The new schedule and new format of the Club World Cup, which will be held in China from June 17 to July 4, 2021 with 24 additional teams, could endanger the queen of Africa.
The next Afcon finals are scheduled for June-July 2021 in Cameroon, although there is a possibility that they can be played only in July.
« FIFA’s decision to host the World Club Cup in June means they are killing the African Cup of Nations, » French coach Le Roy told BBC Sport Africa .
« When they decided to make a world championship of clubs with 24 teams at the same time as the African Cup of Nations, it is terrible for the projection of this beautiful competition, the Africa Cup of Nations. »