The FIFA Arab Cup (Arabic: كأس العرب, Romanized: Kans Al-Farabi), or simply Arab Cup, is an international organization football competition which has been organized by FIFA given that 2021, as well as is opposed by the senior men’s national teams of the Union of Arab Football Organizations (AFA), the sport’s regulating body for nations in the Arab world. The champion’s inaugural version remained in 1963, kept in Lebanon, which was won by Tunisia. After having actually been played in 1964 as well as 1966, the Arab Cup was stopped for practically two decades, before being contested in 1985. The event was played five even more times till 2012, the last competition organized by the AFA. The 2021 edition is the first organized by FIFA.
The 9 Arab Cup competitions have been won by five nationwide groups. Iraq have actually won four times; the other Arab Cup champions are Saudi Arabia, with two titles; Egypt, Morocco, and also inaugural victor Tunisia, with one title each.
7 nations have organized the Arab Mug. Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have actually each held twice, while Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan as well as Syria has each hosted as soon as. All Arab Mugs have been kept in Asia.
The associations organized in the European Club Association ECA refuse their players the release for the Africa Cup in Cameroon. Background, from the point of view of the clubs, is insufficient Corona protocol at the continental tournament (January 9th to February 6).
This is from a letter from the ECA with board member Oliver Khan from Bayern Munich to the World Association FIFA presented by the French news agency AFP. From the point of view of the ECA, the African Continental Association CAF so far no sufficient protocol have been submitted. Therefore, the clubs do not be able to exhibit players for the tournament.
Bavaria are directly affected by this decision: Your striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is in the preliminary squad of host Cameroon.
The tournament in the middle of the season is a mandrel in many European clubs anyway. Especially in the English Premier League, which could turn up to 40 professionals, stimulates resistance. The FC Liverpool of Team Manager Jürgen Klopp, for example, in the worst case in up to five league games on his stars Mo Salah, Radio Mane and Navy Data would have to do without.
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Media reports, after which the tournament could be moved again, the organizers rejected. The 33rd edition of the Africa Cups, which was carried out every two years, should actually take place in 2021, but was laid for twelve months because of the pandemic. Defending champion is Algeria.