FOOTBALL EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2022
2022 FIFA WORLD CUP
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia.
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (also referred to as AFCON 2021 or CAN 2021), is the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament is being hosted by Cameroon, and taking place from 9 January to 6 February 2022.
UEFA LEAGUE OF NATIONS
The 2022–23 UEFA Nations League will be the third season of the UEFA Nations League, an international association football competition involving the men’s national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA. The competition will be held from June to September 2022 (league phase), June 2023 (Nations League Finals), and March 2024 (relegation play-outs).
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP
The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup is scheduled to be the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions. The tournament will be held from 3 to 12 February 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
The 2021–22 UEFA Champions League is the 67th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 30th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League. The final will be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
The 2021–22 UEFA Europa League is the 51st season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 13th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. The final will be played at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville, Spain.
UEFA EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE
The UEFA Europa Conference League (abbreviated as UECL), colloquially referred to as the UEFA Conference League, is an annual football club competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for eligible European football clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the third tier of European club football, after the Champions League and the Europa League. Introduced for the 2021–22 season, the league will serve as the bottom level of the existing UEFA Europa League competition, which was reduced from 48 to 32 teams in the group stage.
The 2022 Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores will be the 63rd edition of the CONMEBOL Libertadores (also referred to as the Copa Libertadores), South America’s premier club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
The 2021–22 Premier League is the 30th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992.
The 2021–22 FA Cup is the ongoing, 141st season of the oldest football tournament in the world, the Football Association Challenge Cup.
The 2021–22 La Liga is the 91st season of La Liga, Spain’s premier football competition. It began on 13 August 2021 and will conclude on 22 May 2022.
COPA DEL REY
The Campeonato de España–Copa de Su Majestad el Rey, commonly known as Copa del Rey or simply La Copa and formerly known as Copa del Generalísimo (1939–76), is an annual knockout football competition in Spanish football, organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
The 2021–22 Bundesliga is the 59th season of the Bundesliga, Germany’s premier football competition. It began on 13 August 2021 and will conclude on 14 May 2022.
GERMAN FOOTBALL CUP
The 2021–22 DFB-Pokal is the 79th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participate in the competition, including all teams from the previous year’s Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 6 August 2021 with the first of six rounds and will end on 21 May 2022 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985.
The 2021–22 Serie A is the 120th season of top-tier Italian football, the 90th in a round-robin tournament, and the 12th since its organization under an own league committee, the Lega Serie A.
The 2021–22 Coppa Italia is the 75th edition of the national cup in Italian football.