— Published 25 January 2021

Spectators should be negative

The FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled for next month in Qatar, will go well in front of the crowd. But there will be a limited number. Importantly, spectators will need to test negative for COVID-19, at least 72 hours before each meeting, to get their tickets. The Qatari organisers unveiled the health measures put in place for the tournament, organised from February 4th to 11th in two stadiums of 40 000 seats in the capital of Qatar. They expect a limitation of the number of spectators, up to 30% of the capacity of each of the two enclosures, the Ahmad Bin Ali and Education City stadiums in Doha. An anti-COVID test will be required for all spectators. Finally, social distancing, wearing a mask and using a tracking application will be mandatory. Foreign supporters will not be allowed. The FIFA Club World Cup was originally scheduled to take place last month. It must bring together the champions of the six continental confederations and the champion of Qatar.