Denial of the Saudi Hilal to participate in the Club World Cup despite crowning the AFC Champions League


The Saudi club Al-Hilal, the champion of the last edition of the AFC Champions League 2019, received a new football shock, after it was confirmed that the leader did not participate in the FIFA Club World Cup in its new form, and is alleged to be held in China in 2021..

The UAE newspaper, Al-Ittihad, revealed that FIFA, refused to participate Al-Hilal, the 2019 AFC Champions League champion, as the third seat holder of the yellow continent in the expanded and upcoming edition of the FIFA Club World Cup..

The Emirati newspaper said, “FIFA” decided to increase the seats of the Asian clubs in the World Cup 2021, from 3.5 seats to 4 direct seats, and confirmed that the seats expected in the World Cup in its new form, will be by the seat of the host country represented in the Chinese league champion, and 3 seats for a champion, a runner-up and a owner The third ranking of the AFC Champions League 2020.

According to the latest changes, the Saudi clubs will be “Al-Hilal, Al-Nasr, Al-Ahly and Al-Taawun”, in front of a golden opportunity in the presence of two clubs at once in the next edition of the World Cup..

The 2020 edition of the AFC Champions League also witnesses, for the first time, the creation of two games to determine the third-place player, who will be held between the losers in the two semi-final matches, where the loser from the west loser from the east will meet in November, with the winner qualifying directly to the World Cup clubs , Hosted by China 2021 with 24 clubs participating.

Two groups will be increased in the next edition of the AFC Champions League 2021, to become 5 groups to the east, and the same to the west, instead of 4, as is the current form, and the number of seats for the best 6 national federations in the classification from each region will remain unchanged, but seats will be granted Additional for National Federations Ranked 7-10.

Starts a club Al-Hilal Saudi Club is at five in the third, Monday evening, campaign to defend the AFC Champions League title When the team of Shaher Khodro meets at the “Zabeel” stadium in Al Wasl Club in the Emirates, within the competitions of the first round of the group stage in the AFC Champions League 2020.

And Al-Hilal Saudi Club signed in the second group of the AFC Champions League accompanied by Al-Ahly Emirati youth and Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor and Shaher Khodro.

Al Hilal and its coach Razvan Lusescu are seeking to appear positively in their first matches in the empty version, being the champion in 2019..

At the same time, the AFC Champions League logo will be decorated with Al Hilal’s shirt after being crowned in the last edition at the expense of Japan’s Urawa in the first leg 1-0 and in the second leg 2-0.


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