2021 FIFA Confederations Cup won't be held in Qatar

Thursday February 26th, 2015

FIFA has announced the 2021 Confederations Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the region’s climate, FIFA announced.

Soccer's governing body has not made a final decision on where the tournament will be held.

The Confederations Cup is typically played in the country that hosts the World Cup the following year. The tournament's participants include the World Cup hosts, the defending World Cup champions, and winners of confederation competitions (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL OFC, UEFA).

A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be played in November and December, with a possible start date of Nov. 26. Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl reported last week that the 2022 World Cup was set for winter. 

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FIFA has also announced that the 2023 African Nations Cup will be June instead of January.

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