- Draw for FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ will probably be held in Doha, Qatar this Tuesday
- 23 nations collaborating in match, which takes place at finish of the 12 months
- FIFA.com brings you a collection of pre-draw stats concerning the contributors
Twenty-three international locations will take part in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™, the draw for which will probably be held on the Katara Opera House in Doha on Tuesday 27 April at 21:00 native time.
Matches will probably be performed at six of the Qatar 2022™ venues, thereby offering the World Cup hosts the right alternative to check amenities and operations one 12 months earlier than world soccer’s flagship occasion takes place in the Middle East and Arab world for the primary time. The FIFA Arab Cup will kick off in direction of the top of this 12 months and conclude on 18 December, Qatar’s National Day.
The 23 nations collaborating in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 are: Qatar (host nation), Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Ahead of tomorrow’s draw, FIFA.com brings you some key stats concerning the contributors.
Reigning CAF Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria are unbeaten in their final 24 video games, successful 17 and drawing 7 since their final defeat to Benin in October 2018.
En path to their maiden Asian title in 2019, Qatar scored 19 targets in seven matches. Nine of these got here from match prime-scorer Almoez Ali, who set a file for essentially the most targets in a single version of the competitors.
Egypt have a formidable file in latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers, dropping none of their final 18 dwelling video games. The Pharaohs are Africa’s most profitable crew, wining seven AFCON titles, together with three in a row in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
The variety of consecutive (official) video games Lebanon received between March 2016 and September 2018. Over that interval, the Cedars managed to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup for the primary time (UAE 2019), having beforehand participated in the 2000 version as hosts.
Kuwait are essentially the most profitable crew in the historical past of the Arabian Gulf Cup, successful the title ten instances, most lately in 2010. In 1980, Kuwait received the Asian Cup for the primary time earlier than qualifying for the 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™.
Iraq have taken half in the AFC Asian Cup on 9 events with their final look in 2019 being their seventh in a row. They claimed the title as soon as, in 2007, with victory over Saudi Arabia in the ultimate.
Tunisia certified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after going eight video games undefeated, successful six and drawing two. The Eagles of Carthage have been the primary African aspect to win a sport at a World Cup, defeating Mexico 3-1 on their maiden look in 1978.
Syria have appeared on the Asian Cup six instances, most lately in 2019, however have but to transcend the group stage. They have made an ideal begin to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, successful their first 5 video games.
Saudi Arabia are one of the crucial profitable Asian groups, collaborating on the World Cup 5 instances, most lately at Russia 2018. Their greatest efficiency got here at USA 1994, after they progressed to the final 16 in what was their maiden look on the international match.
Oman have graced 4 of the final 5 Asian Cups. Their greatest efficiency was in 2019, after they progressed from the group stage for the primary time in their historical past.
Under Portuguese coach Helio Sousa, Bahrain had a remarkably profitable 2019, successful two successive titles inside 5 months: the WAFF Championship and their maiden Arabian Gulf Cup.
UAE certified the FIFA World Cup in solely their second try after they reached Italy 1990. They had participated in the qualifiers for the primary time simply 4 12 months earlier.
Morocco have been the primary African aspect to progress from the group stage at a World Cup, reaching the Round of 16 at Mexico 1986. The Atlas Lions have participated in the worldwide showpiece on 5 events and have been the primary to win the African Nations Championship twice in a row.