korean Ulsan Hyundai and the Mexican Tigres UANL will participate.
Finally, he recalled that, “in collaboration with the Qatari authorities”, going to develop “an exhaustive health and safety protocol with which guarantees the safeguarding of the health and safety of all and each one of the people involved in this tournament “.
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