In a symbolic hand-over, the FIFA Club World Cup was passed from Japan to the United Arab Emirates in an official ceremony moments before the Final match on 18 December 2016.
The ceremony ushered in the return of the Club World Cup to the UAE for 2017 and 2018. The UAE was host to the tournament in 2009 and 2010 when thousands of fans filled stadia to watch world-class football and will return on 6 to 16 December 2017.
To celebrate yet another sensational milestone, ticket sales will be launched in the coming weeks on FIFA.com and fans can pre-register here. Our fans' journey towards the 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 starts now.