Published: Tue, December 10, 2019
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Final host arena exchanged by Federation Internationale de Football Association

Final host arena exchanged by Federation Internationale de Football Association

Fans who successfully applied for tickets to match six and the double-header of matches seven and eight will not be impacted - all their tickets will be automatically issued to Khalifa International Stadium, and their seats will be allocated within the same price category.

Tournament organisers took the decision to switch venues as test events could not be held at the Education City Stadium before the FIFA Club World Cup.

However regardless of the venue being operational, the official opening of the Training Metropolis Stadium has now been pushed again to 2020 as a result of delays within the certification course of.

In such a situation the stadium was unable to host the necessary test matches before the semi-finals and finals of the FIFA Club World Cup.

Several matches at this month's football Club World Cup in Qatar including the final have been moved to a new venue because the opening of a newly-constructed stadium near Doha has been delayed.

The multifunctional stadium, now used for the current Arabian Golf Cup, also organizes the final and third place on December 21.

Liverpool said club officials would visit Qatar in the coming days to inspect Khalifa International Stadium, "as per our protocols".

The Khalifa International Stadium will instead host three additional games, with final completion on the building of Education City Stadium now expected in early 2020. The final is on 21 December.

"The date and time of those matches will remain as previously indicated in the match schedule".

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says four of their young players will feature in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal against Aston Villa before flying to Qatar to join their Club World Cup campaign.

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