FIFA Arab Cup, 2021

FIFA Arab Cup
The Arab Cup had been held at irregular intervals since the inaugural tournament in 1963.
The competition did not take place from 1966 to 1985 although, in effect, it was replaced by three editions of the Palestine Cup in the 1970s.
In 1992, it was staged as the football tournament at the Arab Games in Syria.
The ninth edition of the Arab Cup took place in Saudi Arabia in 2012 consisting of teams affiliated to the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA).
After a gap of nine years, it was re-branded as the FIFA Arab Cup with a total of 23 nations competing in 2021 under the joint guidance of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
This initial FIFA backed finals tournament was staged in Qatar as a preparatory event prior to them becoming the first Arab country to host the World Cup in 2022.