The dates for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 have been set from 3rd to 12th February 2022.

A draw was held on Monday, 29 November 2021 in Zurich, to decide the eight matches to be played in total between the representatives of each confederation and the host country, UAE.

Chelsea will enter the competition at the last-four stage after beating Premier League rivals Manchester City in last season’s Champions League final.

Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal will play the winner of the opening match between hosts Al Jazira and New Zealand side Auckland, with the Blues awaiting the victors of that subsequent second-round clash.

In the other side of the draw, Egyptian club Al Ahly will take on Mexican side Monterrey for the chance to progress to a semi-final meeting with Copa Libertadores winner Palmeiras.