- The 2021 FIFAe Club World Cup will take place online, February 24-28
- The format by zones and the financial endowment of the competition are now known
- A winner will be crowned in each zone
FIFA today unveiled the format and financial allocation for the 2021 FIFAe Club World Cup ™. EA SPORTS FIFA’s biggest club competition of the year will bring together 42 teams from six zones from February 24-28.
Teams will compete against each other for one of the circuit’s most coveted prizes. On the financial level, the figures announced are enough to whet the appetites of the players: the finalists of the six zones will share 245,000 USD, to which must be added 105,000 USD distributed at the end of the online qualifications. For the safety of players and supporters, the competition will take place online, from the players’ homes or the headquarters of their respective clubs. More than 480 teams were present on the starting line, when the qualifiers for the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 began; only the best of them will advance to the zone finals. For more information on the organization of qualifying, go here.
The names of the participants will be known at the end of the last week of qualifying, on January 22, in Zones 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. In Zone 4, you will have to wait to find out the results of the play-offs, played on January 28. Results and rankings are available on FIFA.gg.
The zonal finals will be streamed live on FIFA digital channels, including FIFA.gg. Below you will find more specific information on the competition format and financial endowment.
- Feb 24 : Group stage of Zones 4 and 5
- 25 Feb : Group stage of Zones 1, 2, 4 and 6
- 26 Feb. : Zone 3 group stage and Zone 4 and 5 knockout matches
- Feb. 27 : Finals of Zones 1, 3 and 5
- 28 feb. : Finals of Zones 2, 4 and 6
The competition in detail: One final and one winner per Zone
In Zones 1, 2, 3 and 6, four (4) teams will take part in a classic group stage. At this point, all matches will be played on a best of two sets (BO2). In each Zone, the first two (2) of the classification will advance to the final, contested in the best of five heats (BO5).
In Zone 4, fourteen (14) teams divided into two (2) sections will take part in a classic group stage. At this point, all matches will be played on a best of two sets (BO2). Four (4) clubs from each group will advance to the knockout matches. The quarterfinals and semi-finals will be played on the best of three sets (BO3). The final will pit the two best teams from Zone 4 against the best of five sets (BO5).
In Zone 5, twelve (12) teams divided into four (4) sections will take part in a classic group stage. At this point, all matches will be played on a best of two sets (BO2). Two (2) clubs from each group will advance to the knockout matches. The quarterfinals and semi-finals will be played on the best of three sets (BO3), while the final will be played on the best of five sets (BO5).
The teams involved in the Finals by Zones will share the total sum of 245,000 USD. The distribution will be made according to the number of participating teams in each Zone.
In addition, after the online qualifiers, an additional prize of USD 105,000 will be paid before the start of the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021.
Participating teams and regions by Zone
The online qualifying results for the FIFAe Club World Cup are available at FIFA.gg.