The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup (CLUBWC) is the only tournament where the champions from each FIFA confederation's Champions League participate. The CLUBWC is typically hosted by a single country, and the champion from the host country's premier league receives a berth in the tournament. The 2021 CLUBWC is hosted by UAE, an AFC member FA.
FC Bayern München (UEFA/GER1) won the 2020 CLUBWC.
*With UAE as the host country, the 2020-2021 UAE Pro League champion was given the 2nd AFC berth.
|Stage||# Teams||New Teams Entering This Round||Teams From Previous Round||Format|
|1st Round||2||2020-2021 UAE Pro League champion, 2021 OFCCL champion||Knockout match w/extra time, then penalty shoot-out (if necessary)|
|2nd Round||4||2021 AFCCL champion, 2021 CAFCL champion, 2021 CNCFCL champion||winner from 1st Round||Knockout match w/extra time, then penalty shoot-out (if necessary)|
|5th Place Final||2||None||2 losers from 2nd Round||Knockout match w/penalty shoot-out (if necessary)|
|Semifinals||4||2021 COPALIB champion, 2020-2021 UEFACL champion||2 winners from 2nd Round||Knockout match w/extra time, then penalty shoot-out (if necessary)|
|3rd Place Final||2||None||2 losers from Semifinals||Knockout match w/penalty shoot-out (if necessary)|
|Final||2||None||2 winners from Semifinals||Knockout match w/extra time, then penalty shoot-out (if necessary)|
3rd Place Finals
5th Place Final