The 14th edition of the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup tournament is hosted by the United Arab Emirates ( for sponsorship reasons officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 presented by Alibaba Cloud). The UAE is passionate about the game and very proud to be hosting the FIFA Club World Cup in 2017, the third occasion on which the country has done so, after 2009 and 2010.
Seven club champions will come together to contest the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup tournament.Real Madrid, Auckland City, Pachuca, and four other champion clubs yet to be decided will come together to compete in eight matches at Zayed Sports City and Hazza bin Zayed stadium. Real Madrid are the defending champions. They qualified for the tournament as the winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, becoming the first defending champions to qualify for the subsequent tournament.
Dhabi the tournament mascot, lives for football and is excited to be the game ambassador. The Official Mascot will show visitors around, also enjoys light and healthy snacks, is eager to go around the country meeting friends and bringing the tournament closer to the football fans and families and visitors around, promote football by showing his skills and sharing his healthy lifestyle.