Channel 4 has won the rights to broadcast the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021.
Champions League winners Chelsea will join Palmeiras, Al Hilal, Monterrey, AS Pirae, Al Ahly and Al Jazira in the tournament held from 3 to 12 February 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.
Bayern Munich are the defending champions, but cannot defend their title after being eliminated in the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 final will be live on Channel 4 from 4pm on Saturday 12th February if Chelsea win their semi-final.
Their semi-final, against opponents yet to be decided, on Wednesday 9th February will be shown live on E4 with coverage starting at 4pm.
“This is one of the few major honours to have eluded Chelsea so it’d be great if they can make history live on Channel 4,” said Pete Andrews, head of sport at Channel 4.
“We’re delighted to be bringing top-flight football live on free to air terrestrial television, let’s just hope The Blues can go all the way.”
If Chelsea were to go into the 3rd/4th place playoff, that match will be live on E4 from 12.45pm on Saturday 12th February. If Chelsea were to not make the playoff, the match will be shown on 4Seven.