FIFA Membership World Cup 2020 – Information – Auckland Metropolis FC withdraw from FIFA Membership World Cup™
Regardless of FIFA’s common exchanges with the membership, New Zealand Soccer and the OFC in current days, the necessities of the New Zealand authorities in relation to isolation and quarantine transcend FIFA’s remit and, subsequently, it was not attainable to achieve an answer.
FIFA along with the Qatari authorities, will implement a complete medical and safety protocol offering the safeguards required to guard the well being and security of everybody concerned within the competitors.
Following the withdrawal of Auckland Metropolis, the FIFA Membership World Cup 2020™ shall be contested by Al-Duhail SC, Al Ahly SC, FC Bayern Munich, Ulsan Hyundai FC, Tigres UANL and the winners of the CONMEBOL Libertadores closing scheduled for 30 January. The primary-round match will now not happen and Al Duhail SC will start the competitors within the second spherical. The competitors format stays in any other case unchanged.
The draw to finalise the pairings will happen in Zurich on 19 January at 16:00 CET.