Founded in 1963, almost 58 years ago, the Arab Cup was contested for the first time. This is the tournament that the Lebanese Football Association organised for the first time and now it has been taken over by none other than FIFA itself. Even the host country of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 is the same as the FIFA World Cup 2022 which is definitely a big deal for the Arab Cup in whole. 16 teams are going to compete against each other and all the 16 teams are from two different confederations- Asia and Africa. The current Champions walking into the FIFA World Cup 2022 is Morocco who won their first title back in 2012 FIFA Arab Cup. The most successful team in this tournament is none other than Iraq who has always been dominating in the five performances that it delivered in five tournament they played. FIFA Arab Cup 2021 groups are divided properly and 4 teams are associated to each group. More details about it in the article below.
FIFA Arab Cup 2021 Updates Till Now
One of the qualifier matches have been played for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and that has led to the conclusion that the Lybia will not be playing, instead it’ll be Sudan. Just like this, all the other qualifier matches stretching from 19 June to 25 June of 2021 will decide the 7 teams in total that will qualify for the tournament. One of these teams are Sudan and 6 more teams are yet to be decided. On request to reach the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, they are playing seven single leg matches to determine seven winners that are going to reach the main tournament.
The tickets for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 qualifiers is also on sale on the official website of FIFA. This will enable you to go and watch the matches live from the stadium and that is definitely a blissful experience. The tickets were not released very early which means that the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 main tournament tickets will also be released in and around the late 2021 only.
FIFA Arab Cup 2021 Group Details and Segregation
FIFA Arab cup 2021 groups are divided in such a way that even before the qualifier matches have even completed, we can figure out with lesser probables about which teams are going to be in which groups. So a total of 16 teams are playing this tournament trying to get the hands on the ultimate Arab gold. Out of these 16 teams, 9 were already decided according to the April 2021 FIFA world rankings.
The Other 7 will be decided among 14 teams were going to play 7 single leg matches. The winners of their respective matches will directly qualify for the FIFA Arab cup 2021. Since there are 16 teams, FIFA Arab Cup 2021 groups are made 4. Each group is going to contain 4 teams and each team will have three group stage matches. The top 2 of every group is going to advance to the knockout stage.
Here is the group division:
- Qatar (host)
- Oman or Somalia
- Bahrain or Kuwait
- United Arab Emirates
- Mauritania or Yemen
- Saudi Arabia
- Jordan or South Sudan
- Palestine or Comoros
- Lebanon or Djibouti