Bayern Munich set to play Club World Cup in 2021

Bayern Munich players celebrate with the Champions League trophy in 2020. (Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrate with the Champions League trophy in 2020. (Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich is reportedly going to play the Club World Cup at an unusual time in the season.

The 2020/21 campaign is a unique season due to unusual circumstances. The new season kicked off at a later date due to the late conclusion of last season. However, the ongoing season is going to end at the usual time in May. It is a special year for Bayern Munich, considering they are going to compete for six trophies.

The European Champions are also going to take place in the FIFA’s Club World Cup. However, the tournament is not going to take place at its usual time. According to SZ, FIFA is still planning for this competition, but it is unlikely to take place in December since champions of all continents are yet to be determined.

This report also insists that the tournament is likely to take place in February 2021 at a neutral venue such as Qatar. It will be a big disruption for Bayern in other competitions since Champions League will start knockout rounds in February. Moreover, the Club World Cup was generally completed around the winter break, so not many Bundesliga games were rescheduled last time.

Both the German League and the Champions League will have to be flexible with scheduling to help Die Roten to take part in this competition. It is going to be a chaotic fixture list for Hansi Flick’s men as the season is already condensed in fewer months.

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Meanwhile, this season is a very good opportunity for this young Bayern squad to win multiple trophies. It will continue to instill the mentality in the young players of the squad. The German Champions have already won two trophies this season until now. They lifted the UEFA Supercup by beating Sevilla in August and got their hands on DFL Supercup by beating Borussia Dortmund in the same month.

The German club has made a strong start to the Bundesliga, winning four out of their five league game. Some of the performances in the German league have been emphatic such as the 8-0 mauling of Schalke at Allianz Arena in the first game week of the competition.

Flick’s men have also started CL defense very well by convincingly beating Atletico Madrid in Munich last week. They backed up that enthralling result with a gritty win in Moscow against Locomotiv Moscow this week. Considering the form of other teams in Europe, Die Roten are early favourites to win the competition once again.

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The scheduling of the Club World Cup will further test Flick’s squad management skills. He will have to rotate the starting XI to keep players fresh for all competition. The German manager has done well in October, but a similar approach will be needed to win all six trophies.