Due to the global spread of the new crown epidemic, the European Cup and the America’s Cup have been postponed for one year. The Club World Cup originally scheduled to be held in China from June 17 to July 4, 2021 will be the same as the European Cup and the Americas. The time of the Cup crashed, so it is inevitable to postpone it. FIFA gave China three time periods to choose. One is the second half of 2021 at the earliest, which is basically the same as November and December. One is 2022, and then 2023.
By the way, although there are many politicians in Japan, including Shinzo Abe, they have stated that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled. It’s just a wishful thinking. Due to the impact of the epidemic, the Japanese economy does not look good this year. The Japanese government needs the Olympics to revive the economy. However, if the epidemic is not fully contained in the world, no one will go to Japan to drive consumption. The Japanese What's the point of hosting the Olympics if you lose money there and make yells? The Tokyo Olympics is very likely to be postponed.
As everyone knows, the Club World Cup changed its format from 2021, from one year to four years. The team has expanded from the original 7 teams to 24 teams. 32 games. China will also be co-hosted by eight cities. There are Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shenyang, Dalian, Jinan, Hangzhou and Wuhan. Forget it in the southern coastal cities, and it feels almost like playing games in the northern winter. And then there will be the much-anticipated Winter Olympics. Hangzhou is also the host city of the Winter Olympics, so it is really busy.
Although there will be the Beijing Winter Olympics and Hangzhou Asian Games in 2022, the Beijing Winter Olympics will be held from February 4th to February 20th. The Hangzhou Asian Games will be held from September 10 to 25, and the Qatar World Cup will be held at the end of the year. There will be no events in the prime time period of June 2022, which can be said to be the best time to host. Even if the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee is also looking at the summer of 2022, it does not matter. The Tokyo Olympic Games were originally scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 this year. Moving to 2022 is about this time. There is no conflict with the time of the Club World Cup. And when other competitions are postponed for one year, it is only natural that the Club World Cup will be postponed for one year.
As for 2023, firstly, the time has been delayed too long, and in June of 2023, China will hold Asia The World Cup is also held in 10 cities, many of which are hosting the World Club Cup. For example, Shanghai, Tianjin and Dalian appear in the host city list of both the World Club Cup and the Asian Cup. Coupled with the large number of participating cities, adjustments are a little troublesome. Putting it in 2023 is not a good choice either.
At present, the postponement of the Club World Cup to June 2022 is a relatively reasonable time period. If this is true, then 2022 will be a super year for Chinese sports, with the Beijing Winter Olympics at the beginning of the year, the Summer Club World Cup, and the Autumn Asian Games. May drive a large wave of domestic tourism consumption. And if the Tokyo Olympics is really postponed to the end of July 2022, plus the Qatar World Cup at the end of the year, it will be a year that cannot be better for Chinese sports fans!
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